Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

Anybody ever have to quit their job because the their anxiety was paralyzing?

Posted at Jan 26, 2019 10:02 PM, 2 comments

I love what I do at work, but I hate having to deal with office politics. It diminishes the value I get from doing my passion.

Posted at Jan 24, 2019 3:10 PM, 4 comments

If 150 million people in this country have a job well so can I!! Argh looking for a job is tough

Posted at Jan 21, 2019 3:12 AM, 1 comments

I hate how much control work stress has over me and my life

Posted at Jan 26, 2019 12:46 AM, 0 comments

Yesterday I found out my team members were saying bad things about me to my boss. In addition, my boss has been reaching out to them, asking them what they thought about me. I've only been their boss for 1 month now and I'm about to throw in the towel. I feel betrayed by my boss. I also feel like the person with whom I confided my feelings in will share them with my team and my boss and I may get fired. I'm so sad.

Posted at Jan 24, 2019 10:56 PM, 8 comments

I hate that we need to work to live. One day of the work I am qualified for exhausts me too much for any self help to recover me. My self hatred stems from work as I feel incapable, stupid, unappreciated and this is in the 5 jobs I've had in the last year and a half. I can't find anything that makes me happy that I feel really contributes anything to this world.

Posted at Jan 25, 2019 2:12 PM, 0 comments

Crying right now because a client is shouting at me and it’s not even my fault..

Posted at Jan 21, 2019 2:33 AM, 1 comments

When your too anxious to go to work and can't face your partner's disappointment at not going. Currently escaped to the beach and sitting in my car.

Posted at Jan 21, 2019 10:38 AM, 1 comments

I feel like I've wasted my life by making the wrong choices. I'm 32, unemployed, with a degree I completed just to finish what I started. Need to support myself, but scared of work, driving, independence, etc. No friends I can talk to, supportive family I don't want to keep stressing out. So lonely.

Posted at Jan 24, 2019 9:20 AM, 2 comments

I work in the healthcare field and hate my current job. I only like the patients that don't complain and don't need much for me. This makes me feel like a terrible person. I need a personal day to deal with my mental state, so I'm calling in sick tomorrow.

Posted at Jan 23, 2019 7:00 AM, 3 comments

Spent the entire day at work feeling isolated, again. The nicest person to me today was a food delivery person. Their genuine smile made me feel good, though.

Posted at Jan 23, 2019 2:32 AM, 0 comments

At work, I am not the only one affected by stress. My colleagues are struggling with me. I shared a motivational video with my boss today. She loved it and wanted me to share the message. There was a girl on my team who was at the point of tears, so I sent it to her first because she needed extra love. Then I shared the video with my team, then my whole company. I’m being recognized, as an inspirational leader. Spreading light to other people, will bring light to you as well 🙂

Posted at Jan 22, 2019 4:14 PM, 2 comments

Every challenge is an opportunity! Onwards and forwards 👊👊

Posted at Jan 22, 2019 1:26 PM, 0 comments

I have my first job interview in three years tomorrow! I have no idea what's going to happen. After being mentally ill for so long, if I get the job, working is going to be so strange.

Posted at Jan 23, 2019 6:51 AM, 7 comments

A board member continuously disagreed with me today about an applicant we're interviewing. I will be the one working with them, nominally I'm in charge, but she won't respect my input. It makes me feel belittled. This woman has treated all her past managers this way. She's supposed to be retiring soon. Just need to keep my cool until then.

Posted at Jan 23, 2019 12:08 AM, 1 comments

I am a nurseryschool-tracher in Sweden. I love the children and to work with "my group". It is intensive work , but THAT I can handle. What I can't put up with is the gossip when people are talking badly about eachother behind others backs... it has gone to far.. Our boss says she is dealing with the problems... It is like "moment 22"... we can not find staff with the right education, so we have to be pleased somone/ anyone will come and work... suitable or not...

Posted at Jan 26, 2019 11:02 AM, 0 comments

I love my career, it is my passion and for once in my life I am succeeding at it. But I have 0 support from my husband and now he is making me choose between my career and him and our children

Posted at Jan 21, 2019 3:54 AM, 7 comments

I reported a boss for sexual harrassment and all I can feel is remorse because he was close to retirement.

Posted at Jan 22, 2019 7:15 PM, 6 comments

My anxiety won’t let me get a job and I hate it. I really want one/need one but I’m just too scared😔

Posted at Jan 20, 2019 1:37 PM, 5 comments

Today I was demoted. I'm sad. I know it's for the best because I had a lot on my plate but I feel like a failure. My boyfriend keeps telling me why I can't just move on but he just doesn't get how much it hurts in my heart. I've always wanted to succeed beyond my reach and this set my confidence back a lot. Everyday my confidence goes down and down.

Posted at Jan 26, 2019 2:06 AM, 2 comments

I love my job but I absolutely can’t stand one of my coworkers who does nothing but gets away with everything.

Posted at Jan 23, 2019 8:43 AM, 0 comments

my dad is pissing me off about getting another job but I only quit 3 days ago... it’s just annoying because it seems like he doesn’t care about my emotional well being, He’s asked me every time we drive past a store or whatever if I would apply there, it’s so frustrating because I just want a break right now but he doesn’t care. I’m 15 years old, I don’t think it’s that bad if I don’t have a job right now.

Posted at Jan 26, 2019 9:55 PM, 2 comments

I’m the only woman in my team, and of course, they mansplain things a lot. Most of the time, I feel ill never be good enough for them. My supervisor is really difficult to read, sometimes he is very friendly, but he ignores me very often. My colleagues are not bad... in general. I just have this constant feeling that no one is very honest and I can’t trust in anyone.

Posted at Jan 24, 2019 3:51 AM, 1 comments

My dream job is out the window. They took back their offer due to error on their part after at least a month of me waiting to start. Now I’m still unemployed. It’s like I’m cursed. Bad things keep happening.

Posted at Jan 26, 2019 1:50 PM, 2 comments

The office political game is stifling. It makes me want to leave.

Posted at Jan 24, 2019 4:50 PM, 1 comments
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