stressed out at work

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jeeper
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   Posted 6/23/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel like I'm going to explode.  I get pulled in 20 different directions and I get to where I can't focus, I can't prioritize and I become totally non functional.  No one at work knows I'm bi-polar but they are going to start wondering what is wrong with me if I can't get it together.  Most of the time I like my job but lately I don't seem to handle it so well.  I'm taking tomorrow off so I hope I can pull myself together.  Does anybody else go through this with their jobs or is it just my bi-polar self?   Its 2 weeks until my next psych appointment.

serafena
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   Posted 6/24/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi jeeper,

Trouble with work is a huge problem for bipolars. You can bet we've probably all been there. I just had to quit my job because it was too stressful for me. I hope your day off is going okay and you can recharge and get back on track.

serafena
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jeeper
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   Posted 6/24/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the reply.  I'm having a calm day.  Just lying back and watching movies and trying to destress.  But I dread going back to work tomorrow.  I'm sorry you had to quit your job.  Sometimes the stress is so overwhelming.  Hopefully being off today will help give me a new start tomorrow

HellandHighTide
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Even though I have just a lousy part-time customer service job, I have great difficulty with it nowadays. I've been there nearly three years (somehow) and I find that my mood fluctuations are extremely volatile while there, which is a big issue when you're dealing with the public.

My problem was exacerbated by having a different schedule every week, which is common for these kinds of jobs. The instability was so much that I had to request a set schedule, which thankfully I got, starting next week.

I personally find that if I'm asked to multitask, it really amplifies the problem. Since my emotional state is so up and down, the last thing I need is a bunch of different tasks bogging me down, such as you describe, being pulled in different directions. Even the simplest of jobs can become a problem then. I wish you well.

jeeper
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   Posted 6/25/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the reply.  Its nice to know I'm not alone

HellandHighTide
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   Posted 6/25/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
You're certainly not.

I for one had a rather bad day at work today. Almost got into an argument with a customer. Well, I sort of did, actually, but it was brief. Work really does bring out the worst in me, which is one among the numerous reasons I'm looking for a new (real) job.

Best of luck again.

jeeper
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   Posted 6/26/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your reply.  I actually had a better day today.  I got moved to a different area where there is much more structure.  Maybe structure is better for me

atvsamala
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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

If you're not comfortable with other people knowing about your medical condition, then, you are entitled not to tell them about it. Besides, telling them may result to misunderstanding or worse, discrimination. Also, maybe there are things in your work that make you feel overwhelmed and stressed out. It's better for you to talk to your family, friends or someone you really trust.

Regards,
atvsamala

jeeper
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   Posted 6/30/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
that's good advice.  I actually resigned today and I feel better already.  I have taken another job that I think (hope) will be less stressful.  Of course there is stress in any work situation there are just degrees of it.  The job I'm in now has just gotten impossible and I'm glad I quit.  Thanks for your reply

sukay
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   Posted 7/1/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi jeeper,

~Congratulations on your new job!~ 

I hope this one works out much better for you. blush


~sukay~
 Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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serafena
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   Posted 7/1/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeeper,

Congrats on getting out of a terrible work environment. That's really important to those of us with mood disorders. I hope the next one works out better.

serafena
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jeeper
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   Posted 7/1/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks sukay and serafina!  I am hopeful, too, that this one will work out better for me.  It is with Hospice.  I have done hospice work off and on for nine years and it feels good to be getting back to it.  Yes it is stressful, but so rewarding.  I get no rewards where I am now - just headaches!  Also, I am getting back into a spirituality class.  I went for about 2 years but had to drop out because of my job - I could never get out on time.  So overall, I think I'm beginning to take better care of myself.
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