Question about a job enviroment

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ShynSassy
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   Posted 12/12/2005 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Help,I have an interview today at 3pm at a funeral home as an administrative assistant.
I was thinking about the whole "enviroment" vs my depression.. I'm worried that it will make it worse.
What do you think? I need a job desperatly and am wondering if I should just deal with it?
Don't worry about the world ending,it's already tomorrow in Australia!


bevhea
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   Posted 12/12/2005 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
A funeral home is a situation where there will be plenty of people who need a helping hand, and who better to understand and offer it with compassion than someone who deals with depression everyday. I worked in the chapel at the base, when I just starting to get better. Lots of people in pain came through that door. The two younger people, who were supposed to know how to handle "situations" had no concept what to do or how to speak to them. I did know.

That said, I would go to the interview and do the best I could. If I did get hired, I'd concentrate on learning what needs to be learned and doing my best. I would probably also make a decision about a test period of time--say 3 weeks--just in case it did make me more depressed, even after I'd given myself a chance to adapt.

If it was taking me down more than helping others was lifting me up, I would leave then. Probably lots of people interview with a similar plan. I'll bet that the people who haven't had problems quit more and faster than the ones who have and understand people's pain.

bev

ShynSassy
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   Posted 12/12/2005 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
That's a very good concept. And I thought about the compassion part that will be needed in the job,I will have that for sure! Lots of it.
Thanks Bev for all of your help and advice this last week. I feel like I've been spilling my guts,which I have never done before.
Don't worry about the world ending,it's already tomorrow in Australia!


bevhea
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   Posted 12/12/2005 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
All of us lock away the things that worry us. Goes with the territory. I'd think of your posts this past week as getting the light of day on inner most thoughts, not spilling your guts.

There are people who spill their guts--you can tell the difference because they are the but, but, but people who want to talk, not think or do.

bev

ShynSassy
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   Posted 12/12/2005 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
very true!
The job interview went very well I think. I just sent out my Thank you card,so hopefully I'll get it.
They were concerned about me being able to handle the enviroment,but I told them that I know it is something that I will never get over because I am very compassionate,but I am hoping that they will be able to teach me their tricks of the trade on dealing with it.
I know that getting a job,no matter what it is,will help me alot with the depression. I'll feel alot better if I feel like I'm contributing to the household. No pressure from my b/f he is great,it's all me being down and angry about it.
Don't worry about the world ending,it's already tomorrow in Australia!


bevhea
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   Posted 12/12/2005 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds very positive; I hope you get it. I liked the way you answered there concerns. If I were interviewing it would tell me that you were a good person, but squarely facing the reality of the situation and are ready to learn. Very good answer. Now we all need to keep our fingers crossed or say a prayer that you get the job.

bev
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