Job Causing extreme depression

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cman6
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   Posted 4/2/2012 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been at my current job a year and a half and before that was unemployed for 9 months. even before the 9 months of unemployment I was going through severe depression actually tried      and my boss gave me a voluntary layoff which was the best thing for me at the time cause I could barely get up to go to work and it affected my performance.

Now move to the future I get hired into a great company with potential of making $20+/hr without a college degree. When I first got hired in it was great loved all my co workers actually became quick friends with all of them and a lot had to do with none of them knew about my depression, it was like starting over which actually helped me. 8 months in I get promoted but I had to move to third shift where I don't work with anyone I work by myself. It's extremely easy and like I said I'm close to getting a raise to 20 bucks an hour but I am back to where I was before just crazy depressed. I hate my hours, a lot of gossip is talked on this shift between people and 90% are african american and they all don't like me and one of them flat out told me she doesnt want me working there. I heard from everyone even my african american friends that work there that she is extremely racist but with all the tension, the hours the lack of socialization my life has fallen back into the pit.

So what do I do? I want to stay with the company but I no longer want to work this shift but I don't want to look like a crybaby either and I have no idea how to go about this. So I need help

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 4/2/2012 6:49:25 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 4/2/2012 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I think the best course of action for you would be to go to your boss and say that 3rd shift is not working out for you and ask to be put on a different shift. This may very well mean giving up your promotion and any raise that may have went with it but your health is more important than money. This is assuming your main issue is the hours.

Your other option, assuming that the main reason you do not like 3rd shift is because of this woman, and if she is creating a hostile work environment for you is to go to either your supervisor or human resources and file a complaint. Everyone has the right to work in a non hostile place without being harassed.
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cman6
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   Posted 4/2/2012 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Do I make it known to him that I'm depressed and have been for years? because I know for a fact there are laws against discriminating anyone with a mental health issue

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   Posted 4/2/2012 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
That would be up to you. Though the harrassment can be adding to your depression. I would let him know that you are not happy with the current shift and that you would like to change shifts. It is so hard working in a hostile environment.

I am sorry for you current situation. I hope that things get better. I think Jim gave you some great advice.

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Jim1969
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   Posted 4/2/2012 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
It is up to you, as Karen said, as to tell him about your bouts with depression or not.

If you would rather not say anything about your mental health issues you could just say that you are unable to adjust to sleeping during the day. This would probably work if you have been on 3rds for at least a month or two.

The only other thing to do is to report the hostile work conditions you are experiencing and ask that something be done about it.
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