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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/7/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't necessarily think this is anticipatory anxiety - but maybe it is after all.  I have a very responsible job as an HR officer.  There is alot of opportunity for problems in my job.  I have to deal with the CEO on an almost daily basis, the union every day, irate employees, and frustrated supervisors.  Something happens the end of almost every week that has me worrying all weekend long about what's going to happen at work regarding that particular issue.  Sometimes it's two issues.  This weekend it's something I said to the CEO at the Christmas party last night.  Basically when I told him I'd been working 5 am until 6 pm on a big thing for the company, I told him I thrived on that, wasn't complaining and he said "I've been doing that for 20 years..." And I jokingly said, "That's what they pay you the medium bucks for, huh?"  Granted this probably didn't even phase him but now I'm worried, gives me minor anxiety. 
I should add that most of the time, my worries turn out to be for naught.  I try to tell myself this when I am worrying.  Doesn't always help.

Georgie Girl

Post Edited (Georgie Girl) : 12/7/2008 11:03:41 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/7/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Georgie, it will be all right... what I've found about those people is that they usually forget what we've said to them about ten seconds later, and it never comes up again. I can't count how many times I've made a silly comment or remark to someone, especially a manager or someone else who makes me nervous, only to wish five minutes afterward that I hadn't said it, but 99% of the time it comes to nothing. It was a party and you were just making conversation... it will be all right.

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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Yikes, all most full blown anxiety this morning as I prepare to go back to work after the weekend.  Haven't felt like this in weeks.  Guess it's time for my rescue Zyprexa. 
Georgie Girl

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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey georgie girl, he probably took as the jokey comment u ment it as. But if its really bugging jus say to him hey i hope u didn't take what i said the wrong way etc...

I get anxiety too when i say something jokingly but feel it may have been taken the wrong way. In fact it happens about once a week. If it really bugging me i end up apoligizing and saying hope it ment s a joke. Then start worrying ppl will think im weird for apoligizing. Its a vicious circle :P

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   Posted 12/8/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   


I was in a position like yours and I just want to mention to be very careful for job burnout.  When your whole life is your job and you are worrying about it on weekends and crying before you have to go to work it is time to take a step back and decided if your stressing way to much.

Also work on that self you made the comment, many of us get tongue tied when talking to the CEO and say something that comes out sounding  wrong to our ears.  He probably did not even care.

My staff used to tell me all the time " that is why you get the big bucks"  I just laughed and said yes and I deserve them for all I do.  They would then reply with "I wouldn't take your job, it doesn't pay enough for all the headaches you have to put up with"

Yep, I had unions, and staffing and performance evaluations and payroll and lots of meetings, chairperson for emergency preparedness............staff meetings, leadership meetings, and on and on................I would come to work at  0630 and rarely left until 1600.  I was salaried.   No overtime like the unions.............but it was my choice and I managed for many years.

Talk to us about your fears and maybe we can give you tips on how to decrease the anxiety.

Take Care



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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/10/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Well my worry was pretty much for naught (as usual).

And my Sunday and Monday anxiety is under control.  Was able to manage a couple of very big meetings this week with several top leaders (I am actually a civilian working for the Air Force so these are military officers).


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