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Stressful situation at work


Friday, November 30, 2012

Well, things at work have become very stressful these past few days. I had to give up my large office and move into a small cubicle plus share the small room with another person and a manager. The other person has told me that they want to have the room to have a professional look so I won't be able to hang up my son's picture that he painted for me or any other personal sayings or pictures like I had in my office. I have worked in this same office before with these two and it was very stressful then. The manager in the office is not my boss but thinks she is. I have an awesome boss and he is not happy about me having to move either. I won't have any privacy to talk to my truck drivers like I had before unless I leave the room and go into the cafeteria with them. emoticon My drivers know that they can talk to me about anything. Whether it be they are unhappy with their run or their manager or if they have a problem at home. I am afraid that they won't come to me like that anymore and it will ruin the working relationship I have with them. I keep telling myself that this is only a temporary situation for a year or so but I am still stressing over it. The good thing is right now that I have a slight cold and don't feel like eating much so I am not binging on unhealthy foods. I ask God for the strength everyday as I walk into the building for me to not let the situation get to me and that I am thankful for my job.
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MINILOVER1 12/10/2012 5:12AM

    Thank you everyone for your good comments and, yes, things are going okay in the office. I just keep reminding myself that at least I do have a job and I am in and out of the office alot going to get some paperwork from another office so I do get relief. I also listen to my radio on my phone using my headset so life is good. Thanks again.

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MAIDAMONTREAL 11/30/2012 10:30AM

    I understand the feeling too. At one of my jobs I would regularly have lunch with the girls and VP and we would talk and laugh a lot. Three months into my job the guy doing purchase orders and reception relief retired. I was told that I would now have to do reception relief at lunch time which meant that I would have to have my lunch at 11am by myself instead of 12pm with the others. It was upsetting for me since I hate answering phones due to rude callers and also felt it was a step down. I also did not like the fact that I had to eat by myself so early in the day and that I would have to hear the others talking and laughing while I was on reception relief.

This caused me to act out at the other employees and I got called in and disciplined for it. I immediately had to change my attitude and it caused me a lot of friction for another 3 months and I almost left the office but then we had an office meeting where we were all told to shape up. Things got better afterwards. I was able to alternate lunch hours with the receptionist and I was able to take my lunch at 1pm instead of 11am on my days at noon time reception. I still hated my job but at least the situation was better.

I hope that your situation will not be as horrid as you think and I hope that you can work things out with those two workers. Perhaps you can talk to your good boss or someone in HR. Good luck.

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MRE1956 11/30/2012 6:38AM

    I'll trade ya! Being unemployed at 50-something s**ks the life and what's left of "spirit" of a person - believe you me, you do NOT want to go down that road! I'm in a very dark place right now and will likely leave Spark as a result........and needless to say, I'm NOT "doing holidays" of ANY KIND! Welcome to my worthless world!

As to your situation........I've been in my share of cubies in my time - perhaps, if you can't *hang* anything, you may be able to improvise by keeping a few small items that can suffice you?

So hang in there - you know your situation is temporary and that you appear to have a supportive boss - perhaps he may be able to come up with some idea or ideas that can make your situation somewhat more bearable for as long as you have to bear with it!

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JER-BER 11/30/2012 6:19AM

    I understand your situation so well as I am struggling with my job problems too. I won't bore you with details, but I been with my job for over 19 years, management has gone out the window so there is no direction for the employees and the ones who do manage don't seem to care about loyalty. Some employees just come and go as they please, don't do their job or pull their weight, and are not held accountable. There is just no structure or control. Now they are saying not only am I going to lose my office, but they are downsizing due to our financial situation so they are shrinking our office by 2/3rds and will have no room for me at the "main" office but will open a small satellite office on the East side and told me I will be sent there. I am going look at this as a positive move and see how I can make this work for me.

I deal with craziness often, I so understand the stress and anxiety you deal with daily. My DH keeps trying to remind me that I need only worry about what I can control and not worry about what I can't control. One of my SP friends reminded me to keep work at work and keep home at home because they are two separate places. She is right. I am not going to waste my emotions or energy in worrying about what is going to happen since I didn't make any of the "dumb" decisions, but I will focus on me, do my best, and go home when I am done.

I hope and pray you feel better soon about your work issues and know that there are others thinking about you. It is going to be ok so hang in there! emoticon

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SANDYCRANE 11/30/2012 6:16AM

    This is tough. Since you may be in that office for awhile, you may need to take a second look at the people you work with. Pretend they are okay and treat them like that and maybe things will get better. It often worked for me. Hope things work out, have a happy day.

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JSTETSER 11/30/2012 6:12AM

    I hope that you find peace in your work somehow.

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EWL978 11/30/2012 6:07AM

    I just hate people who drive you crazy!!!! It's too bad that this move has happened. A YEAR?? Are you going to have to strength?? What about your boss? I know...a job is an important thing to keep, especially today.

Keep on keeping on and don't let it get you down. Fortunately, you have this place to come to when things start to get to you...but don't let the idiots rule!!

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CANDOK1260 11/30/2012 6:06AM

    emoticon so sorry about this

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