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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Its been a challenging week mentally - work has really got me down. At the moment I kind of dread going. I guess I consider myself wierd but with regard to working I like the social aspect - love working in teams but it feels like where I am now everyone is at everyone's throat. Yesterday I messed up - forgot to send an important email and it almost resulted in an important shipment being turned away. Add insult to injury my phone had died overnight so no one could get ahold of me until I made it to work. After several I'm sorry - its completely my fault conversations and three people screaming at me, I was an emotional mess. Today no one is even speaking to me - my boss is out of town (only comes in two days a month now if that) and it feels like everyone wishes I would just leave.

When I got home yesterday my husband was kind enough to let me get out of the house to be by myself and shake off the irritability that had accumulated during the day - 8 mile bike ride despite the heat. Was totally worth it and probably saved my family from a meltdown (mine of course). Went to bed early with grand plans to get to work early and fresh but of course I just managed to get here on time. (Did get my 8 hours sleep though yay!)

Today I feel like I'm just trying to survive work so I can go home and get away from all this stress and negativity. Its so bad I'm considering a complete career change (tired of the stress)...Just hoping that while I'm dealing with it the situation does not sabotage my weight loss.

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  • DIANE7786
    emoticon It's great you chose exercise to ease your stress. Don't let co-workers negativity affect you. You made a mistake but the shipment was delivered on time. My guess is it caused a little confusion for one or two employees who had to correct paperwork and a lot of gossip for the rest. Each of them have made mistakes--it's a human thing. Maybe they feel superior because they had the good fortune to find and correct their mistakes before anyone noticed. You have apologized. Smile and do your job. It's their problem if they want to relive the incident among themselves.
    1605 days ago
    You are aware of the issues and can prepare yourself for potential sabotage. Be grateful for that!

    It sounds to me like this situation may actually propel you forward in your healthy lifestyle journey. You are coping with stress by taking care of you (8 mile bike ride), that's awesome!

    On a side note regarding the job; NOTHING is that important. Screw'em if they can't take a joke, or a mistake.

    1606 days ago
    emoticon It sounds like you had a very hard day. However, you did the right think taking the bike ride when you got home. It is also good that you are talking it about your problem. Keep on sparking
    1606 days ago
    we have days like that - and God makes it easy to put into perpective - try and pray
    1606 days ago
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