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What Do You Do When Your Job Makes You Sick?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by BetteTheRed, May 17, 2018.

  1. BetteTheRed

    BetteTheRed Resident Heretic

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    We live in a world permeated by, universally, "you can do this right". It's almost universally false.

    How do you cope, what do you do when you find yourself 'out of sync' with your work environment, especially later in your career?
     
  2. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    1. Start thinking about retirement.
    2.Buy lottery tickets in the hope to retire early.
     
  3. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    There is the work pandemic (single cause) that overused will interfere with the relaxation syndrome ... if you fight the relaxation syndrome you will Dei as dying is a metaphor with a hued past .. and thus consumed in the darkness of the unknown ... sometimes as alter to ego ( the state of awareness) ... but the religious work ethic drives flexible and fluid souls into the out-'ve here and right now mode!

    Thus the dark and unknown takes a prominent position in our cognizance as we scheme to lie about how we can surpass it ... but we don't as we get too stressed about that work of slinking by with more ... kind 've reptilian in some visions ... as a wise mind knowing when to leave? Is that a simili for a psychic OBI ... as in obtuse to what we've been told by those they swear they know everything?

    But the fact is none of us do ... but remain stressed ... about what we don't know ... tis dark eh bi! The last word is dark in form and rimes with Evae in a rye manor that few understand because of alien phonetics lost in the long term mind as psychically disposed! Thus the disconnect ... of antisocial nature of forgetting dust from out of Skye ...

    One can carry only so much ethereal dirt ...
     
  4. Jae

    Jae Will Accept if Nominated

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    Change careers.
     
  5. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    How droll ... misspelt from an older tradition! Lost in the dissociated mind by overwhelming desires ... a fault with passions!
     
  6. Seeler

    Seeler Well-Known Member

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    Bette - that is a quandry for ssomebody to find themselves in. Perhaps at first it was a dream job - exactly what they wanted. But a merger, or a change in management, or they've found out something underhanded going on, or they are transfered to another department where they don't fit in with the staff - or something has happened so that they dread each day at work. But the pay is good, and they have to eat and pay off their mortgage.
    What to do?
    Early retirement? probably not an option at this time. Hold out for a few more years.
    Look for a transfer within the company?
    Keep your eyes and ears pealed for another job in the field, or something altogether different?
    Consider your prioities - could you live for less? smaller house, different location? could you take a different job even if it would require a big pay cut?
    Try to change the atmosphere at work? or your attitude about it?
    Look for the positives while enduring the negatives?

    We spend a third of our lives at work. It's too bad if we can't enjoy that time.
     
  7. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    In my time, I had good people to vent with and listen to.
     
  8. Northwind

    Northwind Still knitting. Singing when I can.

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    That was one factor in our decision to retire now. Thankfully we can do it. There was some "stuff" going on a work and I felt the effects of that. My supervisor left and a new person took her place on an acting capacity. This new person is intelligent and forthright. It has been refreshing. She called out some behaviours and we had some hard conversations as a team. I now realize the former supervisor was part of my problem. Things are much improved though there are undercurrents still. With the personalities involved, that will be the case.

    I do work for a large employer so I was able to apply for other positions. That didn't work out in the end. That's okay.

    It is still the right time for me to retire. Get to leave on a more positive note. I'm not feeling like I have to flee. I am though, tired and weary. Hubby and I will likely pick up part time work here and there. I'm leaning more and more towards not doing anything in my profession. Mindless work is becoming more attractive.
     
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  9. Mendalla

    Mendalla Aspirant False Prophet

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    I don't know that my job is making me sick, per se, and I'm still quite happy with my workplace (happier than ever in some regards). However, I've been here nearly twenty years and my interest in the field is flagging. IT was never my first choice of career and the move into it from librarianship was dictated as much by my need to be living in the same city as my family as by a real desire to change field. Add to that the fact that more and more of my time is going to "management" rather than hands-on IT, and I'm starting to mentally calculate how much longer I should hang on. I know we have the right team here so that my leaving wouldn't mess things up too badly and I know I have the resources to go on without a salary but it's still awfully early and I haven't got my post-retirement plans fully thought through yet.
     
  10. revjohn

    revjohn Well-Known Member

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    Haven't faced it yet. So I will sit and watch from the sidelines.
     
  11. You just never know

    You just never know Blip, blip, blip....

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    Just try to live one day at a time and zone out during most meetings (thankfully nobody ever asks me what the meeting was about as I usually have no idea). Would like to retire yesterday, but not possible and too young to take early Canada Pension and try to squeak by. Just putting up with it, but some days I am exhausted by it all and fall asleep in early evening trying to watch television or go on the computer. A co-worker told me she goes home and cries and cries every single night, this must be hard on her family as she has a child at home and a husband. I'd never shed a single tear over it, but everybody copes in their own way. Nice weather helps as I commute to work on the bike and once I'm in the "cycling zone" nothing else exists.
     
  12. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    1st world problem?
     
  13. revjohn

    revjohn Well-Known Member

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    Not really. Plenty in the developing world work at jobs which make them sick.

    I expect being able to discuss it is more of a first world luxury.
     
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  14. Waterfall

    Waterfall Well-Known Member

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    If my job makes me sick, I look for another one.
     
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  15. Northwind

    Northwind Still knitting. Singing when I can.

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    I've done that in the past. I definitely needed to leave one job that was toxic in many ways. I'm fortunate to be able to work with one former coworker now and we've been able to comisserate to some degree. It has added to the healing.
     
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