Questions dealing with workplace-related stress.

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stress leave from work [on hold]

I live in Providence, Rhode Island. On Friday I was suspended from my job. Prior to this I was experiencing great stress over work, as well as due to a death in the family. On Monday my employers ...
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Can anything be done about an atmosphere of finger pointing?

I'm on a project that I would have loved. Before I started at the company, somebody estimated the budget and timeline for the project, and they made the estimates absurdly low. The project is hugely ...
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Handling workload changes

I am seeking advice on how to deal with workload changes. In the past year there have been various changes in the office I work in resulting in the office to be understaffed and with no manager. Since ...
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Boss is making me come in after 2 weeks notice, but I have palpable anxiety being at work [closed]

So some background. I am a computer programmer working completely solo on a large project (3 months in the making, beta launch imminent). I told them they need to hire a replacement for me, I've been ...
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Boss accused me of incompetency and misrepresenting my skillset. How to respond?

I was assigned a task of staging some code on our dev servers. Most times this is an easy task. However this time my boss only gave me the FTP credentials and IP address of a client's server. He also ...
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2answers
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How does an Intern ask for work, when he/she already has multiple time and feels like a burden?

I am graduating as an IT major and have worked as an Accounting Specialist as well. My school has assigned me to a co-op opportunity after some painful mistakes on their part (I showed up at the ...
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How to overcome depression while digging in HUGE code? [closed]

Frankly speaking, I have joined a new company 1 month ago. The company has code which spans over 19 long years. Its a big company and code is great without doubt. But when I am told to work on task ...
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Does the current company try to ''squeeze'' the work out of me? [closed]

At this point I am working in a start-up company and I feel like they're trying to 'make the most of me'. In other words, I need to be productive over 90 - 95% of the time and to deliver results as ...
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4answers
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How do I address the sometimes explosive co-worker and blurred lines of responsibilities?

I have been at my job 3 years, a co-worker has been here 19 years. Lately, a lot of her tasks have been shifted to me and the temper tantrums ensue from her – personal accusations from her, raised ...
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Groupism at work

I am Indian, working in Germany for the past 5 years. For the past year, I have been working in a team where everyone else is German. Since I am the most senior in the team; I'm always invited to ...
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3answers
209 views

Disciplinary due to response to stress [closed]

After many weeks of a stressful situation with extensive hours and demands, employee cracked and responded in a way they shouldn't (spoke harshly to boss in front of others in the office) in response ...
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3answers
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Being impacted by the teams stress levels

I work in a team where everyone is under a lot of pressure due to workloads and deadlines. Comments are made about members of staff (even in other teams) who aren't staying as late. People are ...
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3answers
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Am I expecting too much of myself?

I am currently working a part-time temporary position as an Instructor, which has good hourly pay but limited hours, so it is meeting my very modest expenses, but that is it. I have to pay for my own ...
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2answers
401 views

How to Cope With Severe Mental Illness in a New Job Setting? [duplicate]

I was diagnosed several years ago with bipolar disorder, and have since been seeking help as much as possible from professional therapists and psychiatrists. I have tried a large variety of different ...
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7answers
589 views

How can I function with a manager who has a very different working style to me? [closed]

I am the only software developer in a company with about 100 employees, and my immediate boss is a senior manager. I started working there 3.5 months ago and there is a 6 month probation period. My ...
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4answers
542 views

How can I tell an employer I'd rather not work abroad?

I recently had to work abroad for a few days and there is another trip scheduled for a few weeks time. Since the time I arrived, I have felt depressed and dejected. I'm not sleeping properly and I've ...
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5answers
9k views

Assigned a job I cannot do

I am a recent graduate who moved across the country to get his dream job in game programming. I worked at a indie company for a year and then was hired by one of the largest companies. This is a dream ...
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3answers
540 views

Culture changing in a way I don't like, anything I can do?

I have worked as a software developer for a company for 5 years, they were a small start up when I joined and the emphasis was on the quality of your output, that is how you were judged as an ...
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2answers
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Taking a step back in my workplace [closed]

I have searched for advice about this online but can only find items about changing jobs for a lower position. I have worked at a company for 7 years and i started right at the bottom, switched ...
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1answer
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Is there any way of getting my bosses to fix the air conditioning?

I work in fast food, and after speaking to a lot of my colleagues I've found that I'm not the only one at work who feels it is too hot. We do have air conditioning, but the managers all admit it does ...
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7answers
9k views

Is stress expected this soon in my career?

I am a junior developer in a very small company and have been there for a year. Only a month ago it was just my boss and I working on developments. While I am a junior and only 21, I have had previous ...
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1answer
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Working with difficult people and processes that don't work

I work with software development, I'm trainee for about 5 months. Nowadays many things worry me in the team (composed by me, my leader and another developer): 1. We don't work with deadlines and ...
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Explain that job uncertainty is affecting my ability to do work?

Should I tell my boss that job uncertainty is affecting my ability to do work? If so, how best to explain? I am a developer working on a contract basis for an organization and manager I like and ...
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personal stress leave can I get paid while away [closed]

I just wanted to know how I can take stress leave from work and still get paid, or keep my job, going thru a lot of personal things at home that requires my full attention.
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1answer
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How to write a email to boss asking him to hire qualified empolyee to help me in QA dept [duplicate]

I joined as a junior in QA dept then grew to manager,day after day the products of the company get larger and I am unable to conduct all experiments and tasks lonely. So what I need to ask my boss to ...
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2answers
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Uncomfortable Culture at Work After Expansion [closed]

I work at a game development studio as a programmer. For the first year things were great but it started to expand and they hired a bunch of new people. One of the new people was a senior artist who ...
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1answer
318 views

Beneficial methods of coping with stress at work when in a senior position [closed]

I work on a technical service desk for a large insurance company. I've been in this role for over 10 years and in the past have been able to effectively deal with the stress and pressure of the ...
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1answer
372 views

Should I leave the company that I have been with for 20 years because they will not hire more help? [closed]

I am a Network Manager and have been with the same company from 20 years. I have always liked working hard(maybe too hard) and taking on any responsibility they could throw at me. Six months ago I ...
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1answer
289 views

Colleague feedback - asking them to relax

I currently work in a fast paced I.T environment and have to give one of my colleagues feedback (I am not his manager). He is a very strong developer with excellent work ethics which I have wrote ...
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1answer
280 views

How to handle stress and potential stress leave [duplicate]

Looking for advice on how to approach the experts involved and how to eliminate stress factors. How could one eliminate stress to avoid the situation of feeling the need to quit immediately due to it ...
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277 views

How does stress leave work? [closed]

I am a store manager for a big retail company in Toronto. Stress is killing me lately. I have chest pains and weird dreams, I'm nervous at all time, etc. How does stress leave work? Do I need a doctor ...
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How can I request a mentor/helping hand in my company to learn coding?

I've had a very hard time back in my university during my undergrad in CSE due to numerous reasons. Added to that, due to the intimidating nature of our very first programming course instructor, I ...
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Group Introduction Fear [closed]

I have around 7 years of work experience and recently I found myself terrified with group introductions. It has never happened before. I am dreaded with so much fear that I feel I am a total mess. I ...
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578 views

Working alone and working overloaded with priority responsibilities + ADHD

I work in a very small privately owned manufacturing business (<5 administrative employees) as the only web developer (official title, but see second paragraph). My boss is the owner. I currently ...
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4answers
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How to deal with a rude and bully Boss? [closed]

I work as a software engineer on contract basis for a big IT company in London. Couple of months back our team manager got changed. Our new manager is very rude and impolite. Her reputation as being ...
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5answers
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Resigning right after coworker [duplicate]

I work in a small department where it is just me and my coworker and our boss. Both my coworker and I have issues with our boss and we have brought it to management's attention and have had meetings ...
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What to do when I can't do the work? [duplicate]

Here is a bizarre situation I am in. I hold advanced technical degree, recognized as a talented person. So far, all I did is research, and then decided to enter the industry. A company hired me after ...
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Handling unreasonable demands from other departments

I don't want to reveal the field I'm working in, but hopefully my question will be general enough that I don't need to. I've been at my job for a couple of years now. The team I'm on has to work ...
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4k views

What to do about a teammate who is burnt out

Our team has been working hard on an extremely difficult project with an insanely short deadline. We aren't working 80-hour weeks, but the time we are working is stressful to say the least. Everyone ...
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How can I prevent being extremely clumsy and unable to pay attention to details? [closed]

I am 25 yrs old, a team manager with staff and also with ownership of individual contribution work mainly involving original research and analysis. My work is generally 70% managing and 30% own ...
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Should I ask for time off in lieu if I was sick? [closed]

I am a trainee developer at a large (~120 people) web agency, about 7 days from passing my probation. I was feeling unwell this morning (Thursday) but I went in anyway because I have a deadline for a ...
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How do I take a break on the spot in a moment of extreme stress or feeling overwhelmed?

What can I say/do when I am about to explode (for any possible reason) and need to stop or take a break on the spot even if I am in the middle of something - due to feeling overwhelmed, stressed, ...
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Time/Punch clock at least 1 minute ahead, people being written up for being 1 minute late according to time clock? [closed]

As the title says, myself and others have been getting write ups for being one minute late according to the punch clock, even though in reality we were on time. The time clock is always off by 1 ...
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How to overcome fear of a workplace? [duplicate]

First of all, I will tell something about me. I am not a gifted guy with a lot of intelligence and other talents. But if I am prepared, I can do really good (I have observed it, several times…), but ...
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2answers
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Work intensity, how much is optimal? [closed]

In my work I try to create value 100% of the time. I see that the average employee dedicates a much more inferior amount of time, say 70-80%. Today, I'm not really convinced that the 30-20% ...
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How can I move into a different job sector without burning bridges and without investing time in certifications I don't want nor need? [closed]

I was offered a job which I accepted. I don’t want to say too much, but it’s in an office. I was in an awful temp job getting treated quite badly, living with my parents The job gave me the ...
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Are web development jobs always so stressful? [closed]

I have worked in the web development industry for three years as a PHP developer. I've gone through three different companies in that time. The first company worked people so hard that most people ...
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Meet internal targets while overworked VS postpone work to when feeling better?

I know since Tuesday morning that we will need to complete assignments A, B & C by Friday. Normally all three would require the full working days from Tuesday to Friday - so we start working on ...
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2answers
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Addressing social anxiety disorder in the workplace?

I am 19 and work in a large office with many coworkers. As it stands I suffer from severe social anxiety and am currently in therapy to address this. I've had to quit college twice now as I have panic ...
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Is it appropriate not to complete a re-assigned task so that your colleague who did not do the work cannot claim credit in his or her resume [closed]

This colleague that I mention in my scenario (Handle colleague who don't do work and end up you doing your colleague work) have decided to leave the company because he/she have manage to find ...