Questions dealing with workplace-related stress.

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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
8k 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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0answers
94 views

Performance Improvement Plan follow up [on hold]

The question I asked a few weeks ago got alot of action and it was suggested that I follow up so people know how it went. Here's the original question: ...
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1answer
172 views

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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4answers
308 views

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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1answer
106 views

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
370 views

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
542 views

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
279 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
271 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
242 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
224 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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1answer
191 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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4answers
568 views

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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1answer
139 views

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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1answer
334 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
2k views

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
1k views

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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3answers
411 views

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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3answers
282 views

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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7answers
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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5answers
903 views

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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2answers
209 views

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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2answers
415 views

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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3answers
724 views

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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2answers
420 views

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
212 views

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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1answer
161 views

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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2answers
2k views

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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1answer
210 views

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
2k views

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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3answers
417 views

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 ...
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6answers
2k views

How to professionally ask for vacation because of extreme stress?

I have reached a point where each day I feel in pain and headache for not being able to handle the stress at work. I really think I cannot take it anymore and will get ill if I just keep working ...
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1answer
226 views

Independant massage therapist with dangerous stress level. Told to take time off but unsure how [closed]

I am an independent massage therapist, single mother of 3 and having health issues due to stress. Being that Im an independent contractor, I don't have paid sick leave. Lately, Ive been experiencing ...
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5answers
22k views

When is it appropriate to let on to your boss you are looking at other jobs?

I've been unsatisfied in my current role and am in the process of updating my resume to start the job search again. My boss knows I've been stressed and may be able to read between the lines. I want ...
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0answers
254 views

Work at a solid stressful job or change during tumultuous times? [closed]

What factors should consider when deciding to stay at a job that I know I will not be fired from, even though it is stressful or leave to pursue other opportunities even though the job market is very ...
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1answer
234 views

How to deal with nightmares? [closed]

I had a really bad boss for the past 3 years and finally managed to get a new job where both my boss and co-workers are amazing. I've been working here for the past 3 months, yet every 2-3 nights I ...
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8answers
3k views

Should I reverse a key question during an interview?

Int. Why should I hire you? Can. Why should I come work for you? I don't mean it in a combative or adversarial way. I'm really nervous about this question and I don't know if I'll be able to ...
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3answers
543 views

How to test candidates for ability to deal with the sales people?

I am leaving my current company to go to something better within my current company's parent organization and will very shortly be tasked with interviewing my replacement. The company is extremely ...
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7answers
780 views

I've experienced a lot of stress that may impact my work. What can I do to reduce it?

I have a very stressful job in the chemical industry. I work shift work and often do not get enough rest. A few days ago, I received some devastating news about some family issues, which increased ...
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17answers
7k views

How can one interview somebody for a job requiring work under severe stress?

A friend of mine is working in a company which is developing and maintaining a set of mission critical products. If one of those products fail at 3 AM, it is mandatory to do something immediately to ...
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5answers
2k views

How to continue working with low morale and burnt out colleagues

I love software development and this is what I do for a living. My company is an outsourced software development firm. I can see that the company is pretty ambitious and competitive in terms of the ...
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9answers
18k views

Coworker doesn't actually work - how to deal with the situation? [duplicate]

We have a colleague who prefers to waste time at work instead of well... working. He's either watching movies, playing online games, or he's always on social sites. This is all on company time, with ...
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5answers
3k views

Returning to the workplace after sexual harassment and arrest of harasser

I put up with harassment/sexual harassment & threats of violence from my General Duty Manager at work - I finally went to the Police after 5 months as I could not take it any more and they are now ...
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8answers
94k views

When is it appropriate to take sick leave due to work stress/fear of burnout?

If you're in a job which is draining your energy and is even inducing physical symptoms, at what point is it appropriate to take sick leave? I'm trying to find a balance between: taking sick leave ...
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8answers
3k views

How can frequent anxiety attacks affect me in business and the workplace?

I tend to get very stressed out about how things play out around me in the workplace. A lot of the stress and anxiety comes from high level decisions and changes made by management and executives ...