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Work intensity, how much is optimal?

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?

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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coworker doesn't actually work - how to deal with the situation?

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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Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

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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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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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 ...