Skip to main content

Questions tagged [anxiety]

A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1 votes
2 answers
490 views

How do I cope with boss giving conflicting instructions and unclear expectations?

How do I cope with my new boss giving conflicting instructions and unclear expectations, and how do I deal with the fact that I don't respond to criticism the way they expect me to? I get told to ...
RobotJones's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
1k views

Off work with depression / anxiety / stress, cannot get diagnosis, boss is annoyed (UK)

Ive only been at my new job for 4 weeks, and had to call in sick the last couple days due to my deteriorating mental health. It was already pretty bad originally but this job has sent me over the edge ...
user303096's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
1k views

Lying about recent employment, helping me deal with anxiety

Summary: I lied on a job application, saying I've worked at last job for a year when I worked there for a month. I would like to correct that in order to avoid bad background check. What is the ...
embarassed-throwaway's user avatar
2 votes
4 answers
2k views

How do I handle being asked to work in a store if it makes me anxious?

I have had a new job for about 8 months now. This is an office job in the purchase department. While it is not in our job description or contract, they ask all office staff to work in one of the ...
Charley Beale's user avatar
11 votes
5 answers
651 views

Dealing with anxiety when taking on large scope projects

I’m a software engineer. I’m self-taught and I’ve been working with moderate success for a while. I’ve reached a level of seniority in my career where I’m required to take on ‘ownership’ of large, ...
more rock's user avatar
  • 168
55 votes
13 answers
11k views

Feeling burnt out and like I need to leave but feeling guilty as there's no one to replace me

I've worked at my current place of employment for three years now and have progressed from mid level to 'lead' developer. It's primarily a PHP/Laravel based position. The reason I say 'Lead' developer ...
GojiWash's user avatar
  • 961
2 votes
2 answers
557 views

Advice about struggles with new role

I had turned down this role last year, and stepped down from a management role. I took the time to get better in my old role and become more confident. The opportunity came around again, so this ...
A Duggan's user avatar
  • 113
39 votes
8 answers
12k views

Intern with high anxiety

Short version: I currently have an intern with rather severe anxiety issues. this makes her nearly unable to speak to me or coworkers. Is there something I can do to help her mitigate this? (it's all ...
A.bakker's user avatar
  • 1,250
-3 votes
1 answer
232 views

How does it look to ask for a transfer to a new site?

My family lives in an expensive area that has lost its luster for us in the past several years. We want to move. The group I work for has employees at other sites and some who work remotely. I am ...
bob.sacamento's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
403 views

New Manager at a New Company and feeling Anxious?

I started a new job yesterday with a new company as a manager. I've been managing for few years at different departments but it has all been under the same company. Now, I'm totally at a new company (...
magical00's user avatar
-1 votes
4 answers
827 views

Accepted & Signed an offer but going through an array of emotions [closed]

This question is a bit of a follow up to this Accepting an offer when you've just been given a salary raise previous question which I got some great answers from. I've got given an offer and I ...
green1919's user avatar
  • 321
2 votes
3 answers
519 views

Working on overdrive (struggle to take a break) - affecting health [closed]

Firstly, apologies if this is the wrong site but it is related to work, but could also be related to psychology so please feel free to move if necessary. By trade I am a software developer so my job ...
Ricky's user avatar
  • 129
-1 votes
3 answers
445 views

Poor Internship Experience - Next Steps

I got an internship of 8 months from January to August. It was for a customer service role and my main job was to use SAP and enter orders for the most part. A lot of emails but overall, it wasn't too ...
throwaway008's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
713 views

How to tell management I want an enhanced overtime rate or I'm not doing extra hours

I work part time in sales in the UK. 31 hours a week (my wife works nights so I have to be there for childcare) and generally these are the hours I do although sometimes to help out with annual leave,...
Stephen's user avatar
  • 4,066
3 votes
6 answers
2k views

Should I tell my employer about my mental illness for continue working from home?

Its unprecedented times all around the world, and I hope you are taking care of both your mental and physical health, amid this horrible pandemic! So, like all the companies, my company has been ...
chase_m3_mous3's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
211 views

Can I ask to start part-time when the position is full-time and go full-time later?

My girlfriend had to quit her last full-time job due to severe anxiety and burn-out. After taking some time off and taking therapy, she feels ready to start working again, preferably part-time (4/5 ...
danfre's user avatar
  • 13
4 votes
3 answers
1k views

Excuses?... Or true mental health journey?.. Time to recover?

I am fortunate to have a position that I love. This position grants me the opportunity to work with professionals from different backgrounds in all fields dedicated to serving underserved families and ...
AnxiousPerfectionist's user avatar
9 votes
3 answers
1k views

How do I approach a difficult conversation with a colleague?

I have been tasked to work very closely with a slightly more senior colleague at work, he is pretty much overseeing everything I do at the moment. I find it very difficult to work with him because he ...
SeriousBri's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
303 views

Working with anxiety [closed]

So, I 've always been anxious about my performance and fear of failure being the main bone I have to contend with. And to make matters worse, I've been diagnosed with ADD (eleventy years ago, and I'm ...
Pieter Hendriks's user avatar
9 votes
5 answers
2k views

What's an effective way to speak slower and more clearly, after being told that I speak too fast?

Recently my employer (staff and supervisors) has given me feedback that I speak really fast -- and they gave their best impressions of what I'm doing and how it sounds to them. I know I can speak ...
user114306's user avatar
8 votes
8 answers
4k views

Excuse not to go on company party with new team

I work a couple of years in a company that organizes company parties once a month. I was on such event once when I started my job (just to see what it looks like). Since then I didn't participate, ...
IT_Guy's user avatar
  • 89
9 votes
7 answers
3k views

Company Christmas party coming soon, but I am new to the company and having panic attacks. How can I handle this?

I’m new to a role (started 4 weeks ago) and our work Christmas party is soon. Although I’ve spoken to most of the people I’m yet to be ‘in a group’ and the thought of going to a party where I’ll be on ...
Anna 's user avatar
  • 107
11 votes
6 answers
2k views

How to avoid funny initiatives?

I recently started a new job as software engineer in a company with 100 to 200 employees. The company is run like a startup (flexibility, flat management, etc) and there are plenty of interesting ...
Pampa Nello's user avatar
  • 1,386
9 votes
4 answers
4k views

What is the best way of dealing with a work colleague who triggers my anxiety?

I am in the unfortunate situation where a colleague who literally sits at my bank of desks constantly triggers my anxiety. This has progressed over time and can be anything from: commenting ...
Karm's user avatar
  • 807
5 votes
4 answers
3k views

Negotiating working from home in awkward circumstances

For a long time (I don't remember when it started), I have been consistently working from home at least one day a week. I work as a software developer and being physically off-site has never been a ...
user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
3k views

Return to work after sick leave - employer is ignoring my wishes to return

I live in Scotland and I'm having a lot of issues with returning to work. I was signed off work about 5 months ago after being diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. I never intended to be off ...
Nikki B's user avatar
  • 57
9 votes
2 answers
2k views

Post toxic workplace blues [closed]

I was working in a workplace where my boss was bullying me and it was extremely stressful, after two months of leaving and even though i found a better job that paid more in a bigger company i can't ...
Nickolozo's user avatar
  • 1,477
8 votes
5 answers
5k views

How to deal with mean/rude supervisor?

I’m 9 months or so into a new position as a junior software developer at a large enterprise corp. I feel that my manager/supervisor is often quite mean and rude to me and I believe as a result my ...
user3678912's user avatar
5 votes
4 answers
2k views

Preventing unsolicited recruiter calls

I believe I have some form of social anxiety. I'm uncomfortable speaking to people on the phone, especially people I haven't met, and I'm also uncomfortable meeting new people - especially in the ...
George T's user avatar
  • 879
5 votes
4 answers
2k views

Survival without Linkedin profile in software industry [closed]

Internet is full of advantages of having a linkedin profile. I, despite being a software engineer, don't feel comfortable (and feel anxious a lot - extremely panic feeling) broadcasting myself and my ...
Anonymous's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
769 views

I am extremely uncomfortable & fed up at work- do I quit without another job lined up? [closed]

EDIT: TL;DR I had 100+ problems with my current company, esp due to horrible & inappropriate management. For the sake of my well-being & mental health- I put in my 2 weeks. Thank you to ...
healthyhacker's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
586 views

Low work demand at multiple companies over multiple years

I have been working as a professional software developer for 12 years and I have a B.S. in Computer Science. I've primarily been a full stack web developer. I have read multiple accounts of ...
Zack Macomber's user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
1k views

Dealing with Poor Onboarding, Unrealistic Project

Edit: this is a not a simple death-march question, because it involves newcomers to an organization and on-boarding. There is an urgent project involved and there is a question about frank feedback, ...
autumn_sunday's user avatar
3 votes
4 answers
2k views

How can I cope with impossible deadlines under an adverse environment? [closed]

I started in this new job as a software developer (java SE desktop) after 4 months of finishing college, I already had two jobs and I had quit the last one to finish my degree in computer engineering. ...
Alejandro García's user avatar
11 votes
6 answers
7k views

Is it inappropriate to keep a mirror on my desk (to see people behind me)?

I work in an open-plan office, at one of the 'edges' of the room. Nobody sits behind me, but the printers are immediately behind me, and people often walk past to get to the toilets or an adjacent ...
LangeHaare's user avatar
-1 votes
2 answers
236 views

Handle situation about phonecall with client [closed]

Background: A week ago, a coworker receive a email from one of the company's client. In that email they ask about review a "problem" with the results of a report - he didn't say which report exaclty. ...
user-858870-1's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
2k views

How to avoid being excessively self-conscious at work?

I'm a researcher at a university and work in a shared office, where the placement of my desk gives the people moving behind my back an unrestricted view to my screen and papers. I'm self-conscious ...
Willy Loman's user avatar
8 votes
4 answers
8k views

How to navigate a drug test as a non-drug user with shy bladder syndrome?

I'm a 4th year male PhD student coming to grips with the fact that I may not get an academic job. Alternatively, I'm looking to industry/government, but I have a significant hurdle in landing a job ...
J. Doe's user avatar
  • 97
2 votes
3 answers
598 views

How to "let go" issues, blocking my mind?

This is a problem I'm facing already during the entire course of my career (I'm 45 years old now): regularly I get stuck with something. I look at the problem and I can't find a solution. As I don't ...
Dominique's user avatar
  • 1,926
5 votes
6 answers
18k views

Horrible internship experience from bad supervisor evaluation and fears

I just interned for a company and have had a horrible experience. This is my first internship and my supervisor was not good at managing me (with one of the C-Suite and HR even telling me that he was ...
Jane's user avatar
  • 59
-4 votes
1 answer
520 views

Business Sabotage & How do I present myself to new hires to avoid being seen as weak?

I discovered disloyalty (employees trying to do work for clients privately for a lower fee etc.) and most of my 9 employees left either by me firing them (legally; breach of contract) or them ...
KD Copinger's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
543 views

Unable to focus in office - Diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder [closed]

I am software lead, and for the past few years, my attention span and my ability to remain focused at work have gradually reduced. I have also been diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder and having health ...
oneworld's user avatar
  • 405
5 votes
3 answers
6k views

I couldn't go into work due to anxiety, thinking of quitting after 2 weeks [closed]

I started a new job 2 weeks ago in a recruitment company, I took less money and more hours with the hope of getting more progression and commission over time. However, since the day I stared I've been ...
Sperkins 's user avatar
7 votes
3 answers
2k views

Handling employee who has disclosed anxiety and depression [closed]

We're new business owners in Australia. We were only a couple of weeks in to our business when we moved a confident employee who really wanted to work for us (with a customer-facing role) from casual ...
Robert Smith-Williams's user avatar
-1 votes
3 answers
852 views

Unemployed with health issues last 9 years, how do I present myself in best light for volunteer then paid work?

I am a female in my 40s who has not worked for 9 years due to severe personal trauma and health issues (PTSD, depression, back/spine injury, sciatic pain & fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue). I am ...
user69264's user avatar
10 votes
2 answers
2k views

Should I disclose mental health to my employer?

I'm in a bit of a rut as I just came back from the medical assessment for my job and due to my depression, the medical officer did not sign my medical form which I was told was needed to complete the ...
Forturro's user avatar
  • 129
9 votes
3 answers
1k views

During a 5 year work tenure I developed a fear of flying. How should I handle this with my employer?

Even just thinking about flying creates anxiety, and I exhibit all the other symptoms that are associated with this.. 5 years ago, my life was less stressful however now I'm giving many more ...
TLDR's user avatar
  • 345
1 vote
9 answers
5k views

How politely but firmly request project to be assigned to another coworker?

Background During my 3 years at this company and my experience so far (almost 6 years) in programming I never faced such a situation. I worked on a small project more or less six months ago, this ...
Mauricio Arias Olave's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
2k views

I was given two weeks to complete a task. I completed it in a week, then I was told to hurry up.. Is this fair?

I started a job with relevant experience but the business domain was completely new to me. I was told that it would take six months to a year to have a good grip on the domain. My boss told me to ...
anxious's user avatar
  • 87
10 votes
6 answers
4k views

Recovering from getting fired twice

First off, this is a bit of me fishing for encouragement which I desperately need. I was an economics student in College, and in the first job out of school (which I hated) I discovered a knack for ...
anon's user avatar
  • 109