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Questions tagged [anxiety]

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

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Survival without Linkedin profile in software industry [on hold]

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

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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First corporate job after academia: 8-hour day causing anxiety attacks after work [closed]

I’m 31 and I’ve been working in my first corporate job, as a Data Scientist for the past 2.5 years, prior to that I was doing my PhD, and doing some consulting work, about 10 hours a week. As I was ...
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How do I overcome my Social Anxiety during work? [duplicate]

I work for a medium size manufacturing business (200 or so employees) as the sole System Administrator. Because I am the only person who does anything with the IT infrastructure it also means that I ...
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How could I decline answering telephone calls as a developer?

I work as a Junior Developer in a relatively small company, around 8 people. 4 developers, 2 support/project managers. 2 bosses with varying roles. Every Tuesday the support team who also manage ...
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Panic attacks: Post-interview recovery

I have social anxiety. It is diagnosed and I have received medical treatment for this. Interviews can be a trigger for my panic attacks. These involve crying uncontrollably, shaking, skin conditions (...
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Why do i keep making stupid mistakes at work? [closed]

so yeah,i just joined this company recently and i can't stress enough how many times i've made mistakes at my job.it's definitely not something to be proud of when the other new hires are performing ...
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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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Stuck in a 'Jittery Jeff' situation — poorly positioned cube is stressing me out [duplicate]

My company recently moved to a fancy new office space, whose aesthetic the bosses are very enamored with. Unfortunately, some elements of the space's function do not approach its aesthetic appeal: in ...
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Dealing with telephone phobia

Over the past couple of months I have been cutting my teeth in the business world and have been learning a lot. I have become a good member of my team and am working on software products that do go to ...
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Quitting a job after only a few days due to anxiety [closed]

I recently started a job at an organization I truly do love, but the job I was hired in for, not so much. It is a temporary position for 90 days (no permanent vacancy, they just need help in that ...
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How can I stop feeling jealous when seeing other people's profiles in LinkedIn? [closed]

I was recently laid off from my job, and so I started my job hunt in various sites, including LinkedIn. I never looked into it much but now that I have to, I keep bumping into the profiles of ...
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Panic attack in interview: Just leave or explain?

I have been working as a Software Developer (mostly programming) for a few years now but I am really unhappy in my current company. I want to change jobs, but potential upcoming interviews are making ...
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How to help a nervous candidate recover?

I have a candidate who had two excellent phone screens, but when he showed up for an interview, was shaking due to nerves. Despite his obvious nervousness, he did well enough in the first hour, ...
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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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Unable to perform over the phone interviews due to anxiety [duplicate]

I am asking this question on behalf of my girlfriend. She recently applied for a job at Macy's (a department store). After about a week, they wanted to schedule an over-the-phone interview, before ...
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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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How to handle panic attacks at work in a way that doesn't cast me in a negative light?

I have a panic attack every few days (often at work), if a function isn't documented properly, or the wrong font is used somewhere, or almost anything. I can very easily land in a place of absolute ...
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How to avoid anxiety during a scrum meeting? [duplicate]

I have had trouble with scrum meetings during my internship due to my anxiety. Now, I have started on my full time job and my team is going to start scrum meetings from tomorrow. I would like to get ...
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Coding interview question: how to be comfortable enough doing a certain task that naturally wouldn't happen very often?

I get anxiety when doing coding for interviews and questions I normally would be able to complete I get stuck on in interview scenarios. I have read over this question which is about overcoming ...
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How to handle the aftermath of an anxiety attack during an interview

The following is posted for a friend without a Stack Exchange account: I recently had an interview for an organization I deeply respect. Because of how much I wanted this position, I was rightfully ...
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Mental blockage [closed]

I'm a semi-senior Computer Engineer, and I feel my biggest skill to improve is my ability to think about things when talking to not-known people. Say I have an X problem to solve, not necessarily a ...