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Who Works Full Time Or Part Time? How Do You Cope?
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How do you cope working?
How do you handle the stress and when under pressure?

posted July 22, 2017
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A MyDepressionTeam Member

I work full time, 60hours a week. Monday to Friday. Well, maybe 60. Sometimes I've had enough by Wednesday.😠😠😠. Depression is funny like that, just as you start to feel like a human being, the ugly roaring homicidal maniac wants to come back and play.
Sometimes I get off track and really couldn't give a rats ass. Then I remember that mum wants to go on a cruise and since dad died 4years ago I'm her partner of choice. So, maybe ill lapse for a few weeks then ill go all out and work like a Trojan!!!!!
It does help when you have something good to focus on.

posted July 23, 2017
A MyDepressionTeam Member

I work full-time. It has been more difficult to cope with stress and feel under pressure nearly daily--- don't know how to talk to Supervisor about it. My Therapist says I'm in burn-out. I get a little moody and impatient at times----I can't go to part-time. Any advice?

posted April 9, 2020
A MyDepressionTeam Member

I work 50 hours a week providing mental health services. Some days it is so hard to make myself get up & go to work.

posted March 18, 2018
A MyDepressionTeam Member

Yes it is good to have something to look forward to. But do not stop taking your medication or you will get very depressed again. If I go off my medication I can not function. Good Luck

posted August 2, 2017
A MyDepressionTeam Member

I work full-time, tho they consider full-time at 28hrs and up. I'm a Postal Clerk/Merchandiser for a drugstore, been with the company on and off for 27yrs...but because I quit for 4yrs. I'm back to only 10 years of continuous service...but anyway, when I was younger- 19yrs til I quit, the job was getting to me, I was mortified when I had co-workers saying that I was going to be a Lifer here..I was determined, that I am something more then this job, I was constantly telling myself, I can get out of here I can become something else..I struggled with my anxieties, I struggled talking to people, heck I struggled to even look at people, my fears were rampant in me, I didn't belong here, I don't fit in, I'm ignored..I'm pretending..I couldn't even communicate with my co-workers. Working felt like a jail sentence...but it provided for me. Then I quit after 13 yrs, more for an emotional situation I had to deal with at home with my kids. I was elated! tried schooling, again same thing..crying periods, struggling, felt odd, had no support, eventually felt overwhelmed and quit. They only thing that helped me cope, was focusing on my pay check..kept me independent. I have no where to go if I didn't work. I learned to love the routine and I started going to Celebrate Recovery Program, which grounds me, fitting in doesn't matter now. I'm happy that I'm working it gives me a routine and I need that.

posted July 23, 2017

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