Post

I Am Burnt Out On My Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    Took Long Enough

    I've been working for the retail industry, specifically ecomm, and I'm burn out. Nothing ever goes according to plan, things change last minute, and we're always expected to react react react. It's rare for us to have a say in it, like 'I'm done for the day, you should have told...
    surewhynot2012 surewhynot2012 26-30 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Don't Work Many Hours But Am Heading For A Fall....

    I work in daycare. It's a small business and I run it alone. I have done so for 4 years in September. When it first started, I had hardly any kids in and I was bored but when I did get someone in, it was great. I have gradually built it up to a VERY high level. Now there are...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F May 30, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Other Side Of The Bar Please!

    I've been a server bartender for about 3-4 years now. It seems sooooo much longer, I am going back to school and this job fits best with that. I love my regulars, most of the time. The hours and the drama are killing me. And people treat me like crap sometimes too, like bc I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Stressed And Worried

    For the past few months I've been worried about losing my job. Every now and then I'll forget to do things that could cost me my job. It's gotten to a point where I literally pray I don't get fired on a daily basis. I also get nervous when i count money because math isn't my best...
    Chubby411 Chubby411 26-30, F 2 Responses May 22, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Burnt

    Every day it gets harder to go to work. Mental issues are riding alongside my work stresses. Before, I could keep them apart because work is so involved, but now its harder. Mine is extremely demanding,thankless and potentially hazzardous. Dare say not many could do it but it...
    bundyup bundyup 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Burnt Out

    I have been with my job as a behavioral assistant for six years and i am so over it, sometimes i just want to be so stupid and just quit, I know this would be a very bad idea,cause jobs arent easy to find but i feel like I am about to loose my mind
    hellsangel932 hellsangel932 32, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Total Job Burn Out

    I finally can acknowledge that I am completely unhappy with my job - after a decade I am burned out, and it's time to go. My health and personal life greatly declined as the stress, pressure and disappointment in a less then pleasant environment finally took its toll. I began...
    SophieLee SophieLee 31-35, F Oct 1, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Assistant

    I'm an assistant manager at a popular fast food chain. It is NOT what I want to do forever. My boss and her other two assistants are drinking the koolaid at such a rate I think they're swimming in it. Don't get me wrong, I used to be all about the job but I've changed and just...
    dongero1 dongero1 22-25, M Mar 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Job applications are a waste of time most of the time because they never call you even though you're qualified for the position. Ughhhh
    Hailstorm86 Hailstorm86 26-30, F Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My so called husband has ruined our marraige too many times and blames me for my now insecurities, He wrote to his ex in secret twice, he downloaded **** secretly like I wasnt good...
    burnttoomanytimes burnttoomanytimes 22-25, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If you read some of my posts from the past you would remember I was fired right before Christmas of 2013. That sucked. I worked in a very stressful environment. I worked for a very...
    Mariah522 Mariah522 31-35 Mar 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Never knew there was anyone like me out there. My boyfriend is a very hard worker. While he is at work he works very hard. Problem seems to be that he lets everything that others...
    geminigurl595 geminigurl595 41-45, F Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a registered nurse. I like my job. I've recently scheduled myself to work all day shifts which I surprisingly love! Even though it tends to be very busy, very fast paced, with...
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Five years. FIVE YEARS I've been with this company...starting when I was still in highschool and working my way up to supervisor and I STILL hate my job. Its thankless. No one...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok, so I was fired as well yesterday (personality issues, not a good fit, and it "just isn't working out").... It wasn't even 4 full weeks. I even had this marker on my calendar "6...
    andrew319 andrew319 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People say "you got to apply for the administrative assistant, temp, mailroom clerk etc..." Essentially they are saying you have to start at the bottom- which make sense. The...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So, tonight was my last night after putting in my two weeks notice. It's like a two ton boulder has been lifted off my shoulders(slight exaggeration lol). I've witnessed coworkers...
    Hiram404 Hiram404 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I work as a hostess at a restaurant called Copper River Grill and today was the last straw ! Too much to type but long story short , I decided that enough was enough and right...
    beautenaturelle beautenaturelle 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been with my boyfriend for two years and I love him dearly we are very compatible and he found a job last summer and its awesome he finished his course for plumbing and...
    kindhearted77 kindhearted77 18-21, F Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a secretary at an elementary school of 500 students. I am the only person who works in the office. I do everything from being the school nurse to bookkeeping. Payroll...
    officelady officelady 41-45 1 Response Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been an avid lover of all things aerospace. My first two professional jobs were probably as good as it gets in terms of work/life balance, fun at work, good company focus...
    cjkord cjkord 31-35, M Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's super hard in my state to get a job in the degree field I chose. There are so many out there looking for the same job, it sucks. My field is education and I got my history...
    sharp1989 sharp1989 22-25, M Mar 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just started at a new job working in a group home for people with disabilities about a month and a half ago. I know how to help most of the people right now and usually ask for...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F Apr 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my boss is so sweet...but i hold no sympathy for her. because she is malicious, and insecure. She is just as sweet as she wants to be, but will dog you out as soon as you leave...
    latreezey latreezey 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello everyone, I am a 21 year old married man. Until now my wife (21 years old as well) and I have been living in our house which we bought 5 months ago. We have been having...
    jbp1992 jbp1992 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Meanwhile my boyfriend is in NYC for a college course schmoozing with publishers and, after one day, got a job working for a cooking website from the publisher he is staying with...
    dendroica dendroica 22-25, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Not really my job but some of the things that you see. As I have said I am a paramedic. 2 months ago I picked up a young girl (Under 3 years old) who was having trouble with her...
    ParamedicJohn ParamedicJohn 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I work for a collection agency and absolutely hate it now. I have been there for about 3 years and the past year has been very frustrating and a bore to me. I am so sick and...
    koolbreezz8 koolbreezz8 31-35 2 Responses Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to have loser jobs..that are now occupied by Mexicans (illegal types) I HATE AMERICAN WORKERS AND AMERICAN JOB SITES. I have this job were the N*gger guy is supposed to...
    Igiveyounothing Igiveyounothing 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a really good job, I get paid extremely well, my job is never monotomous. I've been in my career field for abou 15 years and have 5 till retirement. But there are parts of...
    teaser907 teaser907 41-45, M Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Life is full of surprises, irony and twists, and one night at work I had one in mine. A few years ago after a satisfying Easter dinner with my family, I set off for an overtime...
    Justint2014 Justint2014 31-35, M Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I do janitorial work at a clothing store and the managers said my only responsibility is to clean and let the sales reps take care of the customers. I don't work in the sales...
    Alumsnow Alumsnow 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What will happen tomorrow? I am currently doing my updated resume, still not finished with it. Because tomorrow I’ll have my first job interview. Am I nervous? It’s one of...
    Caisus Caisus 18-21 2 Responses Apr 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been at my job for over 8 years now and I quite enjoy what I do.. The perks of being a Monday to Friday 7-4 help too. My issue is that no matter what I do, it seems to make...
    AlynaBean AlynaBean 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sooooo I GOT THE JOB without even going in for an interview now that's whats up ya..boa I need some money right now and I will be working at kings island so now I got TWO JOBS...
    dreamB1G dreamB1G 18-21, F Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hoping and praying for one. I just want something with more pay. I feel like all the work I'm putting in on my current job, I'm not getting what I should for it. I mean, I'm a...
    Brunhildevonshaft Brunhildevonshaft 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate my current job but one of the most exhausting things i have ever done is job searching and applying to jobs. As an introvert i don't make a lot of friends at the...
    stryk stryk 31-35, M Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I work in IT and my job rules my life too much. I'm required to be on call a lot and am so sick of it. I miss just having an 8 hour job and coming home and not worry about work...
    Cheeks2014 Cheeks2014 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i want to quit my job. i am not happy anymore but i am worried that it might take too long to get a job again. feels like i am just giving myself a hard time staying here. i...
    karly21 karly21 18-21, F Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I work for the park service, so I spend most of my time outdoors. It's the perfect job for those who want to be out in nature. I get paid to wander through God's creation, watching...
    pureandnatural pureandnatural 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ahhhhhhhh?! I got the JOB! OMGUSH I have been look for a job for the past month and I actually finally made the effort to make calls, do the work, and I finally got the job! Even...
    Ownership Ownership 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I recently got a new job (Job number 5) I'm a Barista at coffee bean & tea leaf. I never thought making/learning about coffee and tea could be so interesting. I enjoy the...
    freesoul22 freesoul22 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I live with 5 other people who never clean up after themselves. Everyday I clean the same messes that were there the day before. I just turned 18 and I don't have a job but I start...
    crystalkitten crystalkitten 18-21, F Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had my interview they told me that everything checked out and that as soon as a position opens I'll be the first one they call for the job. I can not find one any where, I just...
    clnj clnj 26-30, M Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    THE CREEP!! I love my job! I love how it makes me feel! I hate my boss! He's a horrible fat ugly bald disgusting pig who talks to my chest Instead of my face!!! He creeps about...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I swear I get more calls from the edegree and continuing education people than the people I am filling out applications for. The online process is convenient but it leaves a lot to...
    PrettynBlack PrettynBlack 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've always thought I was a pretty okay guy. A cut above average. But maybe that isn't so true after all. I made the choices that got me to where I am today. I had an awesome...
    sirloinsteak sirloinsteak 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just sick of it, a few years ago it was enjoyable, today its a drag. Its not the same thing anymore, the only reason am doing it is for the paycheck but each day am spending myself...
    jammy15 jammy15 26-30, M Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Okay I am going to ask for help here. Please send me any positive vibes you can muster. I really really want this job. I have the interview tomorrow, and I am really hopefully that...
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I took up a job immediately after graduation. After more than 3 years I realized, 1. I am being exploited . 2. If I kept doing the same work, I would end up a boring manager...
    rcharles rcharles 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

    Your Response

    Cancel