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I Am Burnt Out On My Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 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

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    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 36-40, F Oct 1, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    I like that people trust in my skill set at

    work. I do. I like that they feel I am reliable and that they ask for my professional opinion on things. What I don't like is how people seem to think that I have no life and would like nothing more than to drop all of my plans to work more. I leave at the same time every day...
    JaxyBaine JaxyBaine 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    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

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    I dropped out of college Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea to prepare yourself for my past experience. Honestly I had no other choice nor any help. I guess you may say that I...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response May 5

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    So today my boss scheduled a call with me. Now I knew something was up as this guy only ever calls me whenever he freaking remembers he has not called me. He called me up and...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M May 16

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    I have had only one real job but in total I've had 2 jobs but moved around within the same job categories. I now work in Health Care, elderly care, I like it, but almost a year...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F May 11

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    I absolutely hate my job. I don't feel I was given an accurate representation of what the job entailed. I was made to believe there would be training, and there was not. I wanted...
    WeepingAngel811 WeepingAngel811 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Around September of 2014, I was extremely desperate for any sort of job. What I wanted was a simple part time job so that I could work a little and go to school. I went to several...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    That is the feel or vibe often.. My father has worked some jobs, but has had the same farm since he was 25, now 65. My mother only had 1-2, none of which really were real jobs or...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response May 17

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    So, I am at my wits end with my stupid job. It's not so much the job that upsets me but the people and the company I work for. The people in my store are intent on being lazy...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today is a good day. I feel blessed because I been feeling down over a few things not going right in my life. I went from working two jobs to being depressed, quitting a job and...
    JodyValero JodyValero 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I don't love it but I appreciate it. I make a lot of money without having a degree. I thank God for my job. It may be stressful and frustrating but it's a job. It takes up a lot of...
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    So awhile ago I had quit my job at a nursing home as a unit aid to go travel to Texas and work on a ranch and a temp job. It was worth it for the experience but since I've been...
    SuperSchuler SuperSchuler 18-21, M May 24

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      Age has always been a factor in landing a job. This also happens in middle management level. Once, when you have gray hairs and bent back and you are a manager, you are...
    ruthlewis ruthlewis 31-35, F May 25

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    I need a new job.. so bad. I feel so defeated. I have tried so hard for that job I wanted.. Went through so many rounds of interview and in the end.. Nothing came to fruition. And...
    everydayissummerr everydayissummerr 26-30, F May 13

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    I feel like I'm about to break down and become something numb. My parents took away everything I truly cared about. I had friends that I loved like adopted family. They were gone...
    Stormeyes Stormeyes 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    I am 29 and I havent worked any job besides the one at my parents, which i only started when i was 23 or so. And it is kinda terribly-wonderful. People keep telling me, "Oh that...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M May 12

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    I had interview today were I drove 40miles to the company in another county in my state where I live . I have went back and forth for 3 days to this company. Today I waited a total...
    beautifulsinsxo beautifulsinsxo 18-21, F May 22

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    This current job I have is just stressing me out. I have nightmares of this place. I can't even have a good night sleep because all I'll be thinking about is how I have to complete...
    Adita97 Adita97 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24

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    Okay hilarious story. In my last post my date for putting in my two weeks notice was Jun 10th. But I put in my two weeks notice yesterday. Here's why: 1. This guy came rolling up...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Hi all. Really need some advice. I was laid off (ah oil prices) and the prospects where I live are grimm. I can go back and work retail/food, but if I dont find something I went to...
    cndgirl cndgirl 31-35, F May 4

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    Well I worked at usps for 3 months and they fired me the job was challenging but rewarding and the money was damn good . now ... im jobless =[ I went on an interview yesterday for...
    BeautynBrains4 BeautynBrains4 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Whether you are finance or accounting Jobseeker in Africa or an Employer looking to recruit finance professionals for your Africa-based jobs, look no further than the online job...
    lawinjustice02 lawinjustice02 22-25, F May 9

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    Nothing is more welcoming than a note from a coworker saying I didn't do my job of ordering some items for a customer, now they're looking for it. The note is in all caps with a...
    Randomdays Randomdays 36-40, F 2 Responses May 21

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    I received the job offer lunch time yesterday, and I said I would think about it, and let him know yesterday. After six last night I was able to talk with my Dad about it, and he...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses May 21

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    I absolutely HATE my job, but i am also thankful to have one. I work at the back of a butcher shop, as a cleaner/general assistant, but i work with a bunch of lazy f*ckwits...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response May 25

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    I have to say I did last a lot longer than I thought it would. I just know the program I'm working on is going to hell in a handbasket and as much as I enjoy talking about how to...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 3

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    we take on a job for either passion or paycheque...i got this job last month and i took it on because it was pitched to me as an opportunity....fell in place as my contract...
    Sbabyface Sbabyface 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    This is already my third job since I graduated from colleague 2 years ago. My first two job were just sales ( but in financial industry) ... Now I m in investment banking as...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response May 24

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    Well I got a new job!!! I start training on the 15th June, I'm so nervous about it. My new job is a Prison Custody Officer. I feel as if I'm talking myself out of it but tbh I'm...
    domancat domancat 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I recently decided to look for a new job. I was offered a decent job that I was pretty sure I would enjoy. Right after I accepted the position, another company contacted me. I...
    jeannie9999 jeannie9999 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    It's always a great time looking for a job. Searching craigslist for jobs that aren't as mainstream or mediocre is always a great time. Hopefully I hear back from some of the 10...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Oh yeah I DEFINITELY check out hot guys. But if they're rude and pervy on me I don't talk to them. But I still check them out. Ya know??
    Dravench Dravench 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    earlier today for lunch i took my roommates daughter on a walk to get food at taco bell and burger king and not even halfway down our street i was already out of breath. last year...
    likesthembig likesthembig 18-21, T 2 hrs ago

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    May 1812 I was born on a farm Hardly had a family to call family My brothers were all gone for war My mother took her life My father left and went off with another woman My...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 2 Responses May 18

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