I Have a Stressful Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 169 People

    Stressed And Fraggled

    I am a 911 dispatcher on night shift. I can't tell all my stories. Sometimes that is my personal pain I have to keep. I can't see myself doing anything else either.  It's a bittersweet situation. The calls proceed over all calls. You have to have certification for it. Experience...
    conniepolk conniepolk
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2011

    Working in customer service alone should tell

    you why. In a call center placing orders from different companies. I just got this job mid march, day before my bday. I already hate it. Yes it pays bills, but adds to my stress. Not my first time in customer service. I left it long time ago. Not much option here, most jobs...
    meleternal meleternal
    26-30, F
    Jun 2, 2014

    I 'm quite sensitive

    when it comes to my skin. I really invest and very adventurous about it. I got some pimples yesterday because of stressful job. Ohhhh it's really not helping me sometimes. Fortunately, I'm a jarviscometics user. I really amazed to this product, not like other products that they...
    Ana1980 Ana1980
    36-40, F
    Mar 13, 2014

    It'S 5 O'Clock Somewhere....

    Literally my job is making me an alcoholic.... and dealing with life and death and very bad situations are not even causing me to drink... It's upper management and their lack of managing anything. Ugh....
    Netabell Netabell
    26-30, F
    Nov 10, 2013

    So I had my 90 day eval today

    and passed above expectation. I still have classes and certifications to finish within first 6 months of hire and just staying above water (it seems I have different cases every time) and yet they think I'm ready to take another class in preceptorship coz they think I have a...
    WynterSolstice WynterSolstice
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 21

    Stress Level Is High

    I work with the mentally challenged. I have worked at this job for 25 years. It is very challenging.  I have medically frail , elderly, autistic, seizure disorders, etc. I am a hands on supervisor. Between taking care of the individuals in my care, I also have 10 staff that...
    smgizmo smgizmo
    Sep 25, 2008

    My job is stressful since I work three 12 hour

    days and seriously if I make a mistake I could possibly kill someone!!! But no pressure!!!!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Nov 18, 2014

    Stress, But I Had To Know If I Could Survive

    I work for a medium sized company. I like the job, but it took me four very long years to get to the point that I don't feel completely traumatized to go to work. I just got to the point that I am no longer micromanaged, and I don't cringe everytime someone yells at me. I...
    deleted deleted
    May 28, 2012

    I am shop manager. Organization,

    decisions, costumers, attendance, reports, directions from my bosses, complaints, doing stocktaking, controlling, being aware of everything what is going on at my store, working with money, supervising over sale assistants and so on...and so on... and so on. I have to make...
    InsertAlterEgo InsertAlterEgo
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2014

    What a day at work ,

    so glad to be home to relax.
    cathybrown620 cathybrown620
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 6, 2014

    Most Jobs Are Stressful

    Don't you find that the most stressful jobs are the lowest paid ones; and anyone is stressed out if they are struggling to earn enough to survive!
    NikkiNorris NikkiNorris
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2011

    I have been working customer service in a

    low-cost, fast-paced environment for two years now. You never get used to it. Today, after a woman got in my face, I just walked out. I'm in the middle of a two-weeks' notice, and I just can't deal w/ that **** today. I might go back tomorrow and finish out my notice, but there...
    Sapphire1178 Sapphire1178
    31-35, F
    Aug 30, 2014

    What would you feel if you know

    that in yourself you are doing great and being hardworking in your job and yet your line manager think you are unproductive though he knows for a fact that you did everything he ask you to do so? What will you do? If he has done it many times and he talk to someone else and not...
    alex5313 alex5313
    61-65, F
    Oct 26, 2015

    Please Be Quiet.

    I am a lunch-aide for almost 400 students. Everyday I listen to them yell,scream. complain and  drive me crazy with their ill manners. Not one of them knows what please or thank you means. Its a shame that parents are not teaching their children to be kind and courteous...
    61-65, F
    11 Responses Sep 23, 2008

    My Lil' Cubs...

    i work with toddlers...12 of them! its amazing how parents can drop their little ones off and trust that i wont hurt em. i've been called a babysitter on steroids...my day starts @ noon, helping the little cubs get to sleep and cleaning up the mess they left after playing and...
    mistyrainbowshimmer mistyrainbowshimmer
    26-30, F
    Jan 3, 2010

    Demands At Work

    At the company I work for, it seems that in order to stay employed for more than 2 years it is necessary to put your career before everything else. I do not want to do this, but will find it difficult to lose the salary and oppurtunities the company provides. (First job after...
    oftenConfused oftenConfused
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 10, 2008

    Well it was stressful today.

    Had a huge layoff and I lost some good coworkers/friends. I also don't think this will be the last of the layoffs....2015 is going to be a rough year for the energy sector.
    Lone1y Lone1y
    41-45, M
    Jan 6, 2015

    Daily Stress...

    I am a legal consultant. I get dozens and dozens of haunting phone calls, I have to draw up deeds, contracts, transactions, solve disputes before going to court. I talk many hours a day, and almost always i am asked to to solve unsolvable problems. Often I come home exhausted...
    LordOfMisery LordOfMisery
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2013
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