When Work Hits Hard
Updated: Jun 11, 2021
People Are Everywhere
I'm beginning to learn that no matter where you work, there is always a person or a group of people that will challenge you. I have worked as a waitress, a customer service representative, a sales representative, and a chemist; it just never fails.
It's only a matter of time before you either question your sanity or pull your hair out.
Today, more than ever, I wanted to quit because it is beyond frustrating when we all come to work to WORK and people would rather work against you than with you. Generally, we all work 40 hours a week or more and we spend most of our lives there. Wouldn't it be so much easier if we could all get along?
Unfortunately, there are so many personalities out there, that it feels impossible.
You have the lazy co-workers, the overly authoritative, the procrastinators, the complainers (I guess that would be me), and who knows whatever else at this point?
Breaking Point & Outlets
The point of the matter is that it makes our job difficult. I can't imagine having kids or martial problems atop of having issues at work, but there are definitely some people that have it a lot worse. That's why outlets are important.
But that's a lot easier said than done.
To be honest, I do not deal well with laziness and entitled behavior. It's also hard to deal with abuse of power. I really hate to complain, but I've never really been the type to take things quietly either.
It makes me miserable waking up every morning to know that I'm going to be fending for myself. That I have no support and that I have all of this pressure; in the end, I'm the only one that looks bad when things go late. It is five of them tackling everything together and working together and it's only one of me. There's no organization, no teamwork, no support to lean on - it's a one-man cell.
Additionally, I've been stuck in the temp phase for going on two years now; it's demoralizing to have all of this student debt, struggle to land a permanent job, and be struggling at work. It just feels like it's one of those periods in life where it's hard to catch a break; it's one relentless thing after another.
When work hits hard and everything starts falling apart, it's the little things sometimes that can reel you back in. It could be exercising, cleaning, reading, writing, coloring, or even listening to music. Whatever the case may be, if we have nothing else, let's grasp on to the little things that give us peace - and the little things that make it worth it.
Hold on to your outlets and grasp onto them even tighter when things feel miserable.
All in all, no matter where you work, you'll have someone you will butt heads with or some sort of challenge to overcome. It is also important to have outlets, even though that can be challenging in itself. My outlet tends to be writing, whether it's fanfiction or continuously adding to this website, as well as reading manga and watching anime. But I can understand that it can be hard to be in the mood for things sometimes.
It's hard to keep yourself together - especially when there are more days to come.
How do you guys deal with work drama? How do you deal with the stressors of work? What outlets do you have? Or have you actually tried ways to sit down and professionally handle things?
More to come in this category! Let me know what you think!