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What do YOU do when you can't bear your job any more?

 
 
JTT
 
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Reply Fri 5 Feb, 2010 10:27 pm
@dlowan,
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All that is true, but people in better circumstances than that are still going to want to talk about THEIR woes from time to time.


I know, Dlowan, I know. I hope this low ebb ends quickly for you and the normal sparkle that you so often pour upon these pages returns.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 6 Feb, 2010 05:10 am
@Eorl,
Eorl wrote:
Laughing

I love a good misinterpretation, me.
WHATAYAMEAN?? When she gets a chance,
she shoud petition the Austrailian Bar Association for CHASTITY
to be included among its ethical requirements, along with fonetic spelling.
George
 
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Reply Sat 6 Feb, 2010 08:52 am
@OmSigDAVID,
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. . . along with fonetic spelling.

In Australia?
Isn't bad enough that you can't understand them when they speak?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 6 Feb, 2010 12:25 pm
@George,
George wrote:
Quote:
. . . along with fonetic spelling.

In Australia?
Isn't bad enough that you can't understand them when they speak?
Yeah; u have a good point.
I was thinking that among her other enumerated vexations,
those Austrailian accents might be getting on her nerves on-the-job, too.
After a while, thay 'd drive anyone nuts,
but I was not sure that it is politic to bring that up.
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Pemerson
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 01:34 am
@dlowan,
You could write a book about yourself, something about your life, your field of work, your suffering because of it. The general public could benefit from whatever you have to say, about anything, as they seem to here.
You could become a motivational speaker
Maybe it's time you moved up, or changed something about yourself.
I'm not quite sure exactly what you do, but surely there is a book about something, somewhere
People have a way of having all kinds of physical and emotional aches and pains, when it's time to move on to - whatever.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 01:59 am
@Pemerson,
I don't want to insult you, Pem, but I take you as railing at the wrong person, while not quite knowing the person. Give dlowan room. I trust that not every one of her many posts have been perfect.
You don't know whom you are talking to, the long history.

Instead of your conjectures, you could ask her what she does for a living.
I don't mean to smack you. Just.. watch your assumptions, and I'll say the same to myself.

roger
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 02:15 am
@ossobuco,
Well, I think she's got some good book material, too.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 02:22 am
@roger,
True.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 02:55 am
@Pemerson,
Many folk do what I do....and my mortgage squeals that it is not at ALL confident about a book!


I think I have to stay put and cope.

But...it's ok if I moan a bit from time to time, yes?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 03:03 am
@dlowan,
yes.




significantly.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 03:18 am
@dlowan,
Sure. I do think you could do it, if you had the time.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 03:21 am
@roger,
Been done by many.
Pemerson
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 04:03 pm
@dlowan,
Oh, so sorry, I certainly didn't mean to 'rail' at you. I thought I was praising you. Forgive me. No, I don't know what you do but it sounds like you work in a clinic. Please tell me what you do. And, I don't see you as someone moaning. You seem good-natured, even in your moaning. You are a survivor and can surely stay and cope. (Sounds like a good book.)

I used to write book reviews of so many authors who wrote all those self-help books during the 1980s recession. They were speaking from their own self, of course, about how they got thru difficult times. I didn't mean to make an assumption, or give an opinion.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 06:27 pm
@Pemerson,
Oh, I didn't think you were railing!
margo
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 08:04 pm
@dlowan,
Perhaps you need to make a list of the positives - no matter how short....

What about the trips up north - a whole new are to get involved in?

Is that likely to become more frequent (Miranda permitting!)?
Aldistar
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 11:57 am
I didn't read all of the responses so if anyone else has already said this I apologize, but anytime I get completely fed up with my job (and it happens with regularity) I try find a new one. The hassle of finding anything that doesn't involve flipping burgers or watching somebody else's children is not worth leaving where I am. It makes it that much more bearable for a while.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2010 08:03 pm
Mrs. Bunny,
are you getting lots of sleep, good food, exercise?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 26 Feb, 2010 12:35 am
@margo,
margo wrote:

Perhaps you need to make a list of the positives - no matter how short....

What about the trips up north - a whole new are to get involved in?

Is that likely to become more frequent (Miranda permitting!)?


I really know all the positives about my job! When things are going well, I get the same thrill out of it that I imagine artists and performers get.

I was just in a slump.

What I DO think is happening is that cumulative stress is slowly wearing away my defences. I mean, anyone doing these jobs is nuts anyway, and I have been doing it for....gulp...THIRTY YEARS in August!!! Not the exact same job, but it's always been in kind of high trauma areas (not that there's any LOW ones, and I think front line welfare people have a much tougher job) ), and I am kind of a weird personality anyway.

What I mean by that is that I've been resilient enough to cope and not burn out permanently and I maintain enormous energy for learning and developing, but I am ridiculously sensitive and self-punishing, and it is clear that, while I can sort of ameliorate that to some extent, it's not going to go away. This means that when things don't go so well, I can have lots of trouble managing the stress. It really affects my capacity to manage stuff like the paperwork demands.

I'm sort of slowly wearing out. Pretty normal, no?

Also, I get lots more joy out of my job than lots of people do because of the highs, but the lows suck.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 26 Feb, 2010 01:25 am
<hugs,deb> it comes clearly thru the electronic ether that you're of the finest kind--keep on keepin' on.
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evajoseph
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2010 12:25 am
Well in case you can't bear your job anymore you can become freelancer. Freelancer are the people who work from home alone. The most interesting part is that you work when you want to and paid accordingly. SO when you are bored and don't want to work then don't work.
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