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Old 02-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the great advice and heartfelt stories, much to ponder. Spring Break is in two weeks and I plan to hide the alarm clock, hike every day, read a couple books, and do....whatever.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #22
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+1, you nailed it.

I'm going through some BS at work right now, as upper management argues over empires, we are "on hold." In the past, this only mildly bothered me. Today, I have little tolerance for it.

If management keeps dragging their feet, then the company will falter (again), and they'll probably offer a RIF-layoff-package. Hope I'm eligible for one of them.

I guess I could quit today, but part of the issue is syncing up with the spouse. I guess that's another topic.

Meanwhile, I'm taking all that vacation I have. And, I'm NOT taking any stress medicine anymore. I was because it was precipitated by job anxiety a few years ago (like tyro mentions above).
I just started taking job anxiety medicine. Ugggh. I'm hoping for a laid off myself. My routine now is to go to work and look at my 401k balance and remind myself why I need to put up with the BS.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #23
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I just started taking job anxiety medicine.
Jack Daniels or Budweiser?
Numbers is hard.

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #24
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Jack Daniels or Budweiser?
More likely Xanax/alprazolam.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #25
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The last few months have been difficult ones. It seems that the crazies have hit and the BS Bucket is spilling over way too much. I have been doing quite a bit of smiling, nodding my head, trying not to say much, etc. simply to survive a number of very stressful situations. It is getting harder and harder. Suggestions on how to cope or survive would be most appreciated.
I'll tell you what I did and still continue to do today. Some of the posters have mentioned "exercise" and that is a good suggestion.
I started "walking" every day. You would be surprised at how this simple form of exercise can affect you. It is "alone time" when you organize your life in your head and figure out all of your problems and how to deal with them. I would also suggest in inexpensive ipod that you can load with your favorite music so you can really enjoy your time.
I absolutely love this time of day and look forward to it all the time. You should give it a try. I walk 3 miles a day but you can just set the amount of time that you can afford. I would suggest 1/2 hour time frame.
Good luck going forward.

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