How do you get over a really awful day at work?
Well, I just received a very negative email bombshell outcome of something I have been working on for several years at around 5pm just now.
It’s like going to highest court of appeal only to be told that the decision goes against you.
To say that it is a massive disappointment is an understatement. I got numb just by simply reading the email because it has practically ended my career … kaput! It is that serious.
I now need to find new ways earning a living. No, I was not fired from my job as I am already working PT as low level bureaucrat.
Nahhh … my experience only confirm my view that zombies and maggots are ruling the world.
I have NO sympathy for maggots or zombies.
They should meet my mates Benelli M4 Super 90.
😡Posted 4 years ago
I am my boss so unfortunately I know what I look like naked. Beer sounds good as do pancakes,but kicking a kitten or shagging a hooker probably wouldn’t help. Seems that I should be worrying more about you lot and your gun/murder spree fixations. Chewke-I hope all is not lost and you can see a way through it?Posted 4 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
Tazzy wins so far 😉
I’ve had some pretty grim stressful days at work over the past 2 months, not talking deadlines etc its more like one mistake and I’m dead.Posted 4 years ago
That and having very terse conversations in the middle of the night with our ops directors about said job meant I came close to telling him to F off.
Along with caring for my wife I don’t mind admitting coming close to looking for a way out.fivespotMember
I am lucky enough to come home to a beautiful wife (of 29 years) who will quite often have a chilled beer and a great home cooked meal ready. I have many hot/noisey/crap 12 hr shifts to deal with, but what I come home to makes it all seem worth it. I hope this doesn’t make me seem smug, just appreciative of what I have 🙂Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
It’s all about perspective and depends on your job – I’m now a fairly low level civil servant, a bad day means I get pissed off about a couple of minor things.
In a previous career, I dealt with injury claims, used to have to read and assess some pretty awful accident and medical reports with accompanying photographic evidence. (This was back in the day before whiplash was invented)
My attitude changed when I met MrsMoreCash – she works in child protection. When she says “It’s been a bad day” it really will have been a really bad day. Which puts my minor issues into perspective.
A point of view that is not always shared by some jumped up, over-promoted middle managers, but hey….. 🙄Posted 4 years ago
marcus7 – Member
I shouldn’t say this but in the past two years I’ve only had one bad day at work (more like about two hours), sorry but I love my job…
If you love your job I do not see any problem with that so long as you earn it properly. i.e. not at others’ expense.
Tom B – Member
Some grim sounding tales here folks…all the best with things!!
My go to happy place is sitting having a nice evening meal and a glass of wine with my lovely wife, flicking through pictures of holidays and our wedding…happy times funded through our hard work!
You should be happy if you earn it through hard work at your own expense. That’s how it should work.
In my case there are others that got involved who feel that they are the best …Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
Do you have a few beers to numb the pain and tell yourself that tomorrow’s another day, or do you tell yourself to MTFU and stop being so full of self doubt?
Just hop that tommorow you have a job, 500 just lost their jobs today making curtains, and quite a few last weEk lost their jobs and company cars,many miles from home when THOMSONS DIRECTORIES MADE THEM REDUNDANT.Posted 4 years agobenjiSubscriber
Used to be an embedded software engineer, interesting at times but it took over your life, now spin spanners fixing cars/vans for a living. Can’t take work home, get the odd duff day but it usually finishes at home time, and it’s out on the bike after a short walk home. Find my singletrack calendar helps when running low on motivation, look at a decent trail and imagine ripping it along. All my races are written down on it as well, so go back to thinking about what I need to do to try and improve for that.
Nothing work wise is worth losing it all, make a change, but above all as they said in trainspotting chose life.Posted 4 years ago
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