Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Getting Stressed

I've pretty much come to the conclusion that my job security has all but run out.

Needless to say, I'm freaking out internally right now. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't crying at my desk this morning.

I came in to a very strongly worded email in my inbox this morning. The catalyst for the email was actually a misunderstanding, as the person writing it misread the report I wrote, but it gave me a pretty good feel for where the mindset at work is. I'm seriously afraid to make a mistake right now, lest it cost me my job.

I'm sending out feelers to see who in the industry is hiring right now.

To say I'm stressed out would be a LARGE understatement.

I think the only real uplift to my Monday was opening up my email and seeing a message from YoungandThrifty saying that I had won one of the copies of tax software from H&R Block. That was quite possibly the only thing that made me smile yesterday. THANK YOU! That software couldn't have possibly come at a better time.

It may possibly have come just in time for me to need my emergency fund.

Keep calm and carry on.

*laughing hysterically*

*crying*

7 comments:

target10mil said...

I'm sorry Cassie. What a terrible situation to be in. How stressful!

Looking around for another job always helps me when I'm feeling stressed about my job. When I see a lot of job postings that I'm fully qualified for, then it makes me a lot better.

I'm a CS guy, and there are a lot of CS positions open here in the US. Engineering always seems to be a pretty good field in terms of jobs and hiring (and good pay too!)

I hope things get better, or that you can find a new job.

smallstepsforbigchange said...

Ugh, I've been there, and this sucks.

I hate it when work gets so bad you just cry. I had numerous days at my old job where I would fight back the tears - and sometimes it would be work.

*hugs*

I'm sorry you're going through this.

Congrats on winning the H&R software! There is always a silver lining, right?

youngandthrifty said...

Awe! It must be fate then... I'm glad winning the software was a silver lining in your day.

Sorry to hear about all the troubles at work. :( You'll pull through it!

Red said...

Yuck. :-( My mom is in a similar position at work. She's been there 13 years, and recently, her boss has been snapping at her and acting like a total jerk. So now she's on her best behavior, worried that one goof up will cost her job.

I'm sorry to hear you've been put in this situation. I definitely think "sending out feelers" and actively looking for work elsewhere will help you feel a bit better. At least then you won't feel so helpless. Sorry again, sweetie.

Daisy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! That must be very stressful for you.
Congrats on winning the software!

Cassie said...

Thanks everyone, I appreciate it.

The Asian Pear said...

So sorry about work (and for replying to this post so late.) *hugs*