Some days I am so desperate to miss work I go as far as cons

HarleenQ's picture
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Some days I am so desperate to miss work I go as far as considering crashing my car into a ditch or something so I have an excuse.
I can't call off because I have a wedding coming up and I need to save my PTO. But wow... I need a mental health day for sure. Or week...or month or year

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HarleenQ's picture
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Oct 13

I literally never have time to myself. I don't even really get lunch. I'm the Coordinator of a big anatomic pathology lab. So like every 5 min someone is running up with an issue and since these are people's bodies and illness they are all always important. Then I have 15 days and counting for a wedding I'm not finished with. Also I need my house clean for all the people coming to visit. My kids need attention when I'm lucky enough to see them. Then next week the midnight coordinator will be off and that mean 12 hr days for me.
Buuuuuut hey, after the wedding all that changes. Not to mention the 5 days away I get. So all is not lost.

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norseduncan's picture
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Oct 13

@HarleenQ gotcha. it does sound like you have a lot on your plate now, with a light at the end of the tunnel. stay strong, and any moments you get, even if not consecutive moments, do your best to pamper you and rest up

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JayniB's picture
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Oct 14

At least you do see there's light at the end of the tunnel. Sounds like you have a demanding job. I guess after this crisis passes you probably should look at what you can do to lighten your load. Take good care of yourself. Find time to destress and decompress. Journal. Get outdoors with your kids and watch them play. I know it can be hard if you're Type A, but you will have to learn to say no to some events/projects. Especially if you think of driving your car off the road. Think of those kids and how you are teaching them to handle crises. You're in the right place for people who want to help you and see you do well.

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