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    Don't know what to do about work (SH)

    I can't carry on at work. The load is unreasonable, yet I'm told every other branch has just one guy doing what I do here. Still, nothing I do is ever enough, it keeps coming, the contingencies I have in place for failures aren't satisfactory, and no matter which high priority task I pick to do first, it's either the wrong one or something even more urgent crops up.

    I'm not allowed to talk to my friends any more, (which I've gone into in previous threads, so I won't bore you all with repetition), but they were my one safe coping mechanism.
    My wife tells me I've put on too much weight, but now that I've stopped comfort eating I'm feeling even more stressed.
    I daren't have any more time off for doctor's appointments because I'm under investigation for that already and they've stopped providing a stand-in for me when I do go for a medical appointment.

    I'm looking for a new job and I've had lots of interest from agencies, so we'll see. I'm dreading leaving my friends behind. I don't want to go but I can't stay. I'm worried that I'll start crying during my next job interview and blow it.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Sorry you're struggling so much. Your friends will be your friends whether you stay there or not - it's not as if you can socialise with them now....
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    One of my friends saw I was upset as he was about to leave the building. He's quite sensitive, so I hope seeing me upset didn't upset him too.
    Maybe I should just hide in the store cupboard until everyone's gone home tomorrow.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    I don't see how that would help at all....
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    I really hope a new job opportunity comes up soon and you can move on to the next (hopefully exciting) stage in your life
    Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.

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    With work being closed the last few days due to snow, I've had extra time to check for new jobs.
    One caller said they'd email me, but I can't find anything relevant in my inbox.

    My boss expects me to "remote in" during the closure, but I'm sure my home computer needs a special USB device to do that. And I don't have it.

    Still, I'll keep applying. While my friends might not be happy that I'm going, hopefully they'll understand that it's for the best.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    You should be able to remote in using special programmes, no usb needed.

    Hope you hear - I assume you've checked your spam box?
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    Still nothing from the caller. I guess he either changed his mind or had to abandon his office due to snow and has yet to get back to me.
    It looks like things should be back to normal around here from tomorrow, so I'll keep my inbox open.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    I know waiting is hard, but if you haven't heard anything you could always call them and ask for feedback as to why you were unsuccessful for that role.
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    I called back but he hung up right away. Maybe I said something wrong during the first call, but it sounded quite positive if I remember right.

    Still, I've been applying for some more jobs so hopefully I can get a response.

    At work I've been accused of installing the wrong program in every office, including offices which have had no maintenance in recent weeks. It's to be expected though, because the man behind the accusation loves to exaggerate. How he became an assistant manager I'll never know.

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