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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby thegentlepath » Sat May 11, 2019 1:55 pm

2nd thoughts about not filing appeal. Remembering compartmentalized history of self & family of origin. Filing appeal may keep options open/flexibility. They can jump through my hoops now. Also took multiple actions in mission to infiltrate normies. Accepting of embarking on new journey of burnout. This is day 2.
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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby thegentlepath » Sun May 12, 2019 2:29 pm

Waffling on 2nd thoughts. I know I’m low energy. Best result to prioritize down to one thing. Infiltrate normies. Ultimate goal: stockpile provisions to finance next breakdown. First step, identify anchor points in routine to build around. If I can create a new routine to support my goal, the rest seems to take care of itself...
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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby quietgirl2538 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am

Hi, I am just embarking on getting a job to support myself. I am stable, but after my first part-time job, I know I need a low-key, low stress job such as working for Wal-mart or some place that isn't so hard in the retail business. I can manage 'doing' work, it's when it's nothing to do, that I get anxious. It's very boring and the time goes by so slow. How are you doing now?
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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby thegentlepath » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:36 pm

Hi, I’m doing better. I don’t know if I could do retail again. I’m volunteering right now.
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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby quietgirl2538 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:49 am

I'm glad you're doing better. :wink: That's good you're volunteering for now. Retail is tough, but at least for now, that's all I know how to do.
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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby thegentlepath » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:53 pm

Things can always be worse.
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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby quietgirl2538 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:08 pm

thegentlepath wrote:Things can always be worse.


I agree... :D

I just quit my last job and am in search of a new one. I try other options but with my limited work experience, it's not so easy. Still, I press on. There has to be a job with my 'name' on it! :wink:
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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby Proteon » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:31 pm

I've been out of work for 2 years but I might be starting a dead-end job on Wednesday. I'm absolutely dreading it but I need the structure back to my life and I desperately need money. I wouldn't say I'm ready but I don't think I ever will be really.
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Re: How do you know when you’re well enough to handle working?

Postby thegentlepath » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:52 pm

Yep, I agree Proteon. That’s why they call it work. :x I’ve been volunteering for a couple months now. I’m just waiting for an opening at this point as I build my accuracy, speed, strength, & endurance.
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