A few years ago I had a really intensely stressful job that caused me to pull my hair out and beat my forehead against the desk every 17 minutes. This was due to the fact that my company's motto had been changed to "Agnes can do that".
My phone would ring off the hook for 9 hours per day and I would receive a few hundred emails per day. All of these communications, of course, were related to an impending deadline of that Friday. It was at this company that I developed anxiety. (Note to all readers: is evil).

After 6 years of this ulcer-causing situation, I finally left. Since then, I have had some stressful days...I do work in corporate America after all. But the stress has been so minimal in comparison to the hell that was that I find myself looking down on the impending stressful situation and sitting back as if to say "Fuck it." And that has made it that much easier to handle. The issue still gets addressed, but my stomach doesn't bleed as a result.

I highly recommend this approach to anybody who has to face a stressful situation. Sit back, take it all in, and just say "Fuck it." Then go about your way to address the issue. I promise you, it will be much easier to handle.

Quote for the day: "The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care. "

1 comment:

Spiritbear said...

This is awesome. I feel like I must have your old job. I would love to do an office space on many of our networks.