You ever feel overwhelmed at work?

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    Aug 08, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    Right now, I am so fucking swamped at work, I dunno what the shit I'm gonna do.
    If I'm so swamped then why am I on RJ? Well, I need to take a break. PHEW.

    I've been working 12 to 14 hour days for the past 10 days in a row! Like whoa. I am physically exhausted. Physically exhausted and I sit on my ass in front of a computer all day wtf. I have this deadline I gotta meet by this Friday and it's only Tuesday. MY GOD I DONT THINK I CAN TAKE ANOTHER 14 HOUR DAY!!

    Seriously, I'm debating on whether I should ask for an extension on the deadline? or not? I don't really want to, but I feel like it's the only way.

    I got a new boss like a month ago and she's a total awesome chick, but I just dont like asking for deadline extensions. In fact, I never have, but fuck my life dudes. I'm fuckin dyin here, naah mean?


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    Aug 08, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    You look like a very young version of my younger brother's friend's dad, who coincidentally, is also gay.

    That sounds pretty brutal, want to borrow some of my mania?!?! IT WILL KEEP YOU ENERGIZED AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH
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    Aug 08, 2012 3:33 AM GMT
    That's pretty crazy.

    Sometimes it's better to work less so that you can clear your head and be more focused and productive when you are actually on the clock working.

    I'd wait until Thursday and see if it's realistic to ask for an extension. Explain that you've been working for 12-14 hours for the past 10 days. Is this even allowed to work this much?

    Anyway just my two cents.
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    Aug 08, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    At my job, it is the norm
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    Aug 08, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    I think you should ask for an extension for sure if the deadline is somewhat flexible! .. Or maybe see if there are coworkers that can help you on the project? What's your profession?

    And to answer the title of the thread, yeah, I feel overwhelmed at work. Can't say I've experienced a "real" 14 hour work day, but I've come close. I work for a small business and we've gone from 7 employees to 4...the load has definitely increased on all of us..too bad the pay hasn't lol

    Regardless...good luck! icon_biggrin.gif I'm sure you'll get it done and it'll be great! And just think of how AMAZING you're going to feel when it's all over! And don't forget, yes, they line your pockets, but that doesn't mean that they can abusively work you like a racehorse! If it truly is a challenging load and the schedule was unreasonable, they should understand!
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    Aug 08, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    I flew over Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach today...for 6 hours.

    Damn, I'm so exhausted!
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    Aug 08, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    *hug*
    Ask for the damn extension. Life isn't meant to be that rough. You're not going to lay on your deathbed wishing you hadn't taken extensions at work. You might regret working yourself to your deathbed tho.
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    I'm way behind in my work. Think I'll just call in sick for the rest of the week. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI'm way behind in my work. Think I'll just call in sick for the rest of the week. icon_lol.gif
    You shoulda called in earlier. We coulda went out tonight. I'm leaving tomorrow. icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    SSJTrunks saidYou look like a very young version of my younger brother's friend's dad, who coincidentally, is also gay.

    That sounds pretty brutal, want to borrow some of my mania?!?! IT WILL KEEP YOU ENERGIZED AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH


    LOL, can I please borrow some mania?? .... I was telling my little bro and he suggested I take adderall or ritalin.....only prob is I dont have any or know where to get any. Not that I'm condoning drug use, but god damn I need the added kick in my ass to get motivated again.

    fuck this rat-race shit. Fuck a job that works u to death. Fuck needing to pay my bills, having stuff, eating out, etc. It's not worth it. I rather be homeless in Hawaii or something.
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    Aug 08, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    microbiologist saidThat's pretty crazy.

    Sometimes it's better to work less so that you can clear your head and be more focused and productive when you are actually on the clock working.

    I'd wait until Thursday and see if it's realistic to ask for an extension. Explain that you've been working for 12-14 hours for the past 10 days. Is this even allowed to work this much?

    Anyway just my two cents.


    Thank you.

    I went for a bike ride to clear my head and it did, however when I got back to my house I was like totally NOT ready to get back to work, instead I cried myself to sleeep. fuuuck
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    Aug 08, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI flew over Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach today...for 6 hours.

    Damn, I'm so exhausted!


    you know what? Fuck you and your interesting and stimulating job. I'm jealous and im hating on the fact that u get to fly planes (tho I dont want the risk of crashing and dying)
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    Aug 08, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said*hug*
    Ask for the damn extension. Life isn't meant to be that rough. You're not going to lay on your deathbed wishing you hadn't taken extensions at work. You might regret working yourself to your deathbed tho.

    I thought the same damn thing.
    I was set up I tell you!

    My parents set me up to lead a life of full-time employment by telling me I need to get a job and go to school and have all these stupid responsibilities that boring adults have. Telling me I need to have a car, a place, insurance, and all kinds of pointless material shit. Just cluttering my mind and space.

    I need to get out. I need to break free of this rat-race. I wanna LIVE my life. Fuck everything. I'm done.
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
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    SkinnyBitch said*hug*
    Ask for the damn extension. Life isn't meant to be that rough. You're not going to lay on your deathbed wishing you hadn't taken extensions at work. You might regret working yourself to your deathbed tho.

    I thought the same damn thing.
    I was set up I tell you!

    My parents set me up to lead a life of full-time employment by telling me I need to get a job and go to school and have all these stupid responsibilities that boring adults have. Telling me I need to have a car, a place, insurance, and all kinds of pointless material shit. Just cluttering my mind and space.

    I need to get out. I need to break free of this rat-race. I wanna LIVE my life. Fuck everything. I'm done.

    bye-bye internet service and cell phone ... oh well ... there's always the public library
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    Aug 08, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
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    xrichx saidI'm way behind in my work. Think I'll just call in sick for the rest of the week. icon_lol.gif
    You shoulda called in earlier. We coulda went out tonight. I'm leaving tomorrow. icon_sad.gif
    I said you could have called me during the weekend also. Didn't hear back from you. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    Yeah, after a decade or two of that shit, it starts to grind you down. But the fact is that if you don't take enough time off to sleep, eat, and exercise, the quality of your work will go downhill.

    I'm in a situation this summer where if I concentrate on any particular project enough to make progress, half a dozen other projects aren't getting done at all, and my phone rings off the hook. If I try to keep everything going... nothing happens. Fuck em. I haven't answered the phone in two weeks and actually finished five projects. One at a time.

    Now, if only people will pay the invoices for those projects within a reasonable geological epoch, I may just load up the boat and disappear for a week or two.
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    Aug 08, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    daviddoublebay saidYES. I'm overwhelmed.

    I had been working long, 12-14 hour days and weekends, too, but then my mind just blew a circuit or something and I'm having difficulty being able to concentrate on work for even 1-2 hours now.

    The stress is so bad that I wake up in the mornings shaking.... and have to take a Lorazapam and an aspirin (that I keep next to the bed at night), wait 20 minutes for it to take effect ... and THEN get outta' bed. Otherwise, I feel so overwhelmed that I'm afraid of having a stroke or heart attack. Then I have to take a couple more through the day. This has been going on for 3 months or so.

    It's BAD.

    I LOVE my work... but the volume of researching, strategy, writing, management, related tasks and the required intricate THINKING is overwhelming.

    I actually missed a deadline on Monday. (soft-deadline.... not hard-deadline)

    But... SINCE I made the decision not to push myself, I was actually able to work 5 hours on each of the past couple days. I think it's because the stress of the deadline has been removed. (But today for only an hour)

    Sounds as if YOU need a similar type of relief from the mental stress you're under. ASK for the extension.

    There are some differences between us, however. I do my work for my own benefit. I don't have an employer, but am the employer. (in-house attorneys, mostly). Frankly, their work is not at the level required and so I end up re-doing most all their work.. or "thinking" for them. But interviewing and hiring more attorneys takes MORE time away from my work.... and so I can't take the time right now until I'm finished with immediate goals. All-in-all, I substantially benefit from my work and so the resulting stress is worth it..... to me.

    You, on the other hand, are killing yourself to make a salary. Why the fuck would you submit yourself to mental and physical exhaustion.. and potentially some serious injuries to your health... for someone else???

    Don't make a rash decision that will screw up other parts of your life by immediately quitting...... BUT.... make a short-term plan to GET THE FUCK OUT and get on with your life.... LIVING, not subsisting.





    dude, u nailed it. I work for the state of California and I'm killing myself for the state. I can'ts take it no mo'! I really can't. Exactly like u said. I'm beginning to have trouble even focusing on 1 or 2 hours of work now, because it's just so much! Damn tho dude. I dont wanna get to a point where I need to rely on pills to relief my stress (not that there is anything wrong with that, but god damn come on!)
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    Aug 08, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
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    xrichx saidI'm way behind in my work. Think I'll just call in sick for the rest of the week. icon_lol.gif
    You shoulda called in earlier. We coulda went out tonight. I'm leaving tomorrow. icon_sad.gif
    I said you could have called me during the weekend also. Didn't hear back from you. icon_neutral.gif


    oh snap!! Callin that mofo out!

    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.
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    Aug 08, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    That sounds like my old job... except that was the normal state of affairs for years on end. For 5 years in a row, my vacations would be interrupted by crises because they refused to build enough redundancy into systems and personnel.

    At least this meant that I had 58 days of vacay saved-up when I left. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    ASK FOR THE EXTENSION.

    I tell you, it's okay to put in one 12- to 14-hour day, but several in a row is practically wasted time, unless all they need is a warm body in the chair.

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    Aug 08, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    I have this problem with my boss where he doesn't really know how long some things take to do since he hasn't done them himself in decades, or sometimes ever. I'm constantly having to tell him that some things are impossible to do in the time he gives me. Maybe you are having the same problem, but it is important to keep the communication with your boss open. Hell, if you're good enough at it, you can convince her that some that some things you do take longer than you actually need, then when you get it done early you look like an amazing employee. My boss thinks I'm awesome because of that reason icon_razz.gif don't tell him that though.
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    Aug 08, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    shot gun a redbull or down some adderall
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    Aug 09, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    I feel so overwhelmed today they told me I'm not supposed to save nude pictures on the computer.

    Like hello what am I supposed to do when it's slow