I loathe nothing more than a sick coworker. Anyone else?

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Purell. Lysol. Sani-Wipes. These are the things I covered my little area of our office in. Well, the Purell was for my hands, but you get the point. I have a boss that refused to take a sick day or two when he had over 500 hours accrued. He also refused to cover his mouth most times or wash his hands. And here I am having to touch paper and surfaces that he infected. Now I sit at home with a pounding head, sore throat, blocked sinuses, and I can’t stop coughing. I think my head may explode at times. If you are sick, especially if you have the time, stay the f**k home! For everyone’s sake. Continue reading

GearBubble, RedBubble, and Teespring Stores!

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It’s been…a while. I’ve been fighting my own demons and came to the conclusion that I need to start writing down some of the stuff I think during the day at my soul-sucking day job. So, incoming–my new GearBubble, RedBubble, and Teespring Stores! They are going to be filled with sassy, quirky sayings plastered on mugs, shirts, and more. I’ll have my author mugs on there as well. Check ’em out, will ya? GearBubble Store   Redbubble Store!  Teespring Store

 

Depression is a Real Illness

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The mental health issues in this country (U.S.) seem to be getting worse and worse. Everyday you hear horrible stories of people getting murdered, getting abused, or committing suicide.

Even in this day and age, openly talking about mental issues is taboo or just not talked about. I wish more people would just start talking and maybe, just maybe, people would realize it is not a personal failure to have depression, anxiety, or any mental illness and talking about it is not only ok, but helpful. Continue reading

Normal or Abuse?

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It has gotten worse for me these last few weeks. I have been too upset to even write, my hair has starting falling out, and I feel extremely depressed often.

I find myself always questioning myself and the things going on at work. I think that I am in such a toxic environment that I cannot even tell what is normal workplace behavior or abuse.

I am being forced by my superiors to do other coworkers’ jobs and am told that I am not allowed to question it. Directly being told that I have to do others’ work if they do not want to…is that normal or abusive?

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Journaling/Writing as Therapy

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Let’s face it, life gets stressful. Sometimes it can be little things and other times it is the big things that drive us nuts. I struggle with depression and it can be challenging to not breakdown over the smallest setback at times.

Life does not always play out the way we planned and that can be very painful or it can end up being a blessing. In order to keep myself sane or almost sane I began writing fanfiction a few months ago and have recently started journaling. Let me tell you, I think I found my therapeutic release in those pages! Continue reading

Efficiency Hurts

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Being too efficient for your own good. Punishment for being efficient. Productivity punishment. All of these things mean the same thing, that feeling you get when you are great at your job and you continue to get more work put on you.

It is a great feeling, to be the go-to person, for a while at least. At first you feel honored that you are getting more responsibilities and work projects and are glad that your supervisors trust you enough to give you more. However, as time moves on and you continue to get a large bulk of the work, you start to feel taken advantage of. At least I did…at least I do. Continue reading