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

Office Slave

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I feel like an office slave.

I feel, that because I am an administrative assistant, it means I am supposed to do any job or duty that all other supervisors or employees do not want to do.

I feel abused, unappreciated, and taken advantage of and it is a terrible feeling. Continue reading