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21-09-2012, 10:41 AM
Fear of getting a regular job
So I've been out of the work force for a few years. I'm going through the process to get help to get a job again.

The work I have now is at home, making art, and selling it. That and odd jobs when I can get them.

Right now, the fear is the change and the possibility of not coping well with the change. The obstacles I face are the cycles of panic attacks and lack of energy from these cycles.

I'm still going to go through with it. I'll never know until I try.

I was wondering if anyone else has gone through similar, and how they got through it, and what coping mechanisms they've learned that they're willing to pass on to me.

Thanks.

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21-09-2012, 10:50 AM
RE: Fear of getting a regular job
Yes, I've been through it.

The technique is this....

1) Go to the deep end
2) Walk to the edge
3) Hold your nose
4) Jump
5a) Swim
5b) Sink

Good luck.

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21-09-2012, 11:05 AM
RE: Fear of getting a regular job
(21-09-2012 10:50 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Yes, I've been through it.

The technique is this....

1) Go to the deep end
2) Walk to the edge
3) Hold your nose
4) Jump
5a) Swim
5b) Sink

Good luck.

Thanks for the technique. How did you get through the sinking moments?

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21-09-2012, 11:08 AM
RE: Fear of getting a regular job
(21-09-2012 11:05 AM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  Thanks for the technique. How did you get through the sinking moments?

Well I've no... bbblublurble burble ... really sure ... Drooling blurble

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21-09-2012, 11:19 AM
RE: Fear of getting a regular job
(21-09-2012 11:08 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(21-09-2012 11:05 AM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  Thanks for the technique. How did you get through the sinking moments?

Well I've no... bbblublurble burble ... really sure ... Drooling blurble

LOL - Brilliant.

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21-09-2012, 11:47 AM
Fear of getting a regular job
I go through this on a daily basis. I hate my unstructured sales job, but I fear getting a real job where it's tougher to hide my anxiety attacks.

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21-09-2012, 11:47 AM
RE: Fear of getting a regular job
More seriously though.

It's always useful to have someone around who can recognise that you might be drowning (not just waving) and pull you up.

In other words:
Find a mentor / friend in the workplace.
Other people there will be going through the same thing.
Don't assume everyone knows what they are supposed to be doing... they don't.

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21-09-2012, 11:49 AM
RE: Fear of getting a regular job
(21-09-2012 11:47 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  ...my anxiety attacks.

That's just god's way of punishing you for rejecting him.




Don't worry about it, though... it's nothing important.

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21-09-2012, 11:59 AM
RE: Fear of getting a regular job
(21-09-2012 11:49 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(21-09-2012 11:47 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  ...my anxiety attacks.

That's just god's way of punishing you for rejecting him.




Don't worry about it, though... it's nothing important.
I knew I should have read the clause before signing.

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21-09-2012, 12:04 PM
Fear of getting a regular job
(21-09-2012 11:49 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(21-09-2012 11:47 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  ...my anxiety attacks.

That's just god's way of punishing you for rejecting him.




Don't worry about it, though... it's nothing important.

You raise an important issue. If God isn't real, then why did I feel his peace when I believed in him but I've become mentally ill when I stopped believing? Consider

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