Work Stress FAQ - Questions & Answers

206 Questions
Last Updated: July 21st, 2018

My manager is very impatient and often criticises me. I cant take criticism well and have a low threshold of stress. What can I do to get stronger (to cope) on my own and without changing her at all?

Answers: 53 | Last Answer: July 21st, 2018

What should I do if I can't get into medical school?

Answers: 102 | Last Answer: July 21st, 2018

What do I do when my coworkers are harassing me?

Answers: 74 | Last Answer: July 21st, 2018

What to say when quitting a job you just started?

Answers: 85 | Last Answer: July 19th, 2018

I'm worried I look incompetent at work, what can I do?

Answers: 54 | Last Answer: July 19th, 2018

I am worried about losing my job, what can I do?

Answers: 67 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2018

I am unemployed and depressed, how can I stop depression from affecting my job search?

Answers: 143 | Last Answer: July 15th, 2018

Should I stay at a job that I hate?

Answers: 114 | Last Answer: July 15th, 2018

How do I tell my boss I'm leaving? (nicely)?

Answers: 131 | Last Answer: July 14th, 2018

Why do I feel so empty and unfulfilled in my profession? How do I overcome this?

Answers: 51 | Last Answer: July 12th, 2018

How can I deal with being blamed for things that aren't my fault?

Answers: 52 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2018

How can I manage all of my work outside of the workplace?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 10th, 2018

Will I even be able to rest with all this work? And will it show on my results?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: July 10th, 2018

Why does my procrastination get even worse before exams/deadlines?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 9th, 2018

I'm scared I'll be stuck in my dead-end job forever, how can I plan my escape?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: July 9th, 2018

ive been used as eye candy at a work function and it made me uncomfortable and question my bosses motive for hiring me, i dont think they take me seriously?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: July 9th, 2018

What are some tips for surviving office politics?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: July 9th, 2018

Someone yelled at me and I couldn't yell back, how can I vent?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: July 9th, 2018

What should I do if I can't get a job?

Answers: 135 | Last Answer: July 8th, 2018

How can I feel more appreciated at work?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2018

how do I deal with a coworker who is rude to me?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2018

Why do I always wake up with a headache?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: July 2nd, 2018

Why do I always feel unappreciated for the work that I do?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: June 26th, 2018

I am unemployed, how can I get back on my feet?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: June 26th, 2018

How to I juggle work with school?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: June 26th, 2018

What are some ways to prioritize?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: June 26th, 2018

How do you manage your work when everything piles on at the same time?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: June 25th, 2018

How do I avoid disappointment, if I have lot of expectations for myself?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: June 25th, 2018

Why can't I say 'No' to my boss when I'm buried under work?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: June 19th, 2018

How to deal with unemployment? I'm 26 and I've been having negative thoughts.

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: June 19th, 2018

How do I handle this stress in a healthy way?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 18th, 2018

How do I stop caring about what coworkers think?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: June 18th, 2018

When can you know the difference between experiencing beneficial stress and harmful stress?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: June 18th, 2018

How can I make time for my friends when I'm so busy with work?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2018

It feels like I get a headache every day at work, what should I do?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: June 5th, 2018

How can I start a project sooner than a few days vefore dead line?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: June 5th, 2018

Am I a bad employee if I skip work because of work stress?

Answers: 31 | Last Answer: June 2nd, 2018

What is the best way of managing excessive work demands??

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: May 29th, 2018

What is the line between positive and negative pressure in the workplace?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: May 29th, 2018

How can I tell my boss how stressed I am without it sounding like I'm incapable of doing my job?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: May 29th, 2018

What's the best way to stop taking on too much work?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: May 29th, 2018

Should I speak up more to my manager if I don't like how my schedule is on certain days?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: May 29th, 2018

Someone in my office is being harassed by our boss, what can I do about it?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: May 28th, 2018

I hate my job and it's such a source of stress, but it's better than no job at all. How can I make it more fun and less stressful?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: May 28th, 2018

How do you turn things around when you feel like you're overwhelmed and have too much on your plate?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: May 28th, 2018

How do I stop thinking about things that make me sad and anxious?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: May 25th, 2018

I have interviews coming up, what are tips to help me do well?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2018

How do you leave the stresses of your job at work and not bring them home with you?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: May 8th, 2018

How do I manage my university dissertation, stress-free?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: May 7th, 2018

How can I effectively deal with people who tend to be controlling and think no end of themselves without letting my anger get the better of me?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: May 7th, 2018

I lost my job and I'm super depressed, help?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: May 7th, 2018

When should I tell my boss I quit? Do I need to give 2 week notice?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: May 5th, 2018

How do you know when you've put enough on your plate as opposed to too much?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: April 24th, 2018

What's the best way to stop feeling incompetent ?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 24th, 2018

I am 28 years old, not yet sure on my career. How can I know what I want to do?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 24th, 2018

Have you ever cheated at work?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: April 24th, 2018

How can I cope with a mental illness or disability without losing my job?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: April 23rd, 2018

How do I even begin to search for help?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 23rd, 2018

What is the best way to ensure you are not over working?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: April 23rd, 2018

Why do I wake up thinking about incomplete work?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 22nd, 2018

What can I do if my boss chooses favourites in a manner that is not constructive to the work we are trying to accomplish?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

Should I date one of my co-workers? I really like them.

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

I cannot work unless I find the perfect space to work, as otherwise I feel unsettled and cannot concentrate. But I don't have my own office. How can I feel more settled in temporary spaces which are not mine?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2018

Why do I dislike a job I once enjoyed?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: March 27th, 2018

How can I change careers if I think I'm in the wrong field?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: March 27th, 2018

Why does everyone else get appreciation when I do all the work?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: March 27th, 2018

How can I not get overwhelm but still complete everything I am suppose to?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: March 26th, 2018

How do I manage everything I have to do outside of work, when work takes up so much of my time?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: March 12th, 2018

At what point in studying should I give up for the night?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2018

How can I stop stressing about school?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: March 5th, 2018

Why I can't I find a career I like?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: February 28th, 2018

I had more interviews for jobs I didn't get. I feel so crummy. What do I do now?

Answers: 29 | Last Answer: February 27th, 2018

I feel stressed out due to my job. When should I look for better employment?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: February 26th, 2018

Why can't I concentrate on the task I've been given instead of being distracted by everything else?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: February 26th, 2018

I am scared to talk about something that happened at work, what can I do?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: February 26th, 2018

How can I handle stress from a very passive-aggressive boss?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

What can I do about harassment or abuse at work?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: February 19th, 2018

How do I deal with discrimination in the workplace?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: February 12th, 2018

How do I tell apart 'tired' and 'lazy'?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: February 12th, 2018

What are some strategies I can use to become less stressed and more pumped up/excited before I leave for work?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: February 5th, 2018

How can I stop myself from having a breakdown when I'm drowning in work?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: January 30th, 2018

Why didn't I start my task earlier?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 29th, 2018

Everyone is paid more than me, how can I ask for a raise?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: January 23rd, 2018

How do I deal with a negative coworker?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 23rd, 2018

How do you keep from taking it home at the end of the day?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: January 23rd, 2018

How can I keep going when my coworker or friend was let go?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

How do I see the bright side of a job that I really don't enjoy?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

How can I stop feeling bad about the work I do?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: January 1st, 2018

Is it normal to procrastinate?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2017

How is this going to benefit me in the long run?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How do I fit in at my new new job?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How can I fit into a workplace with a well established group of employees?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

I'm so nervous during presentations and meetings, how can I improve my public speaking?

Answers: 162 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

How can I support my coworker or friend who is losing their job?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

How can reducing responsibility, and utilising delegation impact stress?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

How can I find a job with no previous work experience?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

How do I cope with so many deadlines all at the same time?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

My family wants me to pursue a career I'm not interested in, how do I tell them no?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

How do I stop thinking about if I have done a well enough job?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

How do you bounce back when you're burnt out from constant overload?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

What's the best way to stop feeling like I hate going to work?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

Why do I feel like I will fail, if I don't know what is going to happen?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

Why is it so difficult to disagree with my boss even when I am sure she is wrong?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2017

Why am I not able to balance all my work responsibilities like everyone else is?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: October 31st, 2017

what's the best way to stop a chat?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: October 31st, 2017

Why do I go to sleep dreading the next day?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: October 30th, 2017

How should I deal with overly competitive co-workers?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: October 24th, 2017

What's the best way to stop procrastinating?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: October 23rd, 2017

Work makes me depressed and anxious even though nothing tragic has happened there, is this normal?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2017

Everyone else has it so easy. Why can't they share some of the load?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 12th, 2017

What's the best way to get over stress from school?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: August 28th, 2017

What to do if your manager just scold you even for best work you do and give promotion to someone else?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: August 21st, 2017

How do I handle a difficult boss?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: August 7th, 2017

What are the fist steps I should take to find a job?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: August 7th, 2017

Do I tell a potential or existing employer that I suffer from mild anxiety/depression (& does affect my work sometimes)?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2017

What is the best way to get over the feeling of guilt when firing an employee whose conduct has been unbecoming but towards whom you feel pity?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

How do I stop thinking about what others think of me?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: June 26th, 2017

Why is it that the times I feel most stressed are the times when I have least motivation?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 19th, 2017

What shall I do if it seems that i've stuck at this job/company for ever, but i can't find a new job?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 19th, 2017

I lost my job a few months ago and feel terrible about myself, how do I pull out of this slump?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2017

How can I do all the school, homework, revision, as well as extra curricular stuff needed to stand out, whilst living or at the very least, surviving?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2017

How can I find a good job for an introvert?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 29th, 2017

Why do I have such a hard time asking for help?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

How can I manage and organise my work and actually stick to it, without letting things come in the way?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

How do I negotiate salary?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2017

My workplace filed for bankruptcy or is going out of business, how do I cope?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: May 8th, 2017

Sometimes it feels like I work so much that I don't make any time for me, what can I do?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: May 2nd, 2017

How do you balance homework with all the other things you are doing, exercise, sleeping and socializing for example?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: May 2nd, 2017

How do I deal with a verbally abusive coworker?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: May 1st, 2017

What's the best and politest way to say "no" to something?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: March 21st, 2017

How can I cope with an increasing workload?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: March 21st, 2017

How do you keep a positive attitude while everyone else around you is complaining constantly?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2017

Can managers and co-workers be helpful in mitigating work stress in the workplace?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: February 28th, 2017

Why can't I stop dreaming about the work I have to do the next day?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: February 28th, 2017

How do I remain focused on my job and not be distracted by petty resentments and jealousy?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: February 14th, 2017

Why is everybody always working against me?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 13th, 2017

What are ways to stop procrastinating?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 3rd, 2017

I don't like my job anymore. Should I quit or continue doing it?

Answers: 279 | Last Answer: December 20th, 2016

If you are stuck in a meeting and start to panic, how can you excuse yourself without embarrassment?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: December 13th, 2016

How do people manage to juggle their work life and maintain a happy social life?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: December 13th, 2016

How do I deal with being forced to be around someone who makes me feel terrible at work place?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: November 29th, 2016

Am I really evolving when doing the same job everyday ?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 22nd, 2016

How do I manage the stress of an impending deadline?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2016

Why do I always have to do everybody's work ?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2016

How do you avoid drama at work with coworkers when it's constantly there?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: October 31st, 2016

How can I complete all my coursework for the deadlines?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: October 25th, 2016

How to be less stressed at work?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: October 25th, 2016

How can I stop freezing up from fear of failure so much that I end up just not doing anything?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2016

Why can't I satisfy my boss?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: October 4th, 2016

Why can't I ever make their expectations?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: September 13th, 2016

Why am I always afraid that my co-workers dislike me?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 13th, 2016

I'm excessively worried about being critiqued, and it stifles my progress. How do I get over my fear of judgement at work?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 6th, 2016

Why is the majority of time I wake up unmotivated and sad about my job?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: September 5th, 2016

What can I expect if I am changing careers?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: August 27th, 2016

How do you stop work stress affecting other areas of your life?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: August 23rd, 2016

How can I feel more confident in the position I'm in?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2016

How do I deal with coworkers who don't like me?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2016

What's the best way to deal with a lazy boss?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: August 9th, 2016

Why can't I complete a task I've been assigned?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: August 1st, 2016

What is the best way to manage when your work place becomes aware of your anxiety issues?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2016

Why does it feel like I have to force myself to go to work everyday?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2016

How can I tell if my co-worker dislikes me?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2016

I know something illegal happened at work, how can I report it without risking my job?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: July 4th, 2016

How do I tell my boss I'm unhappy?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: July 4th, 2016

How can I keep my head in the game during layoffs?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: July 4th, 2016

How can I navigate the stress of unemployment and undertaking a new job search when I feel depressed?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: July 4th, 2016

What is the best way to deal with unfriendly co-workers?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: June 28th, 2016

How can I manage looking for a new job while busy with my current one?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2016

how to become a verified listener?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: June 23rd, 2016

How do I know to stop and have a break if I have not finished?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 21st, 2016

What can I do to leave work at work so it doesn't interfere with my personal life?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: June 21st, 2016

How can I communicate better with my boss and coworkers?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: June 21st, 2016

My boss is a bully and doesn't take criticism well, what do I do?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: June 14th, 2016

Why do I always end up with the worst tasks?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2016

How can I maintain a healthy mental state in a high stress job where I have to constantly be on guard?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: May 30th, 2016

What is the first thing that you begin to worry about when you wake up?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: May 23rd, 2016

How to handle health issue and work at the same time?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: May 16th, 2016

Who can I talk to when I lose faith in my company?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: May 16th, 2016

Working with bullies - How can I deal with not liking the people I work with?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: April 26th, 2016

How can I accept my career is over because of a permanent work injury?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: April 19th, 2016

How do you stop a stressful job from taking over your mind outside of working hours?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: April 5th, 2016

Why am I afraid to find a less stressful job instead of dealing with a high-stress, low-income job?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: April 5th, 2016

I am losing my job, what can I do?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: March 19th, 2016

Why do my co-workers get appreciated for the work they do but I don't even get a Thank You?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 23rd, 2016

Why do I always feel fake?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 19th, 2016

Why does my family get so aggravated when I fail at one thing?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: February 16th, 2016

How can I help other balance stress at work and stress at home?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: February 16th, 2016

Is it normal to feel this stressed in my regular week?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: December 14th, 2015

Why is it so hard for me to be good at customer service?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2015

How can I stop to think my work always has to be perfect?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2015

How to deal with too many deadlines at work when you don't get along with your co-workers and its hard to ask them for help?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2015

How do I feel like I am doing everything I can in the workplace?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: September 6th, 2015

I am a co-dependent type person that has a hard time setting boundaries & knowing who I am as a person. I finished my Bachelor's in psych; could I ever be a counselor or is this a poor career choice?

Answers: 0

Should I still work hard even when I feel like I'm being taken advantage of at work?

Answers: 0

How do you tell your boss that you are leaving "again"? (Nicely)

Answers: 0

What if you already notified your supervisor and the union and they did nothing?

Answers: 0

Dislike my job, but need the money. I feel trapped - advice?

Answers: 0

I think everyone hates me and thinks I'm not very good at my job. I think otherwise, but I'm worried this will effect my career. How do I shake it off?

Answers: 0

Hi I quit my job because it stresses me out and takes up too much of my time. Now what?

Answers: 0

Is my boss messing with me?

Answers: 0

I fell at work tore my meniscus a few days later I am walking on it with a limp do I still need surgery or is there a better way ?

Answers: 0

How honest should I be at work if I don't like certain things?

Answers: 0

Iam a fresher working in an IT for 4 months now i dont like IT,and i feel iam very much pressuredwhat should i do?should i continue or quit?

Answers: 0

Should I quit my stressful job as I'm still a student?

Answers: 0

My choir has practically given up, and hardly ever want to work on anything. I feel like I'm losing control and that I'm the only one who cares. It's stressing me out like crazy. Help?

Answers: 0

I started an internship 2 weeks ago and now i want to quit it. How should i quit it via email?

Answers: 0