Oh Shit, You Mean This is Forever?
November 10, 2010 8:36 PM Subscribe
Why do I get panicky and want to quit right after getting full-time work? How can I stop this from happening?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (20 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I just finished my master's degree and am entering the world of grown-up work. However, today I was offered a full time office position and am starting to panic again. I like temp work. I like part time work. I like anything that either does not require me to sacrifice my daytime hours M-F to a job or has an end date in sight.
The job I got today was a typical office job and thinking about doing Excel spreadsheets and copier stuff and scheduling meetings day in and day out with no foreseeable end has me anxious and looking for an escape.
How do you deal with a 9-6 office job? What is wrong with me? Is this a normal thing to be so afraid of, and do I just suck it up and deal? I would love to hear personal anecdotes about getting over this problem.