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Help me island my life

I will admit up front that this is a vague, cerebral kind of question. I'm not sure how to make it less so at this point, so if you can wade through, I'd really appreciate it. Wall-o-text ahoy. [more inside]
posted by msbadcrumble on Jun 24, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me sort my routine out please

I'm struggling with my routine as I am new to work life, details inside. [more inside]
posted by aivilo91 on May 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Should I quit my temp job or am I just being fussy?

Last week, after 5 months of unemployment and desperation I managed to get a minimum wage temp job through an agency. On my first day I was incredibly excited to have finally found a job, but quickly realised that I hate it. It's a data entry position, inputting handwritten inventory data into a database. Basically the job is incredibly tedious, there is no variety, I'm doing exactly the same repetitive task for 7.5 hours a day. I'm basically working by myself in an office with other people and can't really talk to anyone because it distracts me. I can't really leave to take a break because the office door is locked and someone has to let me in every time. They are nice to me though and tell me to take regular breaks but there is nowhere to go. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves on May 18, 2014 - 29 answers

Can I work on creating an etsy shop while on disability?

I have just been diagnosed with MS and my doctor has told me the tests will document my issues, and that it will endanger my livelihood. [more inside]
posted by squirbel on Aug 9, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me break on through to the other side of chronic fatigue

I’m a man, pushing 50, and I was diagnosed back in the mid-90s with fibromyalgia syndrome/chronic fatigue syndrome. No medication I tried over the next few years helped with either aspect. After years of practice, I’m dealing okay with the fibro pain, but the chronic fatigue is hitting like the metaphorical ton of bricks. [more inside]
posted by bryon on Apr 12, 2013 - 19 answers

Stand in the place where you work

Should I get a standing desk? Please share your pros and cons, and any tips! [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 30, 2013 - 27 answers

Cubital Tunnel of Hate!!!

Ulnar nerve anterior transposition surgery experiences. Have one? Please share! [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Oct 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Do I quit this job or have a nervous breakdown?

I'm badly depressed and anxious. And I've got the worst job of my life - I'm 42, so that's saying a lot - complete with a boss I despise and who seems to despise me. My therapist thinks I should quit. Um, hello? Realistically, what can I do? Special flower BS inside. [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Sep 22, 2012 - 26 answers

How to balance my career and my health!

How can I balance managing a chronic condition with advancing in my career? [more inside]
posted by carmenghia on Aug 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Updated keyboard tray advice?

Keyboard trays for ergonomic joy and wrist, arm and neck bliss: any new suggestions? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Aug 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Sleep apnea is causing me to fall asleep at work. HELP!

I'm pretty sure I have sleep apnea and it's affecting me at at work. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jul 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me write an anti-bucket-list

How do people learn to want more for themselves? My baseline standards for 'not failing at life' are way off. [more inside]
posted by pickingupsticks on Jun 8, 2012 - 14 answers

How do we get out of paying for employer insurance during FMLA?

FMLA-Filter: What counts as officially "returned" to work after the 12 week FMLA for maternity leave? [more inside]
posted by amazingstill on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Are you a reformed malingerer? How did you quit?

I'm the boy who cried wolf! (or 'ouch'!) Help me stop, especially in light of the fact that this behavior has been positively reinforced at some points. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Argh help me deflect questions about my health at work

I used my health as an excuse for something being late. This was a mistake. The door has opened to a question about the status of my health from someone who is my superior, but *not* my manager. How can I deflect their question? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 - 11 answers

sperm:widgets

A few years ago I attended a talk on women's wellness in which the speaker referred to the idea that in our male-dominated society, work quality/style is considered superior when the work is cranked out regularly (in the way that men produce sperm all day long), whereas a feminine perspective would be more cyclical (as in the menstrual cycle), with production of work involving periods of contemplation/incubation and rest and less volume of production. Does anyone know the origin or source for this concept? I don't think it was the speaker's original idea. [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Jan 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Part-time work issues

Technically they could fire me at any time, so...(long) [more inside]
posted by Prairie on Jan 16, 2012 - 25 answers

How to be disabled?

I know this sounds shit, but I need some advice on how to continue a satisfying life with a disability. Really long story as short as I can think to write it inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I learn to be comfortable and not so antsy, stiff, and tired while I work at my desk?

What can I do about this stiff/antsy/tired feeling I get when I'm at work? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Sep 15, 2011 - 23 answers

How to make myself overrule my brain and body burning out? burnout?

Feeling burnt out recently, but cannot go on a vacation or anything right now. How do I deal with this without stepping off the hamster wheel? I do have the Labor Day weekend off. [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Sep 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Can I decline health insurance and pocket the difference?

Can I decline health insurance and pocket what my employer had to pay? [more inside]
posted by just.good.enough on Aug 4, 2011 - 17 answers

I show up to work, but my brain doesn't.

How can I prevent my brain from remaining a useless sack of protoplasm for the majority of the work day? (Significant (but not excessively over-indulgent) snowflakianism follows....) [more inside]
posted by armoir from antproof case on Jul 6, 2011 - 16 answers

How can life be made more like games?

How can life be made more like games? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Apr 1, 2011 - 34 answers

Will work for low-stress, healthy environment

I’m a former academic who would like to focus on self-driven writing and creative projects, but I’m not ready for self-employment. I’d like to find a low-stress job that will leave time and energy for my creative work, but I have some health restrictions and complicating factors. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Jul 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Health insurance options for independent contractor?

I'm considering leaving my full-time job to become an independent contractor. What are my health insurance options? [more inside]
posted by weederman on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

What can I do to keep from getting sick again, and to have enough energy to do my job?

What are some strategies for coping with a busy fulltime job, when I have physical fatigue? What can I do to keep from getting sick again, and to have enough energy to do my job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Employer and/or plan administrator obligations regarding COBRA.

Does your employer and/or plan administrator have any obligation to notify you of the option to elect COBRA insurance coverage when you quit a job where you were receiving health insurance? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Feb 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Working/Going to School with Fibro: What works?

I have fibromyalgia. Help me figure out how to be a better student/employee. What accommodations/techniques work for you? I have doctors, so more looking for 'this worked for me/my mom/my friend' than anything medical. [more inside]
posted by eleanna on Oct 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Why Should You Use Social Networking at Work?

Many workplaces ban social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on. What are some of the reasons workplaces should allow (and even encourage) staff to use social networking sites? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Oct 14, 2009 - 20 answers

I'm totally screwed. What do I do?

My escalating depression has caused me to hit rock bottom, mainly an arrest for DUI and will almost certainly be fired since they are using any excuse to fire anyone. What do I do now to recover mentally and get another job when I can't drive and have a record? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Oct 2, 2009 - 28 answers

I need sleep.

How can I make my office more comfortable so that I can take naps over lunch? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 21, 2009 - 29 answers

Help me wake up!

Help me get up in mornings! [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Jun 27, 2009 - 33 answers

Swine Flu Fallout

Swine flu: I have just returned this weekend from the Yucatan Peninsula Coast, Mexico. I feel fine and I am not concerned that I have contracted "the Flu". But here's my concern: [more inside]
posted by sequin on Apr 27, 2009 - 16 answers

If you come to work with the 'flu, why can't I come to work with the weepies?

I disclosed depression at work. Most of the things people tend to do in response to a depressed colleague are things which actually make me sicker. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I stand comfortably / work on my feet for long periods?

Hi MeFites :) I've recently changed my desk setup so I'm standing, instead of sitting, to help reduce my lower back pain. However I'm not used to standing for long periods and would love any tips you can offer me for standing comfortably for hours at a time. [more inside]
posted by katala on Dec 27, 2008 - 23 answers

How do I maintain a healthy lifestyle...

How do I main a healthy lifestyle while traveling for work? [more inside]
posted by prunes on Jul 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Stave off the afternoon blahs

Are there strategies for changing my daily clock to stave off the afternoon blahs? [more inside]
posted by peachy on Mar 7, 2008 - 18 answers

Medical privacy at work?

I am a new college graduate (last June), a typical overachiever, and I landed one of those high-paying, high-stress, high hours analyst jobs at an investment bank in New York City. I am now seven/eight months in and struggling with some pretty serious depression. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2008 - 22 answers

How do I write a business proposal without coming across as a complete rube?

I've never had to orchestrate a business proposal before, any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by myodometer on Jan 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Is it ethical/legal to ask your employer to lay you off?

Is it ethical/legal to ask your employer to lay you off? [more inside]
posted by Anders Levant on Jan 10, 2006 - 5 answers

benefit cut

My employer has decided to stop paying any dependent health insurance coverage. How do I respond? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Nov 14, 2005 - 13 answers

Sit/stand/kneel combination workstation

Wanted: workstation (desk and chair) that can be quickly/frequently/comfortably repositioned back and forth between sitting and standing positions. (Also much interested in tips/alternatives for keeping focus while having to do this constant sit/stand switchoff throughout the day.) [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on May 13, 2005 - 7 answers

bad smells at work what to do

Noxious cooking, chemical, and exhaust fumes at work [m.i.]: [more inside]
posted by naxosaxur on Jan 27, 2005 - 12 answers

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