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Competitive people pleaser seeks self-identity.

I have a deeply ingrained habit of being both a people pleaser and caring a lot about accomplishments, winning prizes, receiving accolades, getting praise and recognition from others. However, so much so that it clouds what I really want to do in terms of my career. Was this you? Did you recover from it? How did you sort it out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Might get fired! how do I plan?

The CEO of my company is kind of... mercurial, and given to dramatic gestures. I've been overhearing yelling about productivity and firing people (their office is right next to mine and their voice carries). Yesterday I heard my name mentioned. I am... not in a great position to get a new job. Help me plan for the worst? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2014 - 17 answers

Afraid of being fired: how do I keep the fear from crippling me?

I have crippling, perhaps justified fear of being fired. My fear is making my performance suffer, causing me misery and probably making firing more likely. How do I stop thinking like this? [more inside]
posted by Marered on Jan 20, 2014 - 21 answers

How to cope with a difficult and unhappy job?

All week I have been feeling lost, unhappy, disappointed, confused, and trapped. [more inside]
posted by 8LeggedFriend on Jan 19, 2014 - 30 answers

Quarter Life Crisis + Indecision Paralysis: How to deal & move forward?

I'm a 26 year old female "Commitment Phobe" seeking advice on 1) How to feel ok making a temporary/final decision about what to do with my life and 2) When to scrap, adjust, or follow through on my decisions when the going gets tough? Messy details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Age 25. Huge college debt. Can't land a better job. What should I do?

I have $40,000+ in debt, a bachelors degree in criminal justice, an EMT-B license, a basic computer tech certificate, 4 years of customer service experience as a banquet server, a bad driving history, and one misdemeanor - how can I find a better job than being a banquet server? What can I do to be competitive? Should I attend police academy or not? What are my options - what can I do to improve my life? [more inside]
posted by usersname on Nov 9, 2013 - 49 answers

How Can I Help My Mom Help Herself?

Hey Mefites, here's my question: My younger sister, mother, and I suffered years of abuse at the hands of an alcoholic stepfather - physical, verbal, etc. When we were younger, my sister and I were absolutely focused on getting the fuck out and did, getting scholarships to great schools, thankfully. My mom, not so much. She is no longer in a relationship with him, but they have been living together for economic reasons - she needs his disability paycheck to pay the bills (all of which are in her name, including the mortgage payment.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2013 - 15 answers

Should I get a part time job?

Before I start, I'd like to point out that I'm not spoiled or lazy. I've been dealing with the very real problems of depression and anxiety for most of my life, and for the past five years I've been working from home. [more inside]
posted by Cybria on Feb 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Please help me plot my escape from Retail!

I need help focusing my job search, finding something decent with a degree but very little relevant work experience, and keeping from getting too discouraged in the process. [more inside]
posted by seraph9 on Feb 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Is my life FUBAR?

I've done absolutely nothing since graduating college in May 2011 due to social anxiety and other issues. The months seem to go by quicker and quicker. What should I do? I apologize in advance that my question is not that well organized. [more inside]
posted by theshire on Sep 4, 2012 - 18 answers

How to go about getting fired?

Recently got fired, how do I go about with the situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Phone interview on vacation...sounds good but please read.

First of all, let me say I am thankful for getting a phone interview offer....read on and apologies for the ramble and poor writing style here. Please bear with me here for a bit. I had a job interview in a city I had hoped to move back to two weeks ago, and didn't get it. Like most others applicants, I prepared very well and studied, talked to myself, etc. so, it is what it is. I desire to get back to this place where my wife's family and my friends are and where I have lived for 15 years (Indianapolis). I've been extremely stressed out, have anxiety problems but have meds to help. [more inside]
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Good job, fork grabber. Try not to cry on your pasta.

My clinical depression is getting worse and I think I need to quit my job, but really need the income. I'm in Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Which work isn't working?

Would you leave a well-paid but badly-fitting job to do something you really cared about but for less money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 24 answers

No time left to lose

Did nothing for 3 years. Now I need a job again. Am I doomed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me get motivated again

I have been unmotivated to do pretty much anything outside of work for a several months now. Help me get back on the horse. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Indie programmer or call-center drone? A false dilemma disguised as hope?

Does it make sense to block off a few months to develop the skills needed to pursue a modest career/business developing indie games and mobile apps for Android, or am I better off just getting an entry-level job at a call center and make a decent amount of money doing sales or tech support? [more inside]
posted by porcupine on Mar 28, 2012 - 15 answers

He's actually very nice.

We have a close friend who needs a job solely for the benefits. The catch: he has been out of the work force for five years and isn't particularly social or skilled. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I get better emotionally and still have a job?

How to deal with severe depression and delusions? Where do I go from here? Special snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Gosha_Dog on Feb 18, 2012 - 7 answers

the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 answers

Keeping Calm and Carryin' On in a bout of Long Unemployment ?

How do I stay confident and not feel overwhelmed in my unemployment, 2.5 years after graduating ? [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Dec 13, 2011 - 14 answers

I need life advice badly......

Need some life advice, I don't really know what I'm doing, I've failed so far miserably. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Nov 1, 2011 - 39 answers

Please help me find a purpose in life.

Please help me find a purpose in life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 - 15 answers

When will I get a break?

How should I deal with job search depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Getting a job in spite of flaws

Have to get a job within a few months. Crippled by depression and an awful work history. What's the best way to attack this? [more inside]
posted by wanderingchord on Jul 10, 2011 - 23 answers

It could have been a brilliant career

I have a bachelor's degree in computer science, and now I want to get a job. So far so good, and now for the bad part: I finished the degree over six years ago and haven't held a job since. Can I still get a job in IT? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Too depressed to think clearly

My life is a mess - I don't know where to begin to start to improve things. Please help. [more inside]
posted by seraph9 on May 6, 2011 - 22 answers

How to stop being a slug?

How to keep up my energy levels? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Mar 25, 2011 - 12 answers

No job and scared.

Today I was fired from my job of 10 years. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 29 answers

How do I overcome learned helplessness?

How do I overcome my learned helplessness in relation to finding a job? [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Mar 2, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I make sure that I will have a job to come back to after checking into a psychiatric hospital?

How do I make sure that I will have a job to come back to after checking into a psychiatric hospital? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2011 - 12 answers

What would be the most suitable way of explaining long gaps on resume, in employment history due to health reasons.

Need urgent help with resume making, given less than optimal circumstances, namely a history of illness and accompanying lack of employment for an extended period of time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Need help dealing with SO's depression

Need help dealing with my SO's job-related depression. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2010 - 10 answers

This job will save your life.

How can I do well at my new, somewhat public, job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me find a job that doesn't break me.

How to find a tech job that doesn't make me crazy? [more inside]
posted by my name is irl on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

But I'd have to kill you...

Is clinical depression generally a disqualifier for positions entailing a psychological exam? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 6 answers

I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

How can I quit?

Where to go from here? I feel crazy to consider quitting my job in this market environment, but I'm going crazy sticking with it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2009 - 17 answers

I don't trust my gut

Should I take the job or hope I get another offer? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Aug 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Working with my father is killing me. What can I do?

Working with my father is a nightmare. Should I quit? How do I deal with the repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 47 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

Back into the fray

Returning to the job market after a hiatus, what can I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2007 - 6 answers

I can't find a job. What now?

Semi-recent law grad having an unusually hard time finding a job, possibly due to circumstances described within. I'm running out of ideas (and money), so I turn to you, AskMe. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Defending my depression

How do I defend my mild depression against a HR Director? [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on Jul 16, 2007 - 14 answers

How do you know when you're ready to go back to work after a nervous breakdown?

How do you know when you're ready to go back to work after a nervous breakdown? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2006 - 6 answers

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