Psycho-Babble Social | for general support | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Did my job define me? » Greg

Posted by mist on July 16, 2001, at 13:36:24

In reply to Did my job define me?, posted by Greg on July 16, 2001, at 12:45:57


Is the worst part that you’re not going to a job everyday? Or is it that you were let go and you see that as a negative judgment about your worth and abilities that you blame yourself for?

Personally, I hate working. Most workplaces have an unhealthy effect on me because there’s too much emphasis on conformity to mainstream values. I dislike the socializing required in offices because I rarely have anything in common with the people I work with.

I define myself according to other aspects of my life. Work is the place I feel the least myself.

Maybe you did define yourself by your job. It’s great that you could get satisfaction from a job though. I wish I could. But maybe you’re going through a kind of withdrawal from it. It might take some time to adjust to the loss.

And no matter what, needing to find a job when you don't have one is not an easy situation for anyone to be in, "workaholic" or not.


> I posted recently about losing my job. I've tried as hard as I can to not let it bring me down, but my self-esteem has really gone into the toilet. I feel useless, and have no feeling of self worth.
> I've always been the one at work who is there 14-16 hours a day, works another 8-10 over the weekend. I put everything I have into doing a job correctly. I guess I'm your classic workaholic. Losing my job has left me feeling so empty.
> My question is, did I allow my job to define who I am? Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm trying to get this put into perspective before I spiral any further down.
> Thanks,
> Greg




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Social | Framed

poster:mist thread:7503