Were/are you stressed at work? In the last week I have read about all the teachers and all the health workers who are very stressed at work. I didn't belong to a union so no one did any research on how stressed I might be.
I am not suggesting they are not, more that an awful lot of people are. It is possible that when you work with a lot of people doing the same job day after day you all talk about how hard the job is and wind each other up to become stressed. It must be easier to take time off with stress when you work with people who understand than it was where I worked. It would have been the end of career progression.
I sometimes think that those who have never done anything different have a somewhat blinkered idea of what other people's jobs are like. I never had a 9-5 job and was never paid for any of my overtime. I had an arrangement with the friend who looked after DS after school that she would feed him when necessary and keep him until one of us got home.
When on an IT project I had to keep my laptop on 24 hours a day and be prepared to take a call at any time as the IT problems would be solved in whichever country was working using a system called 'Follow the Sun'. That was stressful. DH's job was stressful, 2 DS's have stressful (but rewarding) jobs.
Should I now go and hide from all the teachers and medics? I only used them as the latest example.
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