A few months ago, I was going through a really stressful time at work. I find it incredibly hard to be told what to do by people I have no respect for, and when I had to keep my silence for the sake of my job, I couldn’t bear it anymore.
I was dreading work every single day. I’d get into fits of rage over the smallest of things, my thoughts were irrational and I fell into a really bad slump.
I believe it’s one of the most mentally draining things to be somewhere you don’t want to be. It’s even more mentally draining if the person who holds your job in his hands is deriving pleasure from having the power to put you into a state of misery.
It all started with a simple request: to move to a different desk so I didn’t have to sit next to a certain woman. The reasons for not wanting to sit next to her don’t matter, but I was told I couldn’t move. I pushed and pushed for a legitimate reason to be denied the move but my manager was thinking up excuse after excuse after excuse. [Read more…]