Posted by The4Blob (126.96.36.199) on July 31, 2003 at 07:50:44:
In Reply to: any advice or suggestions? posted by Jules (188.8.131.52) on July 30, 2003 at 21:57:01:
> Hi everyone,
> As fours, I was wondering what your thoughts were on this situation. I just started a job...its teaching. It's my first week. I'm stressed and dreading going into work everyday. Also, all the students are older than me which makes me feel more intimidated. I feel like an idiot like I'm doing an awful job. I'm all nervous and not very familiar with what I'm teaching so that doesn't help. I don't feel like I'm bonding with the students and I feel very unconfident. The thing is I don't know whether I should stick it out or whether I should just can the whole thing. Maybe I need to try harder? Look I'm being indecisive again.. oh brother! I sure would appreciate any advice and help. Maybe I should take a shot of vodka before I head to work..haha
> Stephanie...congrats on your job and emoot...I loved your advice for re: I'm in a weird mood...but
>>>>>>Usually I joke around but this is serious: I think you were joking about the vodka but really stay away from alcohol and drugs as much as possible, except for limited special occasions if you can handle it.
I am on 1.0 Xanax a day because that's how bad my anxiety (99% social) got over the past couple of years. At the same time (on a healthier note) I joined a gymn this week and did a complete upper body workout & some Stairmaster last night. I am hoping that after 6 weeks of daily exercise I will get some of the old confidence back. I'm in the opposite situation as you -- going into 4th year at same job, and being denied any raise the entire time. So I get this panic feeling especially on Sunday nights, "Oh God, I have to face all of those jerks again, another week of degradation and humiliation."
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