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Old 04-29-2016, 04:01 PM   #76
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Yet you know if it wasn't that, it would be something else triggering you.
As for work, if you do the best you can and it doesn't work out, you'll know it was out of your control.
In the mean time keep an eye out for another opportunity where you can work from home or they stick you in a remote equipment room.

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Old 04-29-2016, 05:19 PM   #77
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If you feel inadequate or that you are likely to be "found out" at work, you're probably not alone. It's part of a phenomenon called the "impostor syndrome" and it's very common, writes journalist Oliver Burkeman.
Interesting observation.

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But the truth is you're far from the only sufferer. I have discovered the impostor phenomenon lurking in the minds of authors, artists, musicians, businesspeople - even a brain surgeon.

"Part of you knows you're not as good as you're pretending to be," says Henry Marsh, a neurosurgeon and author of the memoir Do No Harm.

"But you have to come across as being relatively competent and confident."
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:07 PM   #78
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It's that I sit with my back to my boss's office. Like, my monitors are the first thing he sees when he walks out his office door.
No, no no no NO fucking way. I can't sit with my back to anything like that - anywhere. Totally freaks me out.

Any option on alternatives?
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:08 AM   #79
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OMFG this is too funny.

I just got an email sent to a hidden distribution list from our top HR person

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Please join us for a live training session on Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30pm on Managing Change. The only thing constant is change: change of work processes, a new co-worker, a new team, a new manager, a new workspace or environment, and workplace change management is a process for helping employees adapt to a changing work environment. You will discover ways to accept and deal more effectively with changes while moving forward in a positive and productive manner. Join us as we learn ways to:

• Identify a range of changes that impact the workplace
• Understand the stages of change
• Recognize common reactions to change
• Learn strategies for managing change
• Develop a personal action plan for moving through change

Of course I have to attend. They will be keeping track of who attends. I just need to work on some brown nosing statements I can throw in there. This is review time after all.

My cow orkers and I got a good belly laugh when this email popped up.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:38 PM   #80
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:26 PM   #81
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It's that I sit with my back to my boss's office. Like, my monitors are the first thing he sees when he walks out his office door.
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No, no no no NO fucking way. I can't sit with my back to anything like that - anywhere. Totally freaks me out.

Any option on alternatives?
Has it been almost a year on this thread?

I complained about where I sit in the office, and they did something about it. They changed the job listing for my position. They added "Must be comfortable in a small office environment."

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Yeah and the other thing about the open plan... one cow orker came in blatantly sick three weeks ago, and by now all nine people in the office have been sick. I don't think my thing came from him, I think it came from another vector, but several people have gotten it from him no doubt.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:02 PM   #82
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Here ya go...
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:54 PM   #83
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getting the sick person to wear it is the catch...
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:05 PM   #84
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:10 PM   #86
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:37 AM   #87
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Still sharing an office... maybe Trump will deport her.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:10 PM   #88
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Has it been almost a year on this thread?
Just ran across this article, posted the same day as the quoted post.

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We’re 15% less productive, we have immense trouble concentrating and we’re twice as likely to get sick in open working spaces
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:24 PM   #89
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:42 PM   #90
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Tough day today. I'm pretty sure those were stomach pains. I told them they were stomach pains.
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