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Old 03-18-2020, 09:28 PM   #1
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Mental illness and work

It's a drag. My last few stable jobs I had, one lasted 3 years before I became ill and had to leave. The next one lasted 6 years before I became ill and had to leave. My current job has been 2 years and now I'm getting the wobbles again. It always seems I can handle the work, but it's the people who always end up doing my head in.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:41 PM   #2
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Is the illness anxiety?
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:00 PM   #3
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Schizo-affective disorder.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:12 PM   #4
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I wish you strength. Jobs are weird enough as it is...
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:23 PM   #5
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Cheers.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:37 PM   #6
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I know it's not much comfort, but with a schizo-spectrum disorder you're doing really great to get 2-6 years at a stretch. That's awesome. Can't judge yourself by anyone else's metrics. The important thing is you can recognize the wobbles, and you've always picked yourself back up. You'll do it again this time, too.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:44 PM   #7
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hang in there, squawk. I'm sorry I have nothing useful to add.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:50 PM   #8
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Thanks a lot guys. I think I'll have a chat with my doctor today about it.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:19 PM   #9
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Hell, you know what it is (even the proper name), you know how to recognize it so it can't sneak up on you suddenly, you know who to talk to and he knows you, You've been there, done that got the t-shirt.

Sounds to me like while it's a pain in the ass as far as work goes, you're on top of this. Any chance of talking to your boss about a leave of absence rather than separation?
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:37 AM   #10
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Yes I probably will have a word with him. The main person who's causing me problems is on holiday next week so that will give me some breathing space.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:26 AM   #11
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I'm glad you're on top of it, half to battle is understanding there is a battle.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:55 AM   #12
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Good on you for recognizing it! Good luck.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:19 PM   #13
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