Work is revolting. Work for me is just a way of turning on the horror carousel and watching the sinister horses go round. Strangers' mental issues, empty rooms and corridors, dirty toilets, a boss who may or may not be (but isn’t) my father etc.
Or it was; it is gradually getting better, which is to say manageable.
But I thought I’d post this (see below) because it represents a sure footing for me. And I’m sure I am not alone in facing work as a mental health obstacle.
This is my ‘current’ rules for getting my own work done; in a way that I don’t feel compromised in a shitty feeling way. I’m posting it because remarkably, and for a change, its working:
- - Answer no requests for updates
- Give no fixes for other peoples’ problems
- Process nothing that is not a formal request
- If there is no response to your request for help, put your own plan into action that makes the helpers job more difficult, because they now also have to fix your new mistake as well
If you raise an eyebrow reading these, my workplace is dysfunctional