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The Struggles Of Having Anxiety At Work
When you're someone dealing with the crippling effects of anxiety, the last thing you want to do is surround yourself with people who don't understand your struggles. However, you also have bills to pay and food to put on the table, which means that sometimes you have to put yourself out there despite having anxiety. These employees reveal their daily struggles coping with having anxiety in the workplace. From panic in the middle of a shift to bosses who just don't understand, find out what they had to say in these eye-opening confessions.

You have to take things into your own hands.

I've made a decision about my anxiety. I'm going to treat it like a science project, and work up rules and responses that get me through. Tired of being a captive passenger

You gotta do what you gotta do.

Taking shots of vodka before work to try and deal with social anxiety

Sometimes it's better not to say anything at all.

I didn't go to work because my social anxiety was killing me today. Explaining to the boss why I couldn't come in was awkward as hell...

Fake it till you make it.

I only manage to get over my social anxiety at work by changing my voice to fit my new, cheerful 'character'. People tell me I sound very professional but my friends know I'm faking ;p

It happens.

Sometimes I call out for work because I need a mental health day. I suffer from anxiety and depression.


I had a massive anxiety attack at work yesterday and spent 30 minutes sobbing outside. Never felt more embarrassed in my life.