Anyone lost or quit their job because of SA? - Social Anxiety Forum
Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
SAS Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 96
Unhappy Anyone lost or quit their job because of SA?

I'm in a bad place at work. It's in a high stakes consultancy firm, and my boss is a la Glen C. in Devil Wears Prada.

Anyway, my anxiety has just gotten worse and worse, and I've made mistakes because of it, and because, hey I'm human and I'm trying to get a lot of work done for them. Well, I've decided to turn in my resignation on Wednesday because things are getting worse. I made a HUGE mistake today when I sent out an incorrect email, twice, to a group of potential networkers and clients. Oh boy, I actually felt nauseous when I realized my mistake! It was so juvenile, but I was using a new technology, and I was trying to rush through it to get to my other work.

Although I've been thinking about leaving for a loooong time now, I feel like **** about it, and I can't help but feel if I didn't have the SA things would have been a lot easier for me there. May be I'd still even be okay with working there.

Has anyone else found themselves quitting or being laid off because of SA related issues?

Just curious. I've got one job prospect lined up right now, and a little money in savings, but I'm terrified of trying to find a job in this economy if that other position doesn't work out. I listen to NPR obsessively and all the gloom and doom about the job market has just made my anxiousness even worse.

Can anyone relate?
flickaflicka is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 02:36 PM
SAS Member
soulsins's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: N 40 44.801 W 105 00.867
Gender: Female
Posts: 74
I hear you I got fired because I had a huge panic attack at work and figured the best way to go about it was to talk to the head Doc at the vet clinic I worked at. Thinking maybe she would understand being kinda a Doc and all. Well didnt work out. I had been there almost 6 months with no issues (before this one and no clients were affected or saw it happen) but a week later they told me I needed to take a test because they felt I didn't know how to do my job. Took there test aced it...they let me go, anyway they didn't feel I fit in.
Good luck...
soulsins is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 02:44 PM
SAS Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Age: 28
Posts: 38
Haven't quit my job BECAUSE of SA, but when I do quit I never announce it. I just don't come in and ignore my boss' phone calls and try not to be seen by any of my [former] co-workers.

I'm not trying to be a jerk, but SA really makes me hesitant to tell someone I'm quitting. I think I might be able to do it now, the aforesaid situations were years ago.
natevines is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 03:47 PM
SAS Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ohio
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,102
Don't quit. Hang in there until they fire you. I suck at my job. Bigtime. I believe they should fire me, but until they do I'm showing up everyday and doing whatever I can. It may not be enough, but hell, maybe it will be. If you quit, you remove any chance of success. My job requires meetings all the time, interacting with people, I hate it and I feel like a worthless bum, but the money is too good to give up. I will not give up until they kick me out.

Woody Hayes said this in 1978 after he punched that Clemson player and Ohio State gave him a chance to resign, "I'm not resigning. You *******s will have to fire me." And they did, but he didn't quit.
Ohio Fatso is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I quit my job? Social_butterfly00 Coping With Social Anxiety 17 09-23-2008 07:36 PM
I quit my job... Hoppipolla Frustration 3 09-23-2008 05:20 AM
should i quit my job? bellflowers Frustration 9 01-05-2008 09:23 AM
I quit my job... Daydreambeliever The Work Place 12 05-31-2007 11:22 AM
I'm going to quit my job. Tranquil The Work Place 7 07-17-2005 09:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome