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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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confronted my manager about something that was bothering me


A fair amount of my possible social anxiety focuses on people who I see as authority figures even if I think they are really nice, so I tend to get very anxious if I am going to talk to someone like a boss about anything more than casual conversation(if my boss wasn't as nice as she can be casual conversation might be included). Well, actually I guess I went to talk to her about about something and she knew what I was going to say before I finished, but because I actually started the conversation I feel like that is a big accomplishment for me. My coworker had received something for being with the company for x amount of time and I hadn't got anything though I had been there longer than her so I felt kind of weird about that but I think I was worried about sounding greedy or something. I asked the manager if I should have got what my coworker got as well and she said I should have and emailed someone higher up and I got it within a few days.
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This is great. You challenged your SA and you righted a wrong!
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Thank you versikk!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 01:08 AM
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Wow! Well done!

You should be so proud of yourself! You took the initiative and talked your manager, and things worked out so well. I know how daunting it can be to go talk to managers.
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Even though SA can be so debilitating, when you overcome a fear or are brave enough to try something new, that feeling of pride in yourself and what you accomplished, regardless of how mundane or simple a task it is, is so, so special. People who dont have SA might confront their manager at any time and its no big deal, but the few times that I was strong enough to confront someone in authority are very special moments of my life that I still look back on with pride! I fought against that rush of fear and anxiety and almost threw in the towel and was ready to walk away but then I DID IT!

And then I can tell myself, look you've done it once so you can do it again! It only almost gave you a nervous breakdown beforehand. lol.
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