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  1. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hey, everyone. I started working a few days ago, at Macy's, as a price support person. My responsibility is basically to scan the barcodes on clothing and other items, and check to see if the ticketed price needs a discount sticker. There are a lot of items to scan, and also a form that I use to...
  2. The Work Place
    Yesterday I had made plans to go home for work, but my cab got mixed up and never came so I never made it in. So yesterday I pretty much moped around, took a nap, did everything I could think of but call my job to tell them I wouldn't be able to work. It is now Saturday and Ive gotten 2 messages...
  3. Coping With Social Anxiety
    :help I need to get a job. I'm tired of being under my parents control because they support me financially. But right now I'm having an issue thinking of a job that I would be at least somewhat comfortable doing because of my social problems :hide. I haven't been able to find anything that I can...
  4. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I'm sixteen and have the perfect opportunity to get a job, but am terrified of getting it. It would be at a restaurant near my house, bussing tables for a few hours. What scares me though is how it is a very social environment and I can't stop thinking about the negatives. "what if no one likes...
  5. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Soo.. Long story.. well idk. This summer, I kinda just stayed home and ignored my anxiety and the thought that i had to get better for my senior year of high school. Then the last week when Course Changes took place, i realised that I wasn't ready for the upcoming school year at all. I tried my...
  6. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hey everyone. This is my first thread...i'm sort of nervous. Anyway, My life feels like it is falling apart and I need advice. My situation: 4 months ago I quit my job to move with my bf of 3 1/2 years. 2 months ago he broke up with me. I was jobless, homeless, and pennyless. I was...
  7. Introductions and Welcomes
    I wanted to introduce myself. So...Hello my name is Jonni, from Manchester. :clap I want to join this community with hopes to learn more about social anxiety, and to share experiences with people. I am not diagnosed with social anxiety disorder but I am currently awaiting my first ever...
  8. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Probably my biggest socially anxious fear....I haven't really ever had a "real" job in my 23 years of life, just a few odd ones that didn't last long. But, I am finding it more and more necessary to get one and even this year, for the first time ever, I have put in applications. I find myself...
  9. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hey everyone, I just turned 24 and my SA is keeping me from holding down a normal job. I have a high school diploma, I have good conversation skills, good work ethic, clean look, but I'm too freaked out to get a job. I've had many jobs before, but I never held on to them. I live with my parents...
  10. 30+ Members
    Hi Friends: I was just wondering how other people have dealt with having to work. I have worked sporadically all my life because of the SA and find working difficult. While we worry about what others think of us, I find that in a work situation the dynamics of social anxiety are intensified...
  11. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hii, This is my first post so here we go ^_^ (Ive had S.A since i was 12, or so we think and i have only started getting help for it as i have been through alot of bad experiences the past year. I live with my 19 year old bf as i was kicked out on my 16th birthday by my dad who used to be my...
  12. Introductions and Welcomes
    I'm a 21 year old male suffering from some kind of social anxiety with occasional depression. I've kind of identified myself with being manic depressant. I'm certain these kind of disorders are the hardest to take care of seeing as in its the disorder itself that causes me not to go out and get...
  13. Coping With Social Anxiety
    How do you guys deal with working/getting a job? My anxiety peeks when I just ask for an application and I've never had a job interview, the thought just terrifies me. What kind of jobs are best with SA? Have any of you guys gotten a job that wasn't so good for SA, but you still managed...
  14. Coping With Social Anxiety
    So I'm 18, and looking for work. But that's not why I've come here, obviously. I've never had a job before, and I applied at a couple of places. Well, one place I applied at (McDonalds; you gotta start somewhere) called me back. But I was so scared about the prospect of doing a job interview and...
  15. Triumphs Over Social Anxiety
    blank nevermind. it didn't work. It never does....
  16. Introductions and Welcomes
    I have been on the SAS site a couple of times and could not bring myself to join for some reason. Even though they try to help, however, it has gotten to the point that my own family members are beginning to grow tiresome of my issues. I'm pretty sure my anxiety is hereditary. I have the...
  17. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I'm now 30 years old, and I am still living with my parents. The last job that I had was in 2000. After that things went very far downhill. I've been hospitalized 3 times for episodes of major depression in which I've been virtually non-functional for months on end. I've been on disability...
  18. The Work Place
    I'm 21 years old... I've had several jobs. First being Sears, Mervyn's, security at a plant, and now as a psych tech at a local hospital. My issue is that after being there for about 3 months, I start having- I guess I would describe them as panic attacks. I have no clue why it happens or why...
  19. Positive Thinking and Goal Setting
    I've never had a job before and I'm 21. So, now I have no work history/experience and I need to find a full-time job. McDonalds? The Mall? (Where are the truley desperate employers at, lol)Any advice for my search is welcomed. And I'm not "shunning" public places - but I have a major...
  20. Coping With Social Anxiety
    ..and why should they? I'm a busser at a restaurant and I just go there to do my job, but everyone else around me has either made friends or can talk to one other. I basically just run around doing my job without even speaking to anyone at all for 8 long hours.... When someone does try and start...
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