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Old 04-06-2021, 07:59 PM   #11
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Thank you. Definitely a big part of my burn out is due to clientís problems that I deal with. I hear so many people cry in emotional pain, constantly it feels, or hear their fits of anger and disappointment. situations that trigger me. I had several difficult conversations in a row at work when I started this post, and then several strange frightening situations going from work to my car in the same week (run ins with addicts, and people in crisis). I hid from one guy, another guy ran after me. 4 run ins total just in the one minute it takes to walk to my car.

At work, I had an extended conversation with someone in what seemed like psychosis, or bi polar type meltdown and then a few days later they critically injured themselves, I found out. Iím not trained for that type of thing, itís not the direct nature of my job. my husband has bipolar, and went through scary times not so long ago..so yeah very triggering. I literally shook hearing that the person was injured, and I had to sit on my husbandís lap like a baby during lunch that day, while he gave me a hug.

Thereís just a lot. I am empathetic, so itís not easy for me. I blame myself a lot, so the way I am, and the way things are, cause me to feel badly a lot.

I really do need a therapist. I also donít understand what my big deal is though. I feel like Iím perceiving a problem that isnít there? I donít know what that means.
Regarding "perceiving a problem that isnt there", may I suggest going back to your training manuals, training notes or talk with your supervisor. they will be able to help you lighten your caseload so that you dont have clients chasing you down in parking lots and such. its pretty standard for parking areas to have motion detecting cameras. so your supervisor can also use the camera footage and report the dangerous situaitons you posted so that they can get security footage from other companies around where what you posted happened.

your supervisors can also up the security in general so that others dont have to go through what you posted.

my suggestion contact your supervisor and your treatment providers, they can help you with all that needs to be done to ensure your safety and mental wellbeing while treating those addicts and people in crisis that you posted above about.

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Old 04-07-2021, 02:43 AM   #12
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Thank you. Definitely a big part of my burn out is due to clientís problems that I deal with. I hear so many people cry in emotional pain, constantly it feels, or hear their fits of anger and disappointment. situations that trigger me. I had several difficult conversations in a row at work when I started this post, and then several strange frightening situations going from work to my car in the same week (run ins with addicts, and people in crisis). I hid from one guy, another guy ran after me. 4 run ins total just in the one minute it takes to walk to my car.

At work, I had an extended conversation with someone in what seemed like psychosis, or bi polar type meltdown and then a few days later they critically injured themselves, I found out. Iím not trained for that type of thing, itís not the direct nature of my job. my husband has bipolar, and went through scary times not so long ago..so yeah very triggering. I literally shook hearing that the person was injured, and I had to sit on my husbandís lap like a baby during lunch that day, while he gave me a hug.

Thereís just a lot. I am empathetic, so itís not easy for me. I blame myself a lot, so the way I am, and the way things are, cause me to feel badly a lot.

I really do need a therapist. I also donít understand what my big deal is though. I feel like Iím perceiving a problem that isnít there? I donít know what that means.
Oh wow. No wonder you are struggling with these situations. They are difficult situations even for trained people but without training it's ridiculous imo to put you in this situation and expect you to cope.

Have you been in this job long? Is it one you want to stay in?
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:26 PM   #13
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Regarding "perceiving a problem that isnt there", may I suggest going back to your training manuals, training notes or talk with your supervisor. they will be able to help you lighten your caseload so that you dont have clients chasing you down in parking lots and such. its pretty standard for parking areas to have motion detecting cameras. so your supervisor can also use the camera footage and report the dangerous situaitons you posted so that they can get security footage from other companies around where what you posted happened.

your supervisors can also up the security in general so that others dont have to go through what you posted.

my suggestion contact your supervisor and your treatment providers, they can help you with all that needs to be done to ensure your safety and mental wellbeing while treating those addicts and people in crisis that you posted above about.
Thank you.

The people Iím encountering while walking to my car arenít clients; theyíre just people who are walking in the same area. I think itís because there is a bus stop right there, so there are people going from the bus to the underpasses to do drugs, etc. it doesnít happen often that I have issues with anyone, but for some reason I had four encounters in one week! It was out of the norm luckily!

If a client is unruly, which isnít often, I do report it to the boss, especially since I note everyone interaction with clients to the file. My boss gets bothered by more people on the street than I do! They donít like the way he walks or something, he says.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:11 PM   #14
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Oh wow. No wonder you are struggling with these situations. They are difficult situations even for trained people but without training it's ridiculous imo to put you in this situation and expect you to cope.

Have you been in this job long? Is it one you want to stay in?
Thank you. Iíve been there almost 4 yrs. I would rather have a different job for sure, but Iím thankful to be employed and I do keep learning new skills.
I donít know many people who love their job, so I guess I see this as the way things are for everyone. But maybe that attitude holds me back, even while that attitude keeps me going.

Honestly Iím not expected to cope with anything. We do have problem clients, but everyone in the office would have to deal with them. Sometimes I think we should not work with a client, yet the boss keeps them; but more often, they fire clients quicker than Iíd think to.

I wonder if Iím perceiving a problem that doesnít exist, and Iím just feeling whatís natural, considering. I need to take better care of myself, and I realize what that means is I need to ďtalkĒ nicely to myself and not hate myself for being behind, overwhelmed, slow, unsure about some things, or making mistakes. I have a hard time making mistakes because ďI should know better, slow down, pay better attention, etc. I shouldnít let the stress affect my performance.Ē My self discipline might be useful, but it doesnít solve everything.

I guess an issue is that I am determined and donít give up, but sometimes I notice I apply that to things when it doesnít make sense to. So Iím trying not to do that, I hope.

I just always believe things will get better, or I will.

I think I figured one thing out just now...I hate annoying people and I feel very bad about myself when I annoy people.

Hmmm.

I am still burned out though, whatever the reason, And Iím trying to take that seriously.
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