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I hate that I can’t just enjoy a quiet period instead of feeling like it means I’m about to get laid off

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So true - and one of the worst aspects of this industry. It’s feast or famine. Not so good for the anxiety levels!

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There’s a reason there’s a fishbowl devoted to mental health. 😞 I literally know no one in this industry that doesn’t have some sort of anxiety, depression, ocd, etc issues. This is after 14+ years

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well, at least I feel validated seeing this.

Same.

It's the worst. You feel like you don't want to do your own thing, because it's weird at work, and also you don't know how much time you have, so you start to go stir crazy thinking of things to do. I usually try to take udemy or Kadenze courses that are relative, so at least I'm learning something relevant to work.

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