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Ladies I don’t usually ask for support but I have had an extremely tough week personally and professionally. Spent a good chunk of my week trying to make my client happy with requests that could...

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... have easily been handled by his EA. And was completely beat up by my EP for not inviting him to exec meetings that I’m not even invited to. Is it worth it? Should we keep doing this? Does it get better?

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Don’t take anything personally! It’s just work! It will all be over. And when it’s over, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Have a good dinner! And a good rest! Hug!

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Sorry you’ve had a tough week 😕 They happen to all of us. If it makes you feel any better, I cried 4 times on Wednesday and spent way too much time scheduling meetings for my team this week. If EVERY week is like that, I’d say it’s time to reconsider. But for now take the weekend to get some rest and reset.

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It gets better. We’ve all had those days and regardless what job you have, things like these will inevitably come up. TGIF, eat some chocolate, drink some wine, indulge in ice cream, whatever your vice is.

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Things always get better!!

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Thanks to everyone for the kind responses, I really appreciate it from people who completely get it!

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Hey sounds like you had a rough week, but don’t let it get to you. Let other people be angry, grumpy, or demanding but no need to internalize their negative feelings or to give them any attention. What helps me is recognizing that at the end of the day it’s just a job and the business’s problems don’t have to be my problems (if the project goes on fire I can always quit and get another job, and poof! problem is gone). I’m sure you’re doing great! Next week will be better.

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