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Quarantine diaries:
1st week - phew. Glad they’re letting us WFH
2nd - work is dwindling why why
3rd - I’m gonna be fired
4th - I’m DEFINITELY gonna be fired
5th - Dead Inside
What’s yours? I can’t

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1st week: yeyy WFH
2nd week: yey WFH, wish my friends were here tho :(
3rd week: April will be the longest year of my life :(
Time ceases to exist: my roommate tells me I’ve become obsessed with my hobbies.
What feels like week 52: I want to WFH forever but also need to see people soon so I don’t get weird.

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1- unassigned and working from home awesome
2- unassigned and working from home I’m bored
3- anxiety attacks moved from 2-4 times a week to daily
4- sleep problems got substantially worse, anxiety and depression terrible, hardly can get out of bed
5- consistently logging on at noon, terrible morale, eating garbage, going crazy, can’t sleep, cried on the phone with my coworker when they checked in on my assignment

I’ve never been entirely mentally well in my entire life, but this is making it substantially harder to attempt to be a functioning human being.

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Please reach out to a therapist if possible or any and all friends just to chat. Make a schedule and keep it even when you don’t want to. Workout. Stay busy and stop overthinking, harder said than done but try it. Also write down thinks you’re grateful for: day 1 still have a job, day 2 you’re healthy day 3 etc... this is temporary, please remember that!

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Week 4: unexpectedly laid off
Week 5: file for unemployment

I’ll trade you.

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Sorry to hear about your lay-off. Sending positive thoughts your way

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Mine is a steady mix of “WHOOOO! I’m an introvert and think I was made for this life!” And “What if I get fired...?”

Peaks, valleys, zero middle ground. 😂😅

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Completely enjoying the lack of work and not having to use cams for these dumb conference calls lol.. could go another 8 weeks.. bring it on

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I spoke too soon.. soon as i logged on my boss slams me with something now urgent cuz he communicates like a toddler 😩😂

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Week 5: “A lay-off wouldn’t be so bad, I’d find a cool new job”

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yes this. and something more meaningful and impactful! 💪

Pretty accurate.

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Literally the same. I thought I was the only one, but my anxiety is out of this world. My SO opened his own firm a few months ago, so we have been living off my salary. If that goes away, no clue what will happen.

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Repeat after me: I am smart and talented. I will encounter success now and in the future, no matter how long it takes.

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Take this much longer

Are you not staffed OP?

For me it’s like oh well it is what it is. Got worse over time as I’m losing motivations but then I realize that driving to office and traveling for work ain’t much better (minus the virus of course) so 🤷‍♂️

That sucks OP

Yea I’m staffed as usual, however our workload has picked up due to client slacking off lol

Could you try to push harder on the networking and reach out to people outside your group? I know everyone may be struggling but try to be more involved with the firm may help ease the anxiety.

Help with proposals. It’s often customary for junior staff to avoid proposals because they aren’t fun. Pitches create work to keep people staffed (and employed)

also to the person who reported my post, I hope you find inner peace and a vertebra or two.

yeah idk why. I dont see anything that you wrote as negative.

hope you are doing ok today OP

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