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Showing posts with label I Hate My Job. Show all posts

Tips for Managing Stress and Fear about Job Security

In today's uncertain times, feeling stressed and fearful about job security is natural. However, having a job is something to be grateful for, particularly when so many people are unemployed. If you hate your job but need to keep it, there are ways to manage your stress levels and ease your fear about the future. In this blog post, we’ll provide tips to help you stay calm, confident, and focused as you navigate your work situation.

Appreciate That You Are Gainfully Employed

Firstly, it’s important to recognize that having a job is something to be grateful for. Even if you’re not thrilled with your current job, appreciate your steady income and job security. Allow yourself to enjoy the sense of stability of a job, and don't take it for granted.

Do Your Job

One of the best ways to quell your fears of being laid off is to focus on doing your job well. By ensuring that you're meeting your job responsibilities, you're demonstrating your worth to the company. This will help ease your anxiety and make you more valuable to your employer.

Watch Your Mouth

It's always a good idea to avoid bad-mouthing your supervisor or colleagues. Gossip spreads quickly, and what you say will likely make it back to the person or people you’re speaking about. Instead, build a positive working relationship with your boss and team. This will help create a more harmonious work environment and demonstrate your professionalism.

Learn More

Consider taking on additional responsibilities or growing your skills to make yourself more valuable to the company. This will show your employer that you're invested in your job and willing to take on more. You can also consider taking courses or attending webinars to learn more about your industry or role.

Take Some Time Off

Finally, taking care of yourself and your mental health is important. Sometimes, a three-day weekend or an afternoon off is all you need to recharge your batteries and return to work with renewed energy. Taking time away from work can also help you gain a fresh perspective and generate creative problem-solving ideas.

Everyone can relate to managing stress and fear about job security. By focusing on doing your job well, positively influencing the workplace, and continually growing your skills, you can create job security for yourself and ease your fears. It’s important to remember that you don't have to love your job, but you do have to do it. So, appreciate your job and use these tips to make the most of it.


Wisconsin Hospital Sues to Stop Employees From Going to Competitor (Video)

A Wisconsin court has blocked seven healthcare workers from accepting jobs at another hospital in order to prevent them from leaving ThedaCare, an Appleton-based facility.

The decision was made after ThedaCare requested a restraining order against these personnel changes because it would lead to direct competition with their own services and offerings, as well as jeopardize their Tier 3 ranking if the employees left for Ascension Northeast Wisconsin. 

What would you think if the hospital you worked at sued to stop its employees from going to its competors? 


Hospital Burnout Before and After the Pandemic (Video)

I made a video earlier this year talking about why people were leaving the medical field. This article that I saw on Becker's Hospital Review basically reinforced what I was saying. Burnout did start when the pandemic started; it was already there. 

Pre-pandemic, healthcare had its lowercase burnout and uppercase burnout. 

Uppercase burnout is the textbook term coined in 1974 by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger, Ph.D., for the stress and exhaustion felt by those in service professions that make it tough to cope. In 2017, CEOs of the nation's most prominent health systems categorized burnout among physicians as a public health crisis and outlined an 11-step response. In 2019, the World Health Organization finally included burnout in its International Classification of Diseases, describing it as "a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." Uppercase burnout is both a condition and a studied, well-known public health threat, like driving without a seatbelt. Read more here


Catching Hell as a Unit Secretary (Video)

One theme that I keep seeing in my YouTube channel's comment section is from new Unit Secretaries and their work frustrations.  

And I'm not talking about the normal stress that comes with working at a hospital. I'm talking about the extra pettiness from other co-workers. 

After seeing one too many of them, I said to myself, "These new secretaries are catching hell."

So I made a video explaining why this may be happening and what they can do about it. 

Watch the video above and feel free to add your comments below. 

Frustration at Work and the Health Unit Coordinator (Video)

Are you frustrated at work? You're not alone. In the video below, I share some of those tips.


I Was Interviewed for

I just interviewed for an article titled You've Peaked at Your Job. Now What?

In my last blog post, I wrote that I felt like I didn’t want to be a Health Unit Coordinator anymore, but I didn’t know why. And I had asked myself many questions, and even then, my answers still didn't give me a conclusive answer.

But now I know what the issue is.

I've peaked at my job. I'm so good and know so much that I need a new challenge.

Read the article and share your thoughts with me.

I Don't Want To Be a Health Unit Coordinator Anymore

I've been feeling this way for some time now. There were times when I thought I was working way too hard at work and was the only one working.

So, I had to ask and answer a few questions. Should I leave? No. Do I want to be here? Yes/No. Am I burnt out? No. Is my personal life interfering with my work life? No. Am I frustrated? Yes. Do I see the light at the end of the tunnel? Yes.
  • Appreciate that you are gainfully employed, and I had to remind myself that I am gainfully employed and have been at this company for over six years.
  • Update your resume. I updated my resume, and my former coworker called me about a job opening that her new employer had.  
  • Change your schedule. I changed my work schedule and had been working for three years. Some people weren't happy and even questioned me about who would work that day. "Not me," is all I said.  
  • Use your proper chain of command. A coworker is annoying, and most other employees can't stand her, but they tolerate her. I don't tolerate annoying people. I ignore them. And she doesn't like that, so I have to defend myself against her lies occasionally. And that's when I do my chain of command.  
  • Take some time off. I've started scheduling my vacation every 12 weeks. Extra-long stretches of being inside of a hospital aren't healthy for me.  I love where I work, and some great things are in store, even though it is merging with another company. And after taking some time to myself, I realized I wanted to learn more. I feel stagnant. I'm too comfortable, and that's not me. I don't want to look up 20 years from now and have regrets. I decided to enroll in a class to enhance my medical secretary skills. I'm going to take advantage of evening classes. A coworker even told me they could see me running an office, not just a unit.

So, I realized that learning more doesn’t require me to leave. So all I have to do is freshen up on skills I already have, get out there, and just do it.