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Old 04-22-2009  
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I have been told that I'm too slow at work today. Because I'm still new it's not a problem yet, but I knew this was going to happen. I'm very depressed and I'm awake half the night (I have insomnia). How do I deal with this? I know I can't work fast and this is not going to change. What if I'm fired at every job I find. Am I doomed for life?

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Old 04-22-2009  
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What do you do for work?
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It's an administrative/clerical job. Half the time (or more) I'm just staring at my computer and can't get anything done. I don't care what type of job I have, as long as I can do it without getting fired.

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Is it office work that you do, or physical labor?

I don't think they can fire you for being slow if you're new. Maybe you can ask a coworker for some tips for getting better productivity? It sounds like lack of sleep and motivation is what has you. The only thing you can do is try. There's a big difference between someone who is slow but putting in effort, and someone who is slow and just doesn't give a shit (the latter being me at times )
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I was the same way, I would be so caught up in my head about things that I didn't want to work or I couldn't work well. What I try to do is seperate work from the other things going on in my life. Maybe instead of focusing on the other problems in your life try just focusing on the work and maybe that will make you feel better? It's hard man I know.
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Is it office work that you do, or physical labor?

I don't think they can fire you for being slow if you're new. Maybe you can ask a coworker for some tips for getting better productivity? It sounds like lack of sleep and motivation is what has you. The only thing you can do is try. There's a big difference between someone who is slow but putting in effort, and someone who is slow and just doesn't give a shit (the latter being me at times )
Office work (I already mentioned that it's a clerical job). Lack of sleep and depression and anxiety are not going away, they have been part of my life for years. Putting in effort is meaningless when you're too slow. Oh well, I knew this was going to happen anyway.

If you want bigotry and fundamentalism and naked ape chest beating, you can't do better than starting with ayatollah Richard Dawkins.
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Slow and steady wins the race.

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i have a hard time being slow with work, too. mentally challenged slow...

often times i make lots of petty mistakes that are little but obvious. like if i take a message i might forget to ask where they are calling from. stupid things that are obvious and make people mad. sometimes they have to show me how to do something a few times over before i retain how to do it properly. it's all part of being new but eventually you are not new anymore and if these mistakes keep up they let you go. that's what happened when i was serving tables. it was too much too fast and overwhelming.
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exactly dottie.

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Old 04-22-2009  
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I can be like that I like working at my own pace and working things out for myself. I can work very fast under pressure sometimes but depends what it is. Often a task I might normally find easy or routine I find difficult, stressful, or confusing if im bieng pressured, and that also means slow.

Best advice I ever recieved

"Its not your job to stress, thats the bosses job"

Do what you can do, as long as its your best thats all you can do.
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