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Hey everyone. I just got a job working 8-5 m-f, and I'm kind of anxious about it. I've never worked 40 hours in my life (I know, I'm pathetic). But I really need this job because it will be good experience for the field I'm in. It's gonna be a boring, mundane job, but I'm gonna try. Can anyone give me some words of wisdom on how they feel about working, especially a boring, long-hours job? Will I survive it?
 

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Hello - first, congratulations on the new job!

I really believe that working 40 hours a week will be good for you. You will be around people, which is always a great distraction for DP, especially when the people are really comical to watch and you can laugh at them.

You will definitely survive, and I really believe that it will help you. Even a mundane job can provide distraction and a healthy outlet to daily problems.

I wish you the best of luck. Just look at it as the next step in your recovery!

Mike
 

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You will definitely survive it. Unless it is lion taming :D
No, seriously, I have major '9-5' fears (see, even an hour less and I'm freaking out).
The best advice I could give would be to go in with an open mind. You may actually love it...
 
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Hi :) i can relate i my job is quite boring and the best words i can give is keepo busy and dont look at the clock. The more you think "what time is it" "when am i gunna go on the break" the longer it seems. Try to keep yourself constantly occupied and you wont believe how fast time flies.
 

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Thanks guys. :D I start Monday so we'll see how it goes!
 

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hi

good for you :)
it'll probably take a while to settle into the routine but i find routine is pretty good for dp. also a 'boring' job hopefully means a non-stressful job which is a good thing.
 

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Clover, I was really nervoud at graduation. I was so scared I was gonna have a panic attack, because of the whole closed in, no escape feeling. I mean, it's not like I could just get up and walk out in the middle of the ceremony if I started panicking. But I tried not to think about it and just focused on the speaker, and I made it. No panic attack. Plus the funny thing is, everyone else was nervous too. They were scared they were gonna trip walking on stage, etc. Thanks for asking about it. It went fine, and I am glad I went. :wink:
 

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I think it will be fab for you! Good luck! You will definitely feel good about yourself for taking initiative in your life.
 
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