Do you cry at work?

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I do. Sometimes it’s just a sudden lump in my throat and my eyes well up, and I turn away and face a corner until I can regain my composure. Other times, I can feel myself starting to crack ahead of time, and I have to go in the bathroom and muffle my sobs lest any of my coworkers hear me...great heaving sobs of such sadness. I am so lonely, hopeless, and despondent. I hate myself so much. I hate my life so much. I wish I was dead.
 
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No, but back at my old job I had a coworker who would regularly cry. She had the cubicle right behind mine.

She was a very emotionally transparent person, when she was happy you knew she was happy but when she was sad you knew that as well.

I think she was struggling with her health, finances, and marriage. I remember one time at work she felt so bad she struggled to walk and had to lean on things without falling (although this has happened a few times prior so it wasn’t that alarming). She asked me to hold her up to get her back to her desk, I ended up carrying her to somewhere where she could lay down a rest. I remember she was laying there and she didn’t want an ambulance to be called because couldn’t afford it and didn’t want to go deeper into debt, but other coworkers were yelling at me to call an ambulance.

That was a really stressful situation for me because I didn’t know wtf to do and I didn’t understand why they were putting that responsibility on me. Just because I carried her all of a sudden I’m responsible for making decisions for her when it comes to her health??

Fortunately she ended up feeling better fairly quickly after she layed down to rest and no ambulance was called.
 
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I did at my old job. Then I started having panic attacks there and had to take a leave of absence. You're definitely not alone. Your emotions are valid and being able to express them is way better than trying to hold everything in. (Not to be annoying, but have you tried treatment at all? I know the first meds I tried didn't help everything, but the constant crying went away, which made it easier to work.) Is there any way you can take time off work to sort things out?
 
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That happens to me often. I just have these sudden existential breakdowns where I think, "this is it. This is my life." Having to work 8 1/2 hours 6 days a week in a place where I don't want to be while having to be near people I don't want to be around is definitely a major contributor to my mental struggles.
 
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selfhater

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i don’t work but when i was at school, crying was my every morning routine
 
alexK

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I remember at uni I was overwhelmed and mid lecture I just let it go. Broke down crying. Face was emotionless just tears falling nonstop. The prof asked me if I wanted to go wash my face and I said sure. I left the hall real quick. Fortunately it was the beginning of the semester so I went to the advisor next day and deleted that course just so I dont have to face that professor again.
 
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yes. I was extremely depressed one day at work. Just the sight of couples made my eyes watery. I had to go into the backroom and let it all out. I went home early that day because i couldnt take it. Got into my car broke down then drove home and broke down some more and went to bed.. didnt want to be awake at the time.
 
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Well a job would be nice to start with but hi ho hi ho its not of to work we go . I am just at that age were no one wants to employment me but still get brow beating by the job centre they know what's going on more than me but they still keep at you makeing you feel guilty for being out of work :(
 
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I do. Sometimes it’s just a sudden lump in my throat and my eyes well up, and I turn away and face a corner until I can regain my composure. Other times, I can feel myself starting to crack ahead of time, and I have to go in the bathroom and muffle my sobs lest any of my coworkers hear me...great heaving sobs of such sadness. I am so lonely, hopeless, and despondent. I hate myself so much. I hate my life so much. I wish I was dead.
I don't think I've cried at work but I have on the drive home because I hate it so much.
 
Epsilon0

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Not at my current job. But I worked for an international corporation a long time ago where people (including me) were frequently crying in the bathroom.

It was an inhumane work place. It chewed you up and spit you out.

Imagine working for a boss who tells you to your face that you and everyone else is replaceable. That for every employee on the pay roll, there are 10 CVs ready to take their place.

I learned a lot about corporations.
 
RileyTanaka

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I don't work right now, but back in my professional days, being at work was a misery b/c of how people would affect me. I'm a sensitive person, and dealing with the constant backstabbing, gossipping, and clique-y office politics made me miserable. I was unlikeable apparently.

One day in particular, I found out that all my coworkers had gone out to lunch together, including all the cubicles around me, but the person who organized it made sure I didn't go. I ended up crying about that when I got home for the rest of the night. I knew it was dumb and I shouldn't care, but I always cared too much what others thought of me.

I think I should have found a way to work alone much sooner in life, it probably would have saved me a lot of misery.
 
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I get these urges to cry depending on what it is that's happened, or just from my own feelings. It takes everything out of me not to cry on the spot.
 
BitterlyAlive

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Lately I've been crying at every shift. My anxiety has been crazy. It gets so bad that I literally can't do my job and they send me home. I feel pathetic.

At least I've managed to work the last two or three shifts...
 
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