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When You Are Experiencing Stress At Work, Is It OK To Let It Show?

Stress at work is common. There are constant deadlines, challenges, budgets and even social pressures. The list is endless to the amount of things that can stress you out at the office, however, everyone handles their stress differently.

Some people become introverted and hide away in their offices or cubes. You might wish that they asked for assistance because you had some extra time and could have easily managed to lend a helping hand.

Others become uncomfortably loud and freak out publicly. If you've ever witnessed someone have a breakdown at work it can be pretty awkward because now you've seen them at their most vulnerable stage. Stress happens to all of us, so when it does, do you think it's OK to let it show?

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cubadog cubadog 9 years
Make a list please. If I am stressed I am stressed it happens to everyone and I've never been thought less of because of it. I would never cry at work if you are crying at work there is a problem and you need to find something else!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Don't let your guard down...there is someone waiting to take advantage of your weaknesses
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Toxxic there used to be a fit poll but then it got erased but somehow our comments got stuck with this poll I worked for a doctor where you are constantly stressed due to peoples stupidity. But you can never show it. Im one of those people who has "professional phone voice" meaning no matter how much you annoy me you wont know because I can hide it
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
It's kind of aggravating when people get flustered at work if you are on the receiving end. Usually if I get upset or whatever I just go to the bathroom and do the silent scream.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i swear my boss will never hire females again, another co worker and myself called him on the same day crying, close to a nervous breakdown. and he is one of those guys that has absolutely no idea what to do win a woman cries. what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
huh? @ the above comments... My boss has made me cry before. Now hes still an ass but not quite as much of an ass and actually shows he is human as well by actually smiling. -------------------- Dum de Dum de Dum de Dum
rolos85 rolos85 9 years
not fit.. and never have been fit maybe i should hit the gym soon...
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I was fit but lost the tone this summer cause I didnt work out but Im determined to get it back
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