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Toby Toby 8 years
Definitely nightmares. I sometimes have trouble going to sleep at night if I know that there's an important meeting the next day, which could somehow go awry and it would be my responsibility. No fun :(
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I dream about work plenty. But I wake up in the middle of the night and lie there thinking about work, unable to go back to sleep for hours, much more often.
piraterie piraterie 8 years
Thankfully, I very rarely dream about work. I'm always mad when I do because it's never anything interesting. My dreams are usually totally bizarre, but when I dream about work, I just dream about things I would normally be doing if I was there, nothing out of the ordinary. So when I wake up, I feel like I've already been at work and I'm always disappointed that I still have to go in.
CarrieAnn CarrieAnn 8 years
Up until 3 months ago I was a television news producer. I always had dreams about not making air. Once I even had a dream that I left the control booth for a minute and all of the wrong cameras and tapes starting getting punched up on air... I ran back to yell at the director and it was my mom. :o People have had a lot of fun psycho-analyzing that dream!
atomicanne atomicanne 8 years
I will be dreaming about how to resolve a problem at work then I will wake up with the solution. Crazy, It is like my unconscious mind likes to write software code. I need a vacation.
pinkmermaid23 pinkmermaid23 8 years
I used to work at Starbucks and would constantly dream of making lattes all night long. Then, I would have to wake up at 4 a.m. to open the store by 5 a.m. to actually make the drinks! Needless to say, I had to quit due to sleep deprivation.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
dreams - nightmares - all the same thing
KrissyThePirate KrissyThePirate 8 years
Oh god, all the time, and then I wake up and have to go to work. Blech!
heineken67 heineken67 8 years
Lots of nightmares, especially about my previous job that I didn't like.
baltimoregal baltimoregal 8 years
When I worked at an ear-piercing kiosk at a mall I used to have piercing nightmares ALL the time. I don't miss that job.
enSue enSue 8 years
I still have at least one nightmare per month involving an extremely hectic, emotionally intense (due to high responsibilities) job I held for 4 years, but quit almost 2 years ago. But my current nightmares are manageable and tame compared to how they used to be when I still had that job. My dreams were carbon copies of my daily worst experiences at the place so I felt like I never actually left the place and could never get away, which became a major factor in the panic attacks and mental breakdown I had. Thankfully, I quit for my health.
melody20 melody20 8 years
loved you depo´ Team! lol
melody20 melody20 8 years
loved you depo´ Team! lol
melody20 melody20 8 years
oh yes... but i usually dream i´m late and then i´m fired because i was very very late. In my last job, my boss would complain even if i arrived 3 minutes late. And i used to dream i only got there in the evening because i was sleeping or forgot, and then i had to find an excuse foi being late. lol Now my boss doesn´t even notice if i get in late.
melody20 melody20 8 years
oh yes... but i usually dream i´m late and then i´m fired because i was very very late. In my last job, my boss would complain even if i arrived 3 minutes late. And i used to dream i only got there in the evening because i was sleeping or forgot, and then i had to find an excuse foi being late. lol Now my boss doesn´t even notice if i get in late.
pixelsugar pixelsugar 8 years
When I am really overwhelmed at work I tend to have nightmares about certain projects. That is always freaky. Happened Monday night actually. :)
AmyDanielle AmyDanielle 8 years
Oh yes! I'm in a creative field, and sometimes, my best designs come from my dreams! ;)
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Nightmares. Only nightmares about being a transit operator. I thought it would be all Pee Wee Herman Fun driving the big bus but no its all communicable diseases, vomiting, fist fights, knifings, shoving and rudeness.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 8 years
Yes, always nightmares and negative things. It sucks when I'm stressed when I wake up in the morning, and then I have to go to work!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
I guess my mind is always on Team, as I have dreamt about blogs, new features and yes, even the most active users sometimes make it into my dream. ;-) The only nightmare I've had is when I woke up thinking I forgot to send everyone their birthday wish for that day but thankfully, it was just a dream.
d9rlcb d9rlcb 8 years
that I am more successful at it then I really am
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 8 years
I definitely have nightmares that I have big deadlines coming up or big projects that I haven't completed.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I have nightmares about work at least twice a week. I dream that I forgot to take my samples off the heat block and left my proteins to boil all night. I dream that I forgot to properly program the AKTAexplorer and it rerouted my purified protein into the waste. I dream that I forgot to put my cells back in the incubator and my toxicity studies have been ruined.The worst part is that these nightmares strike such fears in me, probably at least once a month I wake up in a panic at 3am and GO TO THE LAB to make sure that my nightmare isn't a reality.Plus, I have general dreams on whatever I'm studying, not just my hands on benchwork. I once dreampt that I was being chased by a clip protease and I had to come up with the proper amino acid mutation in the active site or else I would be eaten alive.Perhaps a sign that my 80 hour weeks are stealing my sanity?
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I have nightmares about work at least twice a week. I dream that I forgot to take my samples off the heat block and left my proteins to boil all night. I dream that I forgot to properly program the AKTAexplorer and it rerouted my purified protein into the waste. I dream that I forgot to put my cells back in the incubator and my toxicity studies have been ruined. The worst part is that these nightmares strike such fears in me, probably at least once a month I wake up in a panic at 3am and GO TO THE LAB to make sure that my nightmare isn't a reality. Plus, I have general dreams on whatever I'm studying, not just my hands on benchwork. I once dreampt that I was being chased by a clip protease and I had to come up with the proper amino acid mutation in the active site or else I would be eaten alive. Perhaps a sign that my 80 hour weeks are stealing my sanity?
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
When I dreamed about my last job, they weren't very pleasant ones. They were definitely nightmares! Maybe it was all a sign to have parted ways with it!
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