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Burnout

Concernedgal

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HI guys. I am in need of some advice.
Lately my place of employment (lam in retail )....has been short staffed..this has put much much more stress and responsibilities on my shoulders.
I have the ability to preform every task...I am well trained.
For this reason....I am the 1 that they always run to when someone else quits..or calls in. I believe that I may be suffering from burnout because of this. I am stressed to the point where I am not happy with my job anymore and am considering quitting. My other problem is though I am being looked at for possible promotion. ..but ..my depression and anxiety are increasing lately and i'my wondering also that if I get this promotion ( assistant manager ) will this be everday life for me? And am I ready for it. Anyways...I'm rambling . What do you guys suggest I do to combat burnout? And should I quitmy job? What should I do? Thanks in advance guys.
 

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Would you be working more or less hours if promoted than with all the fill-ins you're doing now? I would think you'd have more latitude on which extra shifts to take if you become supervisor.
 

Concernedgal

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Would you be working more or less hours if promoted than with all the fill-ins you're doing now? I would think you'd have more latitude on which extra shifts to take if you become supervisor.
More hours. . And more money. So....there is definitely a benifit to it but....my therapist does seem to think that i have burnout. If I keep this job...got any suggestions on how to combat the burnout? My therapist mentioned get good rest but, maybe it's time I stand up for myself here also. I would think that everybody should be trained for more than 1 position. But.. knowing me...having to be a perfectionist. ..I had to show off and show everyone my capabilities. Now. .it seems i'my paying for it.
 
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I think you have to learn how to say no. Talk to your boss and let he or she know that it is causing too much stress.
 
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I would definitely recommend speaking with your supervisor about it. Honesty is the best policy, afterall. I had a similar issue happen recently, and I did quit my job, but that was because I knew that I really could not deal with the added stress that came from the job. I sat down with my supervisor, and she was so understanding. If you let them know that you feel burntout, and that it would be easier if you had someone else to share these responisibilities with, maybe they'll work with you.

As far as the promotion, if you do think about it and find that it would be too much added stress, also be honest about that with your employer. Unless they're real jerks, I doubt that it would negatively affect you. In fact, I think it shows your responsibility and willingness to make the right decisions. Not only for you, but for the company you work for.

Good luck with everything and much love and peace!
Arizona
 
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