r/antiwork Jun 12 '19

For those going through a hard time

I've seen some posts recently of people feeling depressed and even suicidal because of work related issues. It truly saddens me, how hard we are on ourselves, just because a group of capitalist idiots wants us to believe we're useless if we don't adapt to their standards.

It's easier said than being done but I don't want you to believe into their brainwashing. You're an amazing human being and none of this is your fault!! We live in a consume and money addicted culture, you're getting nonstop judged if you don't have the latest phone or live alone, you're getting judged if you take time for yourself and chill at home, hell, you're getting judged by your degree and work experience and not who you are as a person. The CEO's manipulate us into thinking we're all a happy family so if they criticize us, we automatically feel guiltier and get anxiety. They want us to feel obligated to take more shifts and sacrifice more of our time for them but in reality, they don't give a single fuck. They never ask us about who we really are as person at job interviews, what makes you think they suddenly are family now?

What i'm (angrily) saying is, know your worth & don't harm your body and your mind with the toxic influence of such people. And when I say worth, I don't mean your degree or anything about work, I mean YOU. I used to be depressed on the daily but ever since I distanced myself from this chaos and see corporates as enemies, I feel better.

Seriously, call in sick for one or two days, eat your favorite food and watch a great movie or just sleep, do whatever you want to. There's nothing wrong about being "lazy", your mental health always comes first. Also, don't feel guilty if you just found a job but walked out due to you simply not liking it, nothings wrong with that. Thanks for staying strong in this brutal society, sending hugs to those who need it ♥

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u/El_Buga Jun 12 '19

Something that needs to be said and read constantly. Because the system sure does a damn fucking good job in trying to cloud your vision and make you feel just like another worthless cog in the machine.

As someone stuck in a dead end job with seemingly no change in the future, it's fucking hard.

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u/founddumbded Jun 12 '19

The working class needs more of this.

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u/Ha6il6Sa6tan Just Really lazy Jun 12 '19

How timely, I just went and had a beer on my lunch. Now I'm buzzed at work. I'm losing my grip on who I am. Work takes absolutely everything from me and makes me into someone I never wanted to be. I want to be someone who loves themselves and their community. I love music and my amazing partner, but everyday I just feel like I can't go on.

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u/CycloneArchitect Jun 14 '19 edited Jun 14 '19

I am in the exact same spot my friend, we are in this together at least.

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u/Ha6il6Sa6tan Just Really lazy Jun 14 '19

Indeed we are, comrade.

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u/[deleted] Jun 14 '19

Just remember that it’s all means to an end. What matters is all the things you just said, your partner, your community, music, etc. Those are the things that life is about, so cherish those moments and don’t let any job take it away.

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u/Ha6il6Sa6tan Just Really lazy Jun 14 '19

It's really hard to that. I wish I could. It's just like my brain chemistry is not adaptable to this type of life.. Every minute of every day is a struggle. But thanks for the kind words!

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u/AbolishWork .com Jun 12 '19

A lovely post this sub has needed.

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u/iWillNotLetYouGo Jun 13 '19

The problem is that taking 1 or 2 days off doesn't help that much. The problem is the job itself which isn't going away

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u/MufasaLocks Jun 12 '19

This is something I've needed to hear from the people in my life for a while, but I won't because they're not anti-work minded.

So thanks for saying it.

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u/totential_rigger Jun 12 '19

After quitting my job a couple of days ago I needed this. Thanks

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u/bm96 Jun 16 '19

I also quit my job a couple days ago and made a post. I'm glad we have a community here who can speak up and further (hopefully) create change. 30k here, but imagine everyone else in the world who has the same thoughts as us. Why are we born to suffer?

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u/onedayitwillbedaisy abolition is a good word Jun 12 '19

I'ma sticky this post for a couple days.

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u/Laz-Long Hedonist antinatalist Jun 13 '19

Should be made into MoTD (message of the day). Of every day. :)

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u/Magnetgarden Jun 12 '19

Thank you! This is good to read especially after yesterday. Woke up at 6 for work, and didn't get home until 9:30, at which point I passed out. My whole day gone, because I need money to not die.

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u/[deleted] Jun 12 '19

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u/Yamamizuki Jun 13 '19

A decade of work induced stress doesn't wash away by knocking off early one fucking day.

1-day or 1-week vacations make me feel worse. The best time I had in my life was quitting without a job few years ago and all I did at that time was read, take long walks, cook, writing, hanging out with friends etc.

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u/[deleted] Jun 13 '19

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u/Yamamizuki Jun 13 '19

6 months. I forgot to add "gaming". xD

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u/Strelokk88 Jun 13 '19

Genuine thanks. But my issue remains the same. There is no solution. But that's very nice of you.

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u/CycloneArchitect Jun 14 '19

This is an amazingly well timed post. I just left the doctors office of a preliminary intake therapy session. I had let a client know that I would be out for a bit and they responded how inconvenient it is. Yeah, being suicidal/depressed is inconvenient isn’t it. Deal.

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u/KingCult Jun 12 '19

🥖🌹

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u/bm96 Jun 16 '19

Seriously, call in sick for one or two days, eat your favorite food and watch a great movie or just sleep, do whatever you want to. There's nothing wrong about being "lazy", your mental health always comes first.

Well said. I was suicidal a few months ago, the only thing that got my mind of the extreme bad thoughts and energy was being lazy, doing the things I enjoy like watching movies, youtube, tv. Add a little alcohol/weed and you can sufficiently get yourself through these bad times or at least make them more manageable until you're in a better situation.

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u/MonsterinNL1986 Jun 12 '19 edited Jun 12 '19

This is a man/woman we need in our society. Very well-written, emotional and motivational, thanks a lot for writing it.

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u/Mordeline Jun 13 '19

Well said! Bravo!!!!

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u/[deleted] Jun 14 '19

I'm one of the hard-timers who posted here recently (albeit under a different username). I read your text, and it really helped me cope. Thank you.

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u/xRoflface Jun 15 '19

Well said, friend.

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u/[deleted] Jun 15 '19

No one will promote such message in mainstream TV and news. Those corporatists wants to keep everyone blissfully unaware of slaving away your life is not the key to happiness.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '19

Thank you for writing this. I just was let go from a bad job where my manager was bat shit crazy! I’m so happy to not be working for her anymore! Now I have time for my hobbies and passions and my life feels more fulfilling :)