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less stressful Career...

This is for my friend...

My friend recently discovered she has Anxiety issues and OCD which started because of her current job's stress and workplace. She works in IT and earns close to 80k and she has Master's in it.
She wants to work but she does not think she can work in stressful workplace . but she also does not want to leave such a good pay job.
SHe is confused.
I am wondering if RFD'er knows any other industry she can think of with good pay which is less stressful. Any suggestion?
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Just get a new job at a different company. She doesn't have to leave the industry or even role she is currently in.
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What's the source of the stress? Workload? Pace? Office politics? Manager?
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Your friend needs to learn how to manage her stress and issues, first of all. Until she does that, life in general will be a challenge.

Second, "IT" is a very general career area. Can't give much advice without useful input. But finding a more laid back company is a good start. Might be less money, but compared to not being able to work at all...

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She's stressed at an 80k year IT job in Canada?

Is that even a full-time job. She even writing code? Come on bro.

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frozenmelon wrote: What's the source of the stress? Workload? Pace? Office politics? Manager?
Its mostly sarcasm which i believe she is not able to take it sportily.
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CNeufeld wrote: Your friend needs to learn how to manage her stress and issues, first of all. Until she does that, life in general will be a challenge.

Second, "IT" is a very general career area. Can't give much advice without useful input. But finding a more laid back company is a good start. Might be less money, but compared to not being able to work at all...

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I agree with you.
Afaik She is basically in product support. Where she has to deal with their customer base on daily and solve their problem live network.
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Corner3 wrote: She's stressed at an 80k year IT job in Canada?

Is that even a full-time job. She even writing code? Come on bro.

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Whats in it to difficult to believe? 80k is very common in IT. I would say average pay.
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80k is decent salary.
Every job has it's own stress level no matter it's pay.
Even you work as a cashier in a grocery store and make minimum pay, there is a stress level.

OP's friend needs to deal with the issue and not avoid it.
Take a short leave? Consult a professional? Change job?
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she needs to find a 80K man.
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bhushh009 wrote: Its mostly sarcasm which i believe she is not able to take it sportily.
Some options here:
  1. Confront sarcastic coworkers
  2. Grow a sense of humor
Easier than getting a new job in a new industry for 80k.
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frozenmelon wrote: Some options here:
  1. Confront sarcastic coworkers
  2. Grow a sense of humor
Easier than getting a new job in a new industry for 80k.
Changing industries isn't going to fix "sarcastic" co-workers. They exist in every industry. So do rude people, domineering people, etc. Your friend needs to learn how to cope as an adult. Changing careers isn't going to help, unless she manages to find a job that doesn't involve interacting with other people.

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CNeufeld wrote: Changing industries isn't going to fix "sarcastic" co-workers. They exist in every industry. So do rude people, domineering people, etc. Your friend needs to learn how to cope as an adult. Changing careers isn't going to help, unless she manages to find a job that doesn't involve interacting with other people.

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Great post. I would like to add that I have found more passive/sarcastic/cynical workers with technical folks (e.g. developers, testers), whereas business folks are more aggressive/political/domineering.

As for OP, it won't be easy.
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She needs a hobby or something after work to blow off steam.
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bhushh009 wrote: This is for my friend...

My friend recently discovered she has Anxiety issues and OCD which started because of her current job's stress and workplace. She works in IT and earns close to 80k and she has Master's in it.
She wants to work but she does not think she can work in stressful workplace . but she also does not want to leave such a good pay job.
SHe is confused.
I am wondering if RFD'er knows any other industry she can think of with good pay which is less stressful. Any suggestion?
Pay is not worth the stress and your mental health.
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navyseals wrote: Pay is not worth the stress and your mental health.
I know, right? Being homeless wouldn't be stressful at all! Screw this "working for a living" BS!

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There are tons of 30-40k jobs that are stressful. In extreme cases, someone already gave the retail cashier job example.

Perhaps try to work for the public sector? I'm not saying they're lazy and there arent stressful jobs within government, but there could be a chance of a better work balance that is more tolerable for your friend.
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No Frills wrote: There are tons of 30-40k jobs that are stressful. In extreme cases, someone already gave the retail cashier job example.

Perhaps try to work for the public sector? I'm not saying they're lazy and there arent stressful jobs within government, but there could be a chance of a better work balance that is more tolerable for your friend.
Good luck trying to find an $80k job in customer support in the government, surrounded by "non-sarcastic" co-workers...

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Hahaha no kidding!

I guess we're looking for a work from home job.
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