When You Hate Your Job, Just Act - Page 2
Bryan: What do you do to try and offset this feeling that you soak in from a negative work environment?
Sean: When I’m there, I’ll try and go for a walk and get out of the office and get out into the fresh air, something – anything to try and make sense of my own sanity. It’s very draining.
Bryan: It’s really difficult in a work environment that is a cesspool of negativity. Ironically, in an industry that has in society also created a cesspool of negativity. Do you have a long commute?
Sean: It’s about an hour and twenty minutes. I have to be at work at 8AM. It’s pretty hard to get up in the mornings; especially when it’s so dark out and I’ve had a late night. When I’ve gotten home the night before it is dark, when I get up again – it’s dark.
Bryan: There’s this strange feeling and sensation the night before work – you don’t want to go to sleep. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Sleeping can be fun and it makes time fly, it truly does. Do you find yourself staying away the night before work out of this desire to try and delay the next morning?
Sean: There are things that I do that work sometimes to slow my mind down. I go for walks, listen to sounds, doing something physical. It’s about getting the mind to stop. I do go through that feeling though. It comes from starting the day off so early and ending it so late. There really is that feeling that you haven’t gotten enough time away from that place of negativity.
Bryan: Time to recoup is extremely important.
Sean: I would think that you would be able to that during your commute, right, Bryan?
Bryan: At times, yes. At others, no – it’s because I have an impatience for traffic and the traffic is so terrible almost every day there and back. It gets to be really trying.
Sean: I tend to go on a lot of walks.
Bryan: What is your energy level like after a typical work day?
Sean: I find that I can sometimes be very short just because I’m so drained. After being in an environment like this, it can really affect you socially. You just don’t want to be, and a lot of people don’t understand what a negative work environment like this can do to a person.Continued on the next page