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Jon w/ OCD
8d ago

Anyone ever have obsessive thoughts about your boss firing you? Like for trying to take PTO, or asking a question, etc? How can I work on this with ERP?

Ronnie Pickering
8d ago
Follow the anxiety, and try to scenarios where you get fired. You could also try doing the things that scare you, but I would rely on a therapist to decide what those things should be.
Ronnie Pickering
8d ago
*try to imagine scenarios
Lms526
8d ago
Yes! All the time. I constantly feel like I'm on the verge of losing my job. I know for a fact that my boss would be shocked to hear me say that. She has told me on numerous occasions that I am a valued member of the team, I'm great with both coworkers and customers and I have a ton of knowledge. Some of my OCD themes im like "Where in the heck did that even come from?" Some of them I know exactly where it came from. This is one that is based in a real life experience. In 2001, I was unjustly fired. After that, I had trouble keeping a job. I was working for a temp agency. Because I was unemployed, I had to take whatever they offered me, whether I wanted it or no, or I would lose my unemployment. I had several years, where I couldn't keep a job. But I have been with my current employer for over 7 years and my current position for almost 5 years (in December) yet I think about this constantly.
Jon w/ OCD
7d ago
I feel you! I was new and I went around a rule at one of my jobs so that a friend would be able to purchase a product before a customer. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal because either way, the store was getting money. I essentially got treated like a criminal, escorted out of the building, and was put on leave. I eventually just resigned because I didn’t think I’d be able to work there without having hard feelings towards my coworker and manager. I always fear that that will happen again.