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Bursting into tears

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Oldfashioned, May 23, 2019.

  1. Oldfashioned

    Oldfashioned Senior commenter

    Another interview, another knock back. Feel useless and lost.

    Got a well meaning email pointing me towards a job and I just burst into tears.

    I'm on long term supply so can't take time off. I could see the doc and ask for help but the last time I tried anti-depressants I spent most afternoons knocked out on the sofa so they won't work while I'm working.

    Life is set back, after knock back, after set back...

    There comes a point where you just want to give in.
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  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Oh Oldfashioned, I've been there and the toll of repeated knockback at interview can so easily lead to loss of confidence in oneself. And one often doesn't want to share 'another setback' with friends, as it seems like moaning and they can so easily tell us 'next time', which can actually make us feel worse. I was fortunate in having a wonderful husband and family, who supported me and so I could pick myself up again after a bit.

    I wish there was some 'instant' cure advice, but sadly that isn't the case.One just has ro wait for one to 'reset' that confidence gauge.
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  3. Oldfashioned

    Oldfashioned Senior commenter

    Thank you Lara
  4. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    It is a problem acclimatising to antidepressants. I started them last day of summer term and was OK by September. It's easy to feel crushed by job rejections but for every 5 interviewed only one, and sometimes not even one, can get the job. Have they offered feedback? Lots of time they have no intention of appointing, or fully intend giving it to an internal candidate. Try not to take it personally. Next one could be the lucky one!
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  5. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hi oldfashioned

    It is hard - so very hard to reset the confidence gauge as Lara says.

    I am out of work and just starting looking for something.

    I am pretty sure you will find something if you keep looking.

    Were you able to get any feedback?

    Try to take one day at a time - just what you have to do today.
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