Stress after recent promotion?

Postby aphemia » Thu May 31, 2018 1:18 pm


A few months ago I accepted an offer for a promotion at my job. I thought I knew exactly what I was going into, but turns out the job is much more stressful than I expected. I can't step back down because I desperately need the money (new job is an extra £250 a month). I was expecting the work, and can do it, but the stress in the team is too much for me and it's affecting the work I do. I've never been in this situation before so was wondering if anyone has some advice? I don't know what to do.

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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Thu May 31, 2018 1:31 pm

Get very, very specific about what exactly is causing stress and then work to address each issue.

In other words the new role is not causing you stress. That is too general. The team is not causing you stress. That is too general. What specifically causes you stress within the team? Is it interactions with a particular team member? Is it specific criticisms? Is it a specific policy or practice?

Create a list. Identify what specifically you find stressful.
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