Post # 1
seriously…i try to be as professional as possible…but today the tears just came…can’t get into specifics, of course – but basically i’m still in ‘training’ and got put in charge of a $20million dollar project and the project manager who actually put the project together WAS NOT THERE during the entire week I “loaded” this project into our system…
and I’M the one getting all the errors even though i couldn’t actually do anything without her documentation / information – and ugh.
biggest issue is my “quality factor” is what will matter to my promotion – which IS in the works right now…but after today, it scares me. i know it’s not like i WON’T get my promotion, being that it IS in the works and paperwork is being filed…but i’d worked to really push my numbers up and this project is going to plummit my quality – allll because i had to get it done by the time line and the fact that the PM was NOT there for me to get answers and I had to assume a lot of things…
ugh. just venting. thanks. 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve cried before at work. Once I feel the tears coming, I excuse myself to the restroom to calm down and freshen up.
Brighter days are on the way, they always are 🙂
Post # 4
I work with kids in the abuse/neglect system. I cry like at least once a week. So apparently it’s what the cool kids do.
Post # 5
I’ve only actually let the tears fall at work once, but I’ve come close a few other times. A much more senior colleague had screwed up a 1 million dollar equipment package and was trying to blame the errors on me. I was in a fight with him and way over my head in front of the project managers and couldn’t deal with the pressure being a new grad <1 year out of school.
Don’t worry about it, one time won’t change anything… besides, it sounds like you tried your best under extremely stressful circumstances and needed to release all of the tension!
Post # 6
I cried for the first time at work last October. I have one trade show bigger than all the the other trade shows. So much of our annual business happens there. In one day I was told that I didn’t have a booth for the biggest event of the year. I cried… I had 3 weeks to fix the problem and luckily I did.
Post # 7
I have cried at work, mostly at times when I have felt super stressed and overwhelmed. I had some issues at work where I had to turn in a co-worker that was stealing, and got threatened by him as he left the store. I was so upset and scared, I just lost it! I think everyone at some point has a moment, just some people make it to the bathroom before anyone notices.
Post # 8
One place where I worked, it was totally normal for people to cry at work! They even warned me about it on the job interview – I’m usually a pretty tough cookie so I thought I could handle it but I cried quite a few times at that job – luckily I had an office with a door that shut. I had a very abusive boss there too on top of everything and it being such a high stress environment – she was actually in anger management. The girl that had my job before me ended up having a freaking nervous breakdown, so I figure a few tears from me wasn’t too bad.
@ms caniche – i could totally see myself crying at a trade show – i have to go to tons of them and they are so stressful!
Post # 9
I cried when someone told me that I didn’t have the right skills so that they weren’t going to show me how to use this database package. I have cried several times. I notice that I do it when my period is about to start. I think it’s a hormonal thing. I care what other people think, but I have made so many mistakes over the past 11 years, I don’t worry about making them anymore. I will think about it for 1-2 days, perhaps a week, and then it’s gone.
Post # 10
I cried at the end of last summer because I got a letter saying I was being transferred to another school effective immediately. It was 5pm and by the next morning at 8am I was at my new school, it hurt SOOO bad to not say goodbye to my students and their families. I also thought the way they told us in letters while the kids were around was disgusting, as was the fact that it was last minute and we had no time to collect our things at our old schools.
Post # 11
I’d just broken up with my now Fiance and I was a wreck so when my boss called me in to gripe at me about some little think I kind of broke down.
Normally I would never ever say that crying at work was a good thing and it was soo embarrassing because I work on a team of all males and usually I have to be as tough as possible. But at least people were a lot nicer to me that week which helped since I was going through a rough patch.
Post # 12
yeah i actually never cried at work until i started wedding planning – i burst into tears on teh phone with my mom after she said something really nasty to me – and i work with mostly men – so they wer elike “uhhh what do we do?” and you should have seen the look on their faces when my female boss just happened to walk by to chat. but usually i am put together at work. this wedding crap has made me so emotional!
Post # 13
Have you read Kelly Cutrone’s book “If you have to cry, go outside”?
You know, tears happen but if you want to be at the top, you gotta keep a game face on in front of co-workers. That said, excusing yourself to the bathroom is a perfect way to let it out privately.
Post # 14
Unfortunately, I only cry when I’m REALLY happy, or REALLY frustrated. This means during the frustrating times at work, I just can’t help it. It’s the only way I can relieve stress, so I just close my office door and get myself together.
Post # 15
i cried in front of my boss and 2 vice presidents. (all men.) they decided they had to give me my annual review… 2 DAYS BEFORE MY WEDDING.
lucky for me, my last day is friday! 🙂
Post # 16
I’ve cried! I do everything I can to hold it in until I can get to a bathroom, though. I would be mortified if I cried in front of anywhere here because of something work-related.
I almost cried at a previous job during my review with the boss. He was telling me all these things I did wrong that he didn’t like a YEAR later, and I had pretty much had it at that point and was just an emotional mess that day anyway. I definitely had tears in my eyes, and I think he saw, but I did my best to not full-on cry. It’s a huge pet-peeve of mine when your boss doesn’t like your work, and doesn’t tell you about it until months later during a review. Like, geez, thanks for giving me the opportunity to fix it!