- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
i am a clinician who works with children with autism. i also work with families, supervisors, and my teams. So my job is known for being very stressful and people burn out fast and leave. I am 23 and I got promoted to my current position last winter. i have been doing pretty good with handling the stress (i cry at home sometimes but nothing major). well lately i’ve been having a problem with one of my supervisors, lots of micromanaging (i felt like i couldn’t keep up with the work she wanted me to do and i work my butt off).
well i asked to get taken off that case with her a week ago. things last week were rough and i had to have a hour long meeting with her and it was very stressful. i asked again today to get taken off the case. my caseload managers met with me just to let me know i would get taken off and to try and think about what i can proactively do next time since i could work with her again (or work with people like her). i was so stressed out and i just started crying. it was so embarrassing.
i told my managers i felt bad and i felt like i was failing and they reassured me that it was okay.
i guess my biggest thing is i don’t want them to think i’m super weak or will cry over little things. i’m feeling a lot less stressed now and i actually will still be working with that supervisor just in a different capacity so i don’t think it will be as bad.
i just feel a little down on myself for not just handling the situation without getting off the case. :-/