(Closed) embarrassed myself at work! trying to make myself stop thinking about it!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Oooooh i have been there. I still have experiences that make me grit my teeth when they roll through my mind! Just have to breathe deep and try to forget. Do something constructive when you think about it.

Post # 4
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think we’ve all been there one way or anything. Just remember you are human, everyone makes mistakes.


Post # 5
9686 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@chillinchillin:    First of all ((HUGS)) and I hope you’re starting to feel better now. 

What I would do in this case is go back in your boss’s office to apologize, and explain what you told us here – that you were feeling extremely  sick (as you’d told him) and on cold medication (which makes everyone in the world loopy as hell).   Explain that both the credit card error and your emotional outburt were due to the combination of illness and meds.  If he’s human at all he should understand this. 

More than likely he feels guilty and that he owes you an apology, if anything.  You didn’t do anything wrong!  You were being a trooper, after all, you could have just stayed home and left him in a bind, but instead you chose to put your work above your own personal misery and that’s admirable.

Don’t be so hard on yourself, my dear!  Everyone gets sick sometimes.  FWIW, I also get weepy and overly emotional when I get sick; I’m a horrible patient and I just want to lie around undisturbed to wallow in my misery.  I’d never be able to work.

Eat some chicken soup, drink lots of oj and get some well-deserved rest.

Post # 6
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Oh yeah that sucks, poor girl! When the though creeps up in your mind, just remind yourself that your were SICK,MEDICATED &STRESSED obviously not at your best! You can speack to your boss on your next shift and explain why you cried, appollogize if you feel the need, and explain that h needs to give you time off!! 

Get better soon!

Post # 7
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Give yourself a break! I don’t know a single professional who hasn’t cared so much/been so passionate about their job/career/field of work, it illicited an emtional response while on the job.

If your manager brings it up, you may want to *gently* (or not so gently) change the subject to labor laws (I know my state has laws against working that many consecutive hours), and sanitation laws (I have had a sanitation license for several years, there are laws in my county about handling food/drinks when you have a contagious illness).

To reiterate, cut yourself some slack. The only mistakes you should beat yourself up over are the ones you made intentionally. Everything else can be fixed.

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