Are you ever frustrated at work?

@TheHorse (71273)
Pleasant Hill, California
January 20, 2016 11:17am CST
I'm a tad frustrated at work. I'm referring to the job I have working with kid clients who have anxiety disorders, ADHD, and sometimes a touch of oppositional-defiant disorder. What frustrates me is that I'm only allowed to discuss behaviors and behavioral techniques with the parents. If they discuss medications their children are on, I have to refer them to their physicians, even though I'm familiar with many medications and their effects on children and teens. I realize that this rule is to protect the safety of the client's but it's still frustrating. Are there things at your work that are frustrating? Things that you COULD do but aren't allowed to for legal, political, job description, or other reasons?
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@garymarsh6 (14417)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
The only thing that frustrates me is when others do not do their job properly. I had to put a bossy woman in her place the other day and boy did it feel good. She was doing so many things wrong in the end I had to intervene and stopped her in her tracks! She was showing off in front of a student and trying to impress but doing it terribly!
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan 16
What "skill" was she trying to demonstrate?
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@garymarsh6 (14417)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
@TheHorse How to assist someone from a bed to a walking position. The bed was far too low and there was no way on earth that anyone could stand from that position let alone an aged person. She was quite inept. (One of my remits is moving and handling training) :-)
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 Got it. What compelled her to "show off"? Was she anxious about being watched?
• United States
20 Jan 16
Oh see the limitations of how far to discuss with the parents at lengths what I know of medications and its dangers, frustrates me also BUT I am not licensed and DO NOT work with children in a facility but only counsel with a disclaimer to see their physician in addition to what I might suggest should they seek my professional advice. I feel for ya sweetie but ya know since we are discussing this maybe one of the APA licensed individuals will make what we say, easier to do in the world at large where social disorders are commonly, misdiagnosed and medication is certainly over-prescribed. Thank you and bless your heart for being a wonderful outlet for these children to have @TheHorse
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jan 16
Had another good hike with a newer kid today. Then we made some "New Years Trees." I have several stories about over-medicated kids, especially the young ones.
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• United States
21 Jan 16
and I would love to hear and read them some time, maybe write them off line ??? @TheHorse
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jan 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I actually posted one on Epinions 100 years ago. Maybe I'll re-post it at some point.
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@MALUSE (42722)
• Uzbekistan
20 Jan 16
I was a teacher at secondary grammar schools in Germany for 40 years. I can't imagine your job, though. I don't think I'd be patient enough. Frustration is part of a teacher's job no matter what kind of pupils they have.
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan 16
I was amazed by what the teachers had to deal with at the schools I visited in Oakland.
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@celticeagle (119366)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jan 16
I'm sorry to say this but I am SOOOO glad I no longer work. I took an early retirement in 2007. I am so glad because I had severe depression, chronic stress and anxiety attacks. I was sick with bronchitis all of the time. All due to stress. I hope that your job doesn't cause you a lot of stress. Just know that you are doing a lot of good and I applaud you.
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jan 16
I'd have to say I mostly enjoy my work with disadvantaged kids. But it can be stressful. I spend a lot of time in "rough" neighborhoods. Sometimes adult clients go back to using, or bad things happen to kids I worked with. At some point, I'll hit my saturation point.
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@celticeagle (119366)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jan 16
@TheHorse ....Well, I for one am glad to have you in 'the trenches' helping these needy kids.
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Feb 16
@celticeagle Thank you. I think I'd be bored if I were behind a desk all of the time.
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@LoriAMoore (4681)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Yes, when I used to work in a corporate office something similar was a rule. Now I'm self-employed and poor but happy. :-)
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan 16
I guess I'm "self-employed" when I work on speakers for others (shown). But most of my work is for non-profits--a college, a preschool, and a social services agency.
@Hannihar (40304)
28 Nov
Where I sell it is very frustrating. I have no support and they can screw me over and I have no one to turn to for help.
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
That sounds frustrating. I take it your boss is mostly interested in the "bottom line," and is not someone you can talk to?
@Hannihar (40304)
29 Nov
@TheHorse They are not my bosses. They are the higher ups that work at the place and decide things and they do not pay attention to me and do not care why I am there. I am also there to make money for them but I guess because it is not lots that I contribute they do not see it that way. They forget what it is like on the bottom. I am self-employed and have been selling there for 11 years and that does not mean anything either to them. One time the big boss told me they do not like fairs in the building and I am one person selling things and the only one now. So, I thought I would be out but had to go downstairs and nobody really knew I was there and someone put a petition together for me to go back upstairs and a letter went up and the next time I was upstairs again. I do not have anyone to help me this time. I could not believe that many people cared whether I was there or not. I wanted to do a video on what I sell and it did not do it so good but someone said something very special and it made me feel good. I guess people do miss me when I am not there. I really want to go more in the direction of online and not having to go out and sell so much.
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Nov
@Hannihar What kind of business is this?
@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
21 Jan 16
It used to be watching good team mates getting fired so the boss could keep his incompetent friends employed. Then I got the axe myself, and life was better from then onwards :D
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@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
21 Jan 16
@TheHorse Lol! you must be great at stats! I contemplated doing psychology but got scared off by the stats!
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jan 16
@Drosophila It's really pretty straightforward. And now computers do most of the figgerin'. You just have to know which statistical test is the right one to apply.
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@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
22 Jan 16
@TheHorse ain't there just two tests, t-test for the significance and chi-squared for number? Tbh I hate stats and never understood it, it made very little sense to me lol
• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jan 16
That was the case during the many years I spent working in land title insurance. I had to be careful about expressing anything that could be construed as legal advice or that would add liability to a policy. There was plenty of politics involved too.
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@TheHorse (71273)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Feb 16
I'm not surprised. It's not fun not being able to speak freely. And it's no fun when you can tell you're not being spoken with freely.
• Philippines
8 Jan
yes i felt frustrated of my bully workmates i cant work properly my performance is affected
@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
21 Jan 16
I can understand your frustration, sometimes it's hard to bite your tongue when you know something and you would like to talk with your clients.
@shshiju (10571)
• Cochin, India
21 Jan 16
If I had work load , then I get frustrated.
@cherriefic (4804)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
Some parts of my job before were frustrating. Even if I already know the solution in a certain situation, I can't solve the concern and has to be transferred to another department.