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How does stress impact your job?

By MaryWeilage Editor ·
Tell us what factors contribute to your stress. How does stress impact your decision-making abilities? Did you find this week's Application Developer Management column helpful? Please rate this column from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest rating.

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Open Office reduces stress

by bassman523 In reply to How does stress impact yo ...

You should have Open Office (openoffice.org) on your Linux box. First, no rebuild would have been needed. Second: Look, ma, no Microsoft product needed to write my article!!! See, I was paying attention.

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Hysterical Stress

After two years of almost NO new development contracts, and nothing but rude responses from recruiters, I thought I was handling the stress just fine. Then, one week, I got several offers to write articles and book chapters.

I sat down at my computer and knew that there was a key I was supposed to press - but which one? I was panicky and confused. Which key? Which key is next? I have miles to go before I sleep!

I thought I was having a brain-stroke. I went to the ER and $2500 later,the Doc said I had "Viral Syndrome". But, it wasn't a stroke, wasn't cancer, and dang sure wasn't a virus.

Fortunately, most folks I know are (or have been) in therapy or on anti-depressants. I talked to a lot of people who coached me through dealing with panic attacks - because THAT was my real problem.

I didn't realize it was psychological - I thought I was physically ill.

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Everyday stress is a very good thing. It's what makes you alive. But sometimes, when you're too alive, you need someone to tell you to breathe.

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Kill to salesman!!!

by hmaldonadom In reply to How does stress impact yo ...

I think the most cause of stress are promises made by salesmen to clients.

How can we take care of salesmen? They broke all the times, deliverables and previous working plans.

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