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I am suffering from depression due to boredom at work!

by Lynn
(Singapore)

Hi,


I would like to tell you my story!

I have the same boring work like you. My bosses do not share info with me, they kept all info from me. I have another boss who is a useless jerk! He knows nothing but like to behave like he knows everything! I come to work like a zombie from 9 to 6. Then I proceed home. Everyday is the same like this. I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown, not because I have lots of things but because I have practically nothing to do. I surf web from 9 to 6! I do my homework sometimes. I have even gone to the extent of stapling the papers and removing them one at a time!

I cant afford to be jobless because of the huge committment. Yet nobody knows my suffering! I am a very capable person and my competency level is quite high, yet my skills are not utilised at work!

The boredom at work is causing me depression and my family and feel it and because I starts shouting at them when back home. I get insomia on a daily basis! The thought of going to a boring workplace haunt me so much that I have thought of committing suicide at the workplace and hopefully I will come back to haunt these people!

I have tried finding other jobs but its the employer's market now, jobs are limited but takers are plentiful! I really have no idea what I should do.

If I quit now, I will have to face the tremendous pressure of being jobless (which is much worse). I cant talk to anyone here because I dont trust my colleagues at all! They have a tendancy of stabbing your back when you are not watching! Pls help!

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Oh my goodness things are bad if you are talking about committing suicide. But if you really are having these thoughts then you have to ask yourself, is quiting your job REALLY worse than killing yourself? think of your family.

Have you thought about tring to start your own online business in a small way that you can do part time, evening etc. I know many people who start out this way and end up creating a full time job for themselves. It's worth thinking about.
Kate



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May 20, 2016
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I feel exactly this
by: Lindsey

I just went through the same IDENTICAl situation for 3 years with a great company but just nothing to do.. Then I FINALLY find another job and im super stoked right?? Well I get here and its almost been a month- bored.. not much real work to do and It sucks! I want some thing more so much! Its bringing anxiety and depression home and killing my relationship so much.. Just like my last one.. UGH... I hate it.. I feel like I left a good job two min from home to drive to a new job 30 min from home to do the same shit! FML

Apr 16, 2015
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Hey there
by: kili and fili

This is mainly because you do not love your work. This is the main reason for your boredom. It might be a routine for you. Try to change your routine once in a while. Changing a routine will make things brighter and will give you a new challenge.

Mar 02, 2015
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workplace
by: Anonymous

If your current workplace is not satisfactory, why don't you find a job where your skills can be useful? This may overcome your depression so you can focus more on positive things and progress rather than suicidal thoughts.

Jan 17, 2015
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When do I give in to save myself from crazy
by: Anonymous

I have been in the same situation for 4 years now. I've spoken to my boss on so many occasions and brought him so many ideas of things I could do to add value to the business. He is very polite but he refuses to acknowledge the benefit of anything I suggest, in spite of the suggestions being recognised and endorsed in the business elsewhere. He says i am excellent at my job and would not consider investing in me to move on but does not justify his lack of commitment in me. I am one of 5 people identified in a business of 6000 people to be involved in a culture change programme and he has done everything to sabotage this opportunity. He lost his battle and I have succeeded with my contribution in the culture programme but it has had a devastating affect on my health. The stress of his pyschological sabbatoge games over the past two years has destroyed me to the point where I've tied nooses. Today it got worse. He now monitors my emails!

Oct 28, 2014
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its the nature
by: Anonymous

hey you all

we have ups and downs in our life, dont let your self down. im working in a government related office and what i have to do is enter data into a excel sheet and sort them. this kind of a job is boring. but let it go. in near future you will be totally ok.

lfe doesnt stays on the same. its getting changed. so keep calm and wait. sun is going to be shining.


Dec 20, 2013
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Me too
by: Anonymous

I feel all your pain, I am in the same situation and it is so numbing and painful at the same time. You often feel you are the only one experiencing such torment, I talked to my boss today and feel even worse. My skills and brain are turning into atrophy, I however am taking lynda.com classes, it is 25 a month, tons of great courses and do them while at work since i have nothing else to do and have set my sights on a brighter future, don't give up, use your anger to find resources and learn and become the next CEO who utilizes your employees and learn not to treat them as you have been treated!

Jul 31, 2013
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Me too!
by: Anonymous

I'm also thoroughly, thoroughly bored. There's no order where I work. No guidance and nothing to do that interests me for a long enough period of time and utilises my skills. I feel like I'm just wasting my life away here. I have no idea how to get out of this either. Now I'm 29, next year 30. These are supposed to be great years but I feel depressed about my situation. I'm so upset every morning when I have to get up to go to work - it's just such a huge struggle for me. I think I also hate this small town I live in. I just wish I could find a solution, somehow, somewhere, sometime soon.

Jun 11, 2013
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Trapped
by: Anonymous

Hello,
I found some comfort in your letter that I am not the only one. I can't afford to leave my job either, and since I am aging, don't know what my chances of finding another would be. Don't kill yourself, if you work for a coroportation like I do, they would care less and wouldn't even consider being a part in your depression. I get angry and have to watch not getting fired. I've though about writing the CEO about how badly things are run here, so I write mock letters but never send them...I'm thinking of bringing in crafts/crocheting!!! I'm sure they'd love that!! Not!! I seem to be one of a few who have nothing to do and am just left here, but by God, I'd better be on time! Kill me....

May 09, 2013
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Hi
by: Anonymous

Dear Lynn,

I was in tears reading this as i am in exactly same soup!
Am from India in a software firm and my life sucks!
Am isolated all alone in this lonely cubicle....

My cube mates are all nasty and avoid me
today i spoke something to one and she totally didn't hear me on purpose!!

please let me know what u did about this problem Am scared to quit and be jobless like u too:)

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