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"We look for people who can quickly adapt to changes in the workplace."
'I have the results of your stress test, and to be on the safe side, I want you to stop looking at your 401k.'
'That's true. We did advertise for someone who 'works well under pressure'...'
'That's right! No huffing a puffing for 30 minutes on a treadmill. We've developed a new stress test that is faster and more accurate.'
Interviewee: 'Nah, work related stress isn't a problem - I've never taken a job seriously enough for it to bother me!'
'I want to thank each of you for coming through in the clutch, putting in some overtime and seeing this project through to completion.'
'But APART from increased profitability, better customer support, enhanced margins, reduced stress and improved staff morale WHAT is the POINT of all this emphasis on increased PRODUCTIVITY?'
'Yup, might be time for a new gardener.'
'I'm afraid you'll have to work late tonight, I want you to attend this talk on work-life balance.'
"I told you never to call me at this number."
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"Well hey, I have tensions in my life too."
"I feel we're making progress."
Tags:talking to yourself, talking to myself, reassure, reassurance, therapist, therapists, therapy, mental health, anxiety, anxieties, stress, stressed, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, counseling, progress, making a difference
"Weltschmerz? Is that like the flu?"
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"The thing is we lived in L.A.,...we never even needed mittens!"
Tags:three little kittens, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, cat, cats, kitty, kitties, kitten, kittens, pussycat, pussycats, cat owner, cat owners, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, animal, animals, cat lady, cat ladies, therapist, therapists, therapy, mental health, anxiety, anxieties, stress, stressed, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, counseling
"What's wrong, Dear—M-1,M-2, M-3 or Me?"
Tags:money, finances, banker, bankers, banking, money supply, deposit, deposits, m-1, m-2, m-3, economy, economics, asset, assets, anxious, nervous, upset, stressed, anxiety, worried, worrying, worries, stress, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, financial troubles, money troubles, money problems, financial problems, problem, problems
"In my previous life I was arugula."
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"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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"Can't you just see us sitting here every morning with our coffee, gazing out the window and worrying about how to pay the mortgage?"
Tags:real estate, estate agent, estate agents, home buyer, home buyers, buy a house, buying a house, house, houses, apartment, apartments, flat, flats, stoop, stoops, ritual, rituals, morning ritual, morning rituals, mortgage, mortgages, mortgage payment, mortgage payments, underwater, bill, bills, stress, stresses, realistic, homeowner, homeowners, home owner, home owners
"In order to get through this, I've had to find an inner strength that I never knew I had in the medicine cabinet."
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Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
Tags:stress, stresses, job, jobs, inbox, inboxes, outbox, outboxes, in-box, in-boxes, out-box, out-boxes, paperwork, paper pusher, paper pushers, paper pushing, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, pressure, pressured, pressures, under pressure, work life, work, worker, work-life balance, work form, work forms, paperwork, sea of paperwork, seas of paperwork, drown, drowns, drowning
"I'm trying to figure out the right headache-inducing place for my birthday."
"Perhaps you should limit yourself to one Krugman column a week."
A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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"Ah, J.T.—just the man I was looking for."