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JanelleFebruary 16, 2017 at 10:25 am #673916
I was at home crying and it wasn’t in front of my coworker actually. Also people have emotions. I can say for sure most every woman here will say she’s cried at work, even if it was not in front of someone.SkyblossomFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:14 am #673930
I’ve never cried at work and I’ve never seen anyone else cry at work.SkyblossomFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:16 am #673931
“I had a coworker scream at me a few mins ago for something I didn’t do (fun fact he never sent me the email with the info to do it so I did not even know the task existed). When he left I just was emotional about being screamed at and my BF happened to call a few mins later. I wasn’t hysterically crying or anything but I sniffled, he asked if I was crying, I said yes and his response is “OH GOD!”
That certainly sounds like it was at work. Your story seems to keep changing.
I did cry once, and I was mortified and found a new job soon after. I hadn’t been sleeping, serious insomnia, and my boss, one of the co-owners, started giving me a hard time about how I’d performed on something. She ordered me to come to the other owners office right then. I tried to defer and ask if we could talk at another time soon, but no luck. They both came at me really aggressively, and between that, the personal issues, and the insomnia, I cried. But never. Ever. Again. I learned a lesson from that and no one will do that to me again.TheHizzyFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:33 am #673935
I was living 6 hours from home, just started a new job, and I got screened for potential cancer. My boss chewed my ass on something, rightfully so. It was the last straw on my back as a 20 year old and I cried. Never happened again. If I feel emotional, I suck it up for leave the room.
I cried at work when my best friend’s (like a sister) father passed away. I was in my office though and the door was shut, so not really sure that applies. The only other time I came close was when I worked for this sick disgusting company and was called in to a meeting with the 3 bosses and asked if I would basically dangle myself in front of a potential client at a conference and have never felt so demeaned or uncomfortable or pissed off since. Even though I don’t think I cried, can’t remember since I have mostly blocked it out.JuliecatharineFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:39 am #673937
I’ve cried at work but fortunately not in front of anyone. It baffles me how screaming at someone is more acceptable than shedding tears.
Actually I just cried in front of my boss 30 minutes ago. It’s ok, it wasn’t the first time, she knows me, and she’s very supportive. We’re just dealing with a shitty situation and she knows it’s hard for me. And then one of my co-worker stopped by my desk to talk, but I had to tell him “can you give me five minutes?” while wiping off tears. It’s ok, five minutes later I was fine and I went to his desk and we talked about whatever he needed me for.
This is not super related to the topic at hand, I just thought it was weird to see so many messages in a row being “wow, I only cried once at work” or “never cried ever”. I cry at work, maybe once or twice a year. Not because anybody died or anything, just because shitty work things happen. It just depends on what type of boss you have, what type of colleagues you have, and what’s the office environment.SkyblossomFebruary 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm #673941
I think it also depends on who you are and how you were raised. I grew up in a community that was stoic. People didn’t express emotions much at all. They might cry at a funeral. People hug small children and a spouse and that is about it. I had years of experience in being stoic.JuliecatharineFebruary 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm #673948
Me too Sky but when therapy broke down that wall it stayed down…luckily I work from home 90% of the time so nobody is the wiser if frustration starts coming out my eyeballs.TheHizzyFebruary 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm #673959
I used to have an admin who cried all the time over the smallest things to get her way. She lost credibility pretty quickly and made me have less of a tolerance for her.