Hello there! desperately seeking some wiser and 3rd party opinion on what im facing. thankful and appreciative to hear any advice you guys may have for me to make better of this situation!
for context, I am a fresh uni graduate and have been at my first FT job for about 3 months.
Although short, I have been experiencing issues where I get overcome with worry and anxiety whenever I am not at my laptop.
It has gotten to a point where I get nauseous whenever I open my laptop, expecting to find messages of me having messed up or missing out on something important. .
I’m not sure if this is normal but I find myself working from 830am to 730pm on weekdays and even working morning to night on weekends to deliver time-sensitive work by Monday morning.
I work in PR which deals with media and as media is on the ball 24/7 daily, which I guess means I am also expected to deliver despite it being a weekend.
I have spent a lot less time with my parents and with my friends, which makes me feel so alienated and alone in facing these issues.
Whenever i’m in the office, I see others working till 630pm or later, but aren’t tired or burnt out like i am. I’ve approached seniors in the office and they tell me that things are really tough at the start but get better over time.
Though I believe them, Im also not sure how much more I can take working 11 hours a day 7 days a week. Perhaps this is frequent for fresh graduates to experience as I am very new to the job and take much longer to do everyday tasks, but how do others manage to cope with this lifestyle without getting burnt out? Is it true I just need to toughen out?
I would honestly hate to quit because I rely on my salary to pay back a large school loan. Also genuinely afraid no other jobs will be out there due to the climate. Any advice is really welcomed, thank you guys again so much!