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feel like crying

Question Posted Monday July 9 2012, 9:08 am

i am doing md in community medicine . i can t able to handle the rude senior person in my work place.when they make criticism on me i feel like crying.i m 24 years old.i am away from home.i have no friends here.there is no interest in my life. morning wakeup,then job,then home watching tv,studying sleep then next day and continues.i am feeling self pity because there is no recognition for me in my work place. i feel that there is no approval for me because my friends are doing md /ms in clinical subjects ,this make me self pity .i am from india .need advice

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carayotie answered Tuesday July 10 2012, 10:49 am:
That's tough. It's hard to be in a new place or job atmosphere and not know anyone and the same old routine can be tiring. And trying to break the routine can be stressful because it feels like you won't have time to do the things that you need to get done example: studying.

As hard as it is, try and find something different that interests you. A new hobby, maybe a book club, even look into going to a gym, anything that'll help you meet people.

As for work, just mind your own business and do what needs to get done. It takes a lot of time to find your place at a job. Not every job atmosphere will click right away.

Stay strong and remember why you're doing what you're doing. If you love it, then focus on that. And if in the long run you're not happy with it, then there are always other opportunities out there to look into :)

Take care

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LiSaxOBaBii answered Monday July 9 2012, 5:32 pm:
I understand what it's like to feel overlooked in the workplace. Not just overlooked, but looked down upon...When someone talks down to you, keep a straight face. Try not to take it personally. Learn from them and show them that you are willing to learn. My manager used to talk down to me, but once I showed them that I was capable of learning what they were asking of me, they began to show more respect. I hope things get better for you!!

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CynanMachae answered Monday July 9 2012, 5:23 pm:
Well, first, you should be proud of yourself for wanting to work in community medicine and help the people who probably need it the most. We need more people like you!

I can certainly understand how you feel. You don't specifically mention it, but I would assume that added to what you've written, you're probably also fatigued.

I wonder if you might have a way to contact friends or family back in India? Skype is a fairly inexpensive way to call overseas, there may be others that I don't know about.

It seems to me as though you just need to be around other people, or at least be able to speak with others, even if only by phone. How about community centers or other places where people of your age are likely to gather? The library seems like it would be a good place for an educated person such as yourself - you're likely to meet other other people who, at the very least, like to read... and that's a start.

I work for a large insurance company that has off-shore consultants come in from India. They stay locally for a while and then go back to India and others come in to take their turn, I guess.

I don't really know all the details, but I think that it's common for them to share housing and we often see them going places as a group. I'm not sure if something like might be available to you, but it seems like it would be something worth investigating. I'm thinking that there might be other people that are in the same situation and would appreciate having you for a friend to talk to. Maybe people from India, but also just other students from anywhere who are feeling lonely. I promise that you're not the only one.

I know that it's easy for me to say, but keep your eye on your final goal. Being a healer is one of the most noble aspirations that a person can have. There are going to be good and bad people as we make our way though life; try to focus on and remember the good and forget the bad.

I'm sorry that you're in this situation, but wish you all the best and hope that it works out soon for you.

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