Have y'all ever had something stressful going on in your life but you feel and act like it's nothing? That's what I'm feeling now. When I got my big girl job, I was hired on to work in the lab under a contract position. Temp to hire. Basically I stay there as long as needed and will get hired on at the soonest possible time. I was told 6 months to a year and we should be hired on full time.
However, in the 6 months I've been at this company, I've seen many, many nights where there was little to do. I never worried about being too slow because of the nature of my lab. There needs to be at least 2 people in the lab at night to support the manufacturing of our products. Basically I have to be there so the production people can bring in products to be tested before they call it "good" and move on. So I never worried until now. Last week we found out that 4 contractors got let go because of not having enough work.
Everybody has been scrambling trying to show that they are busy and are needed there. I have to say, I was very worried when I got the news, but at the same time, I just knew I would be okay. Last week I trained on a whole new product which I am starting to test this week.
I don't know if I'm not worried because I know I'm a good worker and they will keep me around as long as they can, or if it's because I know they need us there at night, or because when one door closes another (hopefully better) one opens, maybe it's just a combination of all of those things that's keeping me calm. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm so glad that I am not stressing too much over this.
Have y'all ever been in this situation?
How do you deal with stressful things going on in your life?