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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    First office meltdown of the day occurred at 8:50am. I am too old for this
    When I read this I thought of that old bath commercial - Calgon Take Me Away!





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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    When I read this I thought of that old bath commercial - Calgon Take Me Away!

    This sure has been a long week for being a short week.
    Somebody needs to take a mental health day. The person who is currently on Part II of the meltdown needs to go home. She's an absolute sweetheart but this is a rough and tumble place and we scrape the bottom of the barrel on good days. Too big a heart but not thick enough skin.

    Indeed.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post

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    First office meltdown of the day occurred at 8:50am. I am too old for this
    What was involved in the metdown? My cubicle neighbor breaks out into very audible tears on an almost daily basis. I've taken to listening to music using noise isolating earbuds. But it still is annoying
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    What was involved in the metdown? My cubicle neighbor breaks out into very audible tears on an almost daily basis. I've taken to listening to music using noise isolating earbuds. But it still is annoying
    Tears, screaming, curled up in a ball on the floor in the reception area.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    Tears, screaming, curled up in a ball on the floor in the reception area.
    An adult did this?

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    Tears, screaming, curled up in a ball on the floor in the reception area.
    Ive seen tears and screaming before- but curled up in a ball? Wow. Are you sure she's not on drugs?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    Tears, screaming, curled up in a ball on the floor in the reception area.
    As an upside, I'm suddenly feeling better about myself - and my situations. You have to wonder what people go through. Wow.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    An adult did this?
    Yes. She's about 30 years old.

    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Ive seen tears and screaming before- but curled up in a ball? Wow. Are you sure she's not on drugs?
    Pretty sure she's not. Some people just don't deal with stress and change well. I think she's also personally at a crossroads in her life. It happens, been there myself but knew well enough to seek counsel from friends and family before it escalated to that point. We are encouraging her to do the same.

    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    As an upside, I'm suddenly feeling better about myself - and my situations. You have to wonder what people go through. Wow.
    Exactly.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    ^^ Update

    We were forced to call the mental health crisis intervention team for my coworker. They just took her away in an ambulance. I feel like I have lost 5 years off my life today working in this office.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    We were forced to call the mental health crisis intervention team for my coworker. They just took her away in an ambulance. I feel like I have lost 5 years off my life today working in this office.
    What an experience! Did any of you see this coming?

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    We were forced to call the mental health crisis intervention team for my coworker. They just took her away in an ambulance. I feel like I have lost 5 years off my life today working in this office.
    wow. That is crazy! Literally
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by kms View post
    What an experience! Did any of you see this coming?
    Yes and no. A few weeks ago she was asked to interview for a newly created position we thought she would be well suited for. She had a little moment which we just chalked up to nerves but she did well in the interview from what I understand. We thought then that it was a one-off. Guess not.

    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    wow. That is crazy! Literally
    Yes. We tried dealing with her all day trying to gently persuade her to go home and take the rest of the day off but she wouldn't leave. She sort of wandered between the three of us that have offices and we called in one of our pastor friends to see if she might talk some more about what was going on with her. She was sort of calm but when the pastor left she lost it again but not as badly as in the morning. After prodding if there was someone we could call to come pick her up or if we could take her home ourselves she just sort of shut down. So one of us corralled her into their office and the other two of us sorted out what to do with her. We decided that she needed to be evaluated and start talking to someone so we called the local hospital's mental health crisis team (social worker and psychologist and police officer). They interviewed her and determined she needed to go in for an evaluation which she agreed to. It took four of us about 30 minutes to get her off the front porch, down the steps, and into the ambulance as we were trying to avoid having her restrained and put in.

    I sincerely hope she gets the help she needs in dealing with whatever issues she's facing. I left at 4:30 pretty much mentally exhausted after it was all over.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    More often than not the person with the meltdown has some serious home issues. Spouses, sig-others, money.....all can have profound affects. Mix in an environment that is challenging and stressfull.....meltdown.

    I have seen a few in my long life. With the males it always involved yelling and slamming of things, doors. A few years ago a female worker had a meltdown and it involved an hour of sobbing, heavy crying, shaking, stuttering.

    But, I have never witnessed a person rolling into the fetal position at the workplace.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post


    But, I have never witnessed a person rolling into the fetal position at the workplace.

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    I'm pretty sure I had a "meltdown" or two when I broke up with my GF earlier this summer. I was also sick at the time, out of money, and tired of not having a job or a future. It got to the point where I lost my appetite, and consequently, about 10 pounds. But I kept my meltdowns to myself (in my room or my car) and never let them happen out in public. I'm better now though. Thank God for God, family, friends, and Jack Daniel's.

    I can't say I've ever witnessed someone have a meltdown like that at work. I've seen a couple outbursts, but nothing like a meltdown, breakdown, etc.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    I'm pretty sure I had a "meltdown" or two when I broke up with my GF earlier this summer. I was also sick at the time, out of money, and tired of not having a job or a future. It got to the point where I lost my appetite, and consequently, about 10 pounds. But I kept my meltdowns to myself (in my room or my car) and never let them happen out in public. I'm better now though. Thank God for God, family, friends, and Jack Daniel's.
    Been there a few times myself bro. Old No. 7 is a pretty nice buddy.

    I also have never experienced anything like what kjel went through. I may be cold hearted, but I would probably have little sympathy if it happened. But I also think the people on Hoarders are lazy scumbags, and do not have "mental" problems.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    I'm pretty sure I had a "meltdown" or two when I broke up with my GF earlier this summer. I was also sick at the time, out of money, and tired of not having a job or a future. It got to the point where I lost my appetite, and consequently, about 10 pounds. But I kept my meltdowns to myself (in my room or my car) and never let them happen out in public. I'm better now though. Thank God for God, family, friends, and Jack Daniel's.

    I can't say I've ever witnessed someone have a meltdown like that at work. I've seen a couple outbursts, but nothing like a meltdown, breakdown, etc.


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    Quote Originally posted by Jazzman View post
    Yes, alcohol is usually my preferred theuraputic method.
    "Alcohol - the cause of, and solution to, ALL of life's problems"



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    Believe me I hit up the retail liquor establishment on my way home last Friday.

    My co-worker was transported to the mental health unit at the local hospital and spent two days there. Her brothers live near her and came and got her from the hospital and took her home where she had another episode so they took her back to the hospital. Her mother flew up on Monday from North Carolina to help sort things out. Apparently she has some long standing issues that she was taking medication and seeing a therapist for (we were unaware of this) and she went off her meds and stopped going to therapy. She will be going to N.C. with her mom when she's released later this week.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    ...co-worker was transported to the mental health unit at the local hospital and spent two days there. .... She will be going to N.C. with her mom when she's released later this week.
    So...you're hiring?

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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    So...you're hiring?
    She was one of our AmeriCorps members. We wanted to hire her for permanent employment as one of our case managers for the youth program but that's not going to happen.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Must have just been the day. I had a guy call sobbing. He was trying to ask me questions about putting a travel trailer on a property to live in. He just kept apologizing and then told me his wife of 25 years wanted a divorce and how it was going to affect the kids.
    I listened and offered a few things and then as nicely as I could told him to think about things and call me back if he decides something.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    But I also think the people on Hoarders are lazy scumbags, and do not have "mental" problems.
    You're crazy. Those people are freakin nuts
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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