I wish I could have taken my friend Roxanne out of that job earlier. I tried to point out a couple of times the fact that they were exploiting and abusing her, but she kept saying that that was just the way things were done in corporate law. That’s when I realized that the best thing I could do was just to stick around her and be there when she learned, the hard way. So that’s what I did, and it only took a few more months before she broke down.
She called me from the hospital. She had had an anxiety attack and she couldn’t breathe , so they had called an ambulance and she was in the psychiatric ward. She didn’t want to call her parents because she felt ashamed. Her doctor and I both explained that there was nothing to be ashamed of. The only thing she had done was her best, and the problem was not her, but the system she tried to survive in.
Some companies are so harsh that they take their employees to emotional and psychological exhaustion, thinking that pressure makes them perform. And since they’re doing it, it’s probably a strategy that works, for most people. It’s an environment that hardens you, and if you resist this hardening, if you want to stay soft and humane, you break down, just like Roxanne did.
After a few sessions with the psychologist, she decided to quit her job and to file an accident at work claim. The doctor recommended an injury solicitor in Masham she could work with, but the problem is that they don’t have any time right now for new clients, so we’re looking for someone else.
Advice from an injury solicitor in Masham
Breakdowns at work are becoming more and more common in the corporate environment, and it’s such a shame that people are losing the balance between work and their personal life, and losing perspective overall. Competition has become so fierce that actually nobody is winning, everyone is losing. Winning at work equals having no personal life, no time for yourself. Instead, having some professional achievements which mean money for the shareholders of your company. And money for yourself, but what do you do with money when you are unhealthy and you don’t have any time for friends?
Talk to Accident Advice Helpline
We don’t know if this is the case with any injury solicitor Masham, but at the Accident Advice Helpline, we only work with cases we believe in. If we think that your claim has little chance of success, we will be honest and tell you right away. And our guarantee is the ‘no win no fee’ system that we work in. You only pay us if you get paid, when you receive your compensation.
Call us now and talk to one of our advisers, at 0800 689 0500 or at 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown