Daily Prompt #1840 – I Want To Break Free

Do you need a break? From what?

Yes, I need one!

From what I do currently on daily basis, to earn my living.

This may sound strange but I’m not kidding.

From Monday to Friday, I tackle multiple tasks one after another at my workplace.

I perform those tasks with my best efforts.

Sometimes, I miss a deadline which happens when I’m overloaded with not only my tasks but tasks of a colleague who is on leave.

So, despite scoring a reasonable 9/10, that one missed task shines brightly in front of the upper management.

Which baffles me entirely.

When this happens, I just feel an urge to run away as far away from my workplace as I can and never to return back.

But I’m all chained up and it is hard for me to break free!


Hit play please!


7 thoughts on “Daily Prompt #1840 – I Want To Break Free

  1. Erika February 9, 2023 / 11:26 PM

    I can imagine what you are sharing here. The pressure can be immense and mistakes happen (more when the pressure increases). But maybe it is right your endurance and “not running away” but hanging in and giving your best day by day, that is honored by your bosses.

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    • Hammad Rais February 11, 2023 / 9:21 AM

      Thank you so very much for saying this, Erika.
      I can handle workplace pressure but I don’t know why my bosses perceive this as a way to load more work on my back. During a recent meeting, the bosses applauded the work done by the employees in 2022 but also signaled to expect more workload pressures in 2023.

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    • Erika February 12, 2023 / 1:07 AM

      They think that there is bottomless potential and energy. You need to speak up before you are suffering any health issues (physically or mentally). They honoor you for your great work and if they want this to stay that way, they need to stop burdening more on top!

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