I don't mind that my job is hard work, but I know that when aspects of my life start appearing in my dreams, it means that they are heavily weighing on my mind. How do people deal with high-pressure jobs?
My job isn't exactly high pressure, but it's given me an insight into the conditions that many people in the media work under. For what can be such a stressful job, working in the media is relatively low paid compared to other professions.
Recently, I've been having dreams about making mistakes at work. These dreams are the result of a combination of me actually making mistakes from time to time and me fearing making mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, sure, but in print media there is a very real pressure to create a perfect end product.
My dreams usually center around me doing something mundane, not necessarily in the office, when all of a sudden my brain will receive a random ping that I misspelt a headline or turned a page upside down before it went to print. I wake up in a panic and then realize that I'm actually in my bedroom and everything is OK.
I used to have similar dreams when I worked in a bar because bar work can be hectic and frantic. I'd dream that I was serving a customer when all of a sudden I'd drop all the glasses I was carrying. Of course, I often did this in real life too, but there's nothing like a panic dream to shock you out of slumber.
Do any of you guys dream about your places of work? How do those dreams work out?