Hi everyone! I haven't rolled around to this site in a while but I decided to pay a quick visit! I finally got a part-time job a little over a year ago at a Burger King (don't like it but a job's a job) and I've been meaning to ask if DDing is a problem for you at work. For me it can be because I get caught by people all the time and they just think I'm talking to myself. I actually told a manger whom I trust about my MD an she was ok with it and still tries to get me to tell her what I'm thinking, but never. >.>

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Well, you have to learn to be super-controlled about your DD'ing when you're in a work place. When you go into a doctor's office, or to an accountant, or even stop by a Burger King, you expect that people give you a professional service, so it's only right that you maintain that standard in a work environment. If you talk about MD with people at work, I would stress to them that it doesn't impact the job you do. Actions speak louder than words, so over time your co-workers will see that your performance is solid and good.

I am definitely one of their key players there. I don't work with customers often, just do the preparation of food and other things. I'm in the back for the first 4 hours of my shift (which may explain why I tend to DD back there the most). However I am starting to learn control, although sometimes i just do it because the radio's music will just set me off automatically without me even noticing (I'm starting to catch myself though now). The manager I told about this is pretty much a good friend, she knows it hasn't impacted my work ethic or how I do my job.

Sometimes I feel myself drifting into my daydreams during work but right when I feel it happening I quickly stop it, I refocus completely, which was hard to do at first but eventually I taught myself how to. My job is important to me and my clients respect me so I owe it to them to be 100% there all of the time. It was hard at first and I really had to work hard at being able to refocus all of my attention. It took a lot of practice but as soon as I feel myself drifting now I instantly refocus during work and concentrate on something work related. I do not speak out loud during my daydreams, mostly because I fear someone judging me or seeing that I am like this.

 

I know it is hard but like the above poster said, people require professional service so as long as you are providing that then you are doing fine. The person is also correct about stressing that it does not impact your work abilities, because sometimes if people hear that you have this daydreaming thing they may assume you are not focused. I don't want to encourage keeping it to yourself but I encourage professional behavior, and unless you feel it will strongly impact your work I would just keep it to myself at work, telling other people, friends, family etc is different.

 

If it is not effecting your work then I do not see a problem with it, like I said I struggled with it and I know how difficult it can be.

I actually do DD at work. I work as a graphic designer for a sign company, and sometimes I have to help with production of the signs themselves. I often DD that I am training a new employee to take over my job because in my DD life my soon to be husband is supporting me pursuing my own business. When I am home alone I do tend to speak out loud, but at work I maintain all my dialogue to internal dialogue. My co workers already think I am weird and spacy so they are none the wiser about my DD.

Recently yes which is quite bad because one of my jobs is in mental health.  People don't really understand much about MD and I am concerned that someone will think it's Schizophrenia and that, I could get commited if I am not careful. Thankfully I have only had a few  episodes when I am stressed and working alone in the office, not in front of my co workers which would most definatly have disasterous conseqeunces.

I don't see how anyone capable of committing you would know so little about Schizophrenia that they would think this is that.  They're clearly different things.  

Tinkerbell said:

Recently yes which is quite bad because one of my jobs is in mental health.  People don't really understand much about MD and I am concerned that someone will think it's Schizophrenia and that, I could get commited if I am not careful. Thankfully I have only had a few  episodes when I am stressed and working alone in the office, not in front of my co workers which would most definatly have disasterous conseqeunces.

Yes it absolutely affects my work. If I don't not go to work I am constantly getting distracted while i'm there. It sucks.

the effect on my job is one of the major ways MD is maladaptive to me. It makes concentrating on my work very hard. Some days are worse then others but it is hard to get work done. I am in a creative field and it hinders my ability to do creative brain storming and coming up with new ideas. My creative brain is always busy with daydreaming.

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