I am a 23F working for a Fortune 500 company. I do data entry along with a plethora of other things in my job. Every month we have a report sent to us showing our “error ratio” (how many errors we made divided by our productivity). In October, my error ratio was below our departments standard because of a system failure that is no fault of my own. I asked if that months errors could be tossed out because of the system failure; they told me no, and I got written up for it. Now I watch each month go by with crippling anxiety that I am going to get another write up, despite how hard I work. This job is chipping away at my soul. The amount of daily pep talks I have to give myself is insane. “This job does not define my worth” is a sticky note posted on both of my monitors. How do people do this?? I’ve always been an over achiever; I graduated college before high school, made fantastic grades that landed me as salutatorian. Got my bachelors degree in something I thought I was passionate about. I recognize that many people feel the same way I do, but I guess my question is how to you deal with the anxiety and stop putting so much value into your job?