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I work for a retailer (whose name matches a certain round, red symbol) and my time there has gone from good to extremely poor over the course of a two and a half years. I'm recognized as a very hard worker who can get the job done. However, the companies' full time senior position I had is being restructured into a normal employee position and I feel like my hard work has left me with no opportunities. Despite their reassurances to the contrary, I also predict that I will be left with much higher expectations and responsibilities as a result of my experience compared to my peers.
Right now work is harder than it was during Christmas. Over the course of the last two months my company has experimented with how few workers they can have while keeping a store open, and the stress and pressure has been, at times, nearly enough to make me lose my shit and give up the job that (so far) is keeping a roof over my head. I'm full of conflicting emotions; I'm sure they NEED me in order to get some VERY IMPORTANT things done, but they treat me like I'm expendable in order to expand my (huge) workload. I don't live at home anymore and rely on this place to live. I have no place to go if I lose this.
I feel like I can't get another job. I feel like I can't go to school. I don't even know who to turn to or what to do about my situation. The best I can do is ask for advice on how to cope with the anger and fear I'm feeling. Panic attacks make me feel like there is no such thing as tomorrow, and my unhappiness is affecting myself and my partner in ways that make life less worth living. What do I do?