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I think I made a mistake. . how to cope?

There was a mistake recently made at my job. According to my boss, it could have only been me or my other coworker. Now, I was absolutely sure I did not do this when she asked me. I work at a library, and some books were accidentally checked out on the wrong person's account. Now, I was so sure it wasn't me. But, I did my own research and the books that were checked out were engrained in my brain. It was like I felt like I may have been the one to make the mistake. My boss is now going to look at the cameras. I am strongly thinking it was me who did it now. But, I am not sure. She said this is the equivalent to putting money on the wrong person's account if you work at the bank. I already have low credentials when it comes to working the desk as-is. I normally work in the children's department. I am the children's program director. Now, I feel sick to my stomach. Because I think it was me who did it. I know how she is, she is going to have this overdrawn discussion about making a mistake and the whole shebang. I just want to cry now. The thing is I was just getting my confidence back at this job. And it seems as soon as I do, something like this happens. I hate it. I am now worried because after strongly suggesting it wasn't me, now I strongly think it was me. And Idk how to not be paranoid and anxious about it.
Spokeskitties75 · 46-50, M
In the big scheme of things... it was a mistake... no one is going to lose their life... it’s going to be taken care of... we all make mistakes. Learn and turn the page... [i]no pun intended [/i]
StraCat · 100+, M
I say just be straight up about it. Approach your boss and let her know of your thought process. These things have happened to us all before. If it sets you back from working the desk just think of it as a needed step to help you tighten up. If she begins to lecture just look at it as motivation to for you to perfect your skills. For every mistake there is an opportunity to learn from it.
ThePerfectUsername · 61-69, M
My advice would be to go to your boss and explain exactly what you've said here, that you honestly thought it wasn't your mistake at the time, but that after looking into it later you realised it might have been. You don't need to admit it was you, just admit to the possibility, and say you're still not sure about it but you apologise anyway. Good luck.
Id just say I did it & discuss how to correct it & move forward. Im not sitting around waiting to be implicated. I might even blame them for poor training & a faulty system. lol
Harmonium1923 · 51-55, M
It is usually better to admit to a mistake voluntarily (and apologize sincerely) before being confronted by your supervisor.
tallpowerhouseblonde · 31-35, F
It could easily not be you,wait for the camera results,and they are just books,your boss is making too much of it.
MrDiegoWolfe · 31-35, M
If the mistake was yours own it and try to be better next time it is all you can do
Daisy50 · 51-55, F

 
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