Took a big chance

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yup, took a big chance and quit my job. Many of you have been following my frustrations with this job. Only been working there just under 7 months. But they have asked me to do unethical stuff which I refused and got really yelled at for. I've watched them ridicule and degrade other employees and I've been asked to work without compensation. I've even allowed them to disrespect me, but no more! I quit yesterday. I didn't plan it even though I had been mulling it over for about a week. Sunday night I made the decision that it might be impossible to find another job, but that I had to take a stand for my own self respect.

So Monday morning I went in and collected my personal belongings, said good-bye to the staff on duty (oh, I feel really bad for them, they are good people and I enjoyed working with them), and waited for my manager to show up (late as always) for work. When he said 'good morning' to me, I greeted him by handing him my key to filing cabinets and my letter of resignation which included the passwords to access my computer and the accounting software. As his eyes bulged and his mouth dropped open, I turned and walked out of the building.

FREE, free - that depressing weight was immediately gone. I have made the right decision. I may have made some difficulty for my financial situation, but I wasn't getting anywhere with the reduction in hours and coming home depressed and exhausted every night. I'm leaving a ridiculously low paying job (especially for my skill qualifications) that had no benefits - unless you call guilt and frustration and disappointment and depression a benefit. HA, I feel so FREEEEEEEEEE, wwwweeeeee.

So when I finally got home I took a little nap, because I was just exhausted. And then I got up a couple hours later, the sun was shining so pretty, I decided to go for a walk. Of course I found some edible mushrooms along the trail and got way-layed, but I found about five pounds of Chanterelle before it started to rain. I was soaked by the time I got home, but so what, I feel GREAT!!!!

I recently heard someone describing a friend of theirs and whenever they were asked what they were doing, the answer was 'What ever I want'.

So.....find me doing WHAT EVER I WANT - well at least until the bills start coming in. Smiles - Debie
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    I think sometimes you just have to do what's right for your mental health. I'm new to your page, but it seems like this was a really draining and emotionally exhausting situation to be in. No one needs that. You have to do what's best for you and in this case that was leaving the job.

    Kudos to you! I'm sure you'll find another great job, and be all the happier for the switching!
    3853 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Good for you. I have been right where you are and it does feel good when you get out of a bad job! Hope you find work when you are done having a rest and doing whatever you want. I haven't worked in 15 years (by choice)I am fortunate enough to have a husband who has a good job and I don't have to work.The last job did me in-that's when I gained all my weight from emotional eating - since it was such a stressful job. Also eating junk food alot since I was so tired from working didn't want to cook.
    Good luck! Connie
    3857 days ago
  • SHEILAG1963
    Good for you. You can't be happy at a job you don't like. I've been at the same job for 24 years and I love it. I do find myself getting very frustrated here lately as our department manager is just a kid and when she is in a bad mood, we all know it, because she can be pretty hateful.

    Just remember when the bills start coming in, there are tons of jobs out there you can do from home now on the computer. Look into some of those.

    Now you have tons of time to spend with those beautiful horses of yours!


    3877 days ago
    What a fabulous blog... documenting a brave and wise move! You did the right thing. I'm in awe of you.

    Seven years ago this month, I took a customer service job that I should have walked out on that first week. I hung in there because I didn't want to embarrass the woman that got the job for me. I suffered migraines immediately, was called the C-word by angry customers, management looked down on the agents... and offered little to no support. I hung in there because I was too afraid to get out there and look further at my age. I've gained over 60 pounds... and I've aged beyond my years. You did the right thing! Good for you.
    3879 days ago
    Way To Go! Good for you.

    I understand those depressing feelings after work, coming home. I have been there and understand you very well.

    Do not worry, everything will come into place and you will find your way to financial success. The answer might be at a Home Based Bussiness where you are the manager, the employee and the shinning star of a great bussiness.

    God will guide you, just trust and ask for the path to be shown. Be blessed, now, we both do what ever we want and are happy and safe of disrespect at home. You with your horses, me with my dogs!!!!
    3879 days ago

    That kind of decision takes mucho cajones, but you gotta be true to yourself and do the right thing. It will work out for the best, and you will be all the healthier for it! Karma shall reward you in spades! You can do it!

    In the mean time, rest, recharge your batteries, and enjoy doing whatever you want!

    3881 days ago
    Good heavens, have I not been subscribed to your blogs? I remember looking at the one before this, but sorry I've been remiss!

    Love reading them...gotta go now to my riding lesson though...and hopefully I can get my work done tomorrow...sorry I'm a bad little spark friend!

    You're a brave woman! Seriously, I am all admiration!

    3882 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/23/2010 3:45:18 PM
    Hi I am new to knowing you but decided to drop by after your comment on my photo. I will go back and read some of your earlier blogs. We started at Sparkpiople at about the same time. I wish you the best about finding a new job! Being made to do things unethically is not on, so proud that you stuck up for your self! emoticon
    3884 days ago
    The headlines read:

    'Debie:doing whatever she wants'

    AWESOME!!!!! I love hearing the lightness in your blog!
    Cleva xxx
    3884 days ago
    Good for you! You will find a better job but until then you have more time for horseback riding and beading. Have fun.

    3884 days ago
    What a great weight to have lifted. Good for you! Everything will work out in the end.
    3884 days ago
    Congratulations on what sounds like a very big change for the positive!!!
    3884 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3971384
    Best of luck to you. That had to be a hard decision to make. I hope you will find something more rewarding soon.
    3884 days ago
    Debie, I hope you will find something else quickly. I believe you will be blessed for doing the right thing. I hope so, anyway! I'm sure your "old" job is going to miss you! You're a KEEPER! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3884 days ago
    Good for you. It is a very freeing experience to walk away from unethical people. Some how when you least expect it, the right opportunity will come your way. I believe when you "Do the right thing" something good will come of it. YOU ARE emoticon
    3884 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your experience it will help others who are trying to make a "right" decision too. Best wishes as you search for another job that is more rewarding. Take one day at a time
    3884 days ago
    Enjoy it until you have to be back to the grind. I always know when I made the right decision because I feel exactly like you described! Life it too short for that!
    3884 days ago
    I am glad you are happy and I hope/pray you will find the funds/job that will enable you to live a joyful existence. Take care.
    3884 days ago
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