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