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Well, I finally did it! I gave my two-week notice at work. After the first week in August, I will likely be much more in earnest in seeking the right job(s). I really needed to get free of that place. It was dragging me down.

For anyone who might worry, I will be receiving a 401k payout to help with the transition period. No, it is not the ideal answer, but getting much needed repairs on our two vehicles and being set free to seek more suitable employment just seemed the best way to go about it at this time rather than continue to feel trapped in that job.

For anyone interested in why I needed to leave a place where I have been for eight and one-half years... many tasks I was given to perform were "supposed to take" only about a third of the time that they actually required. Management wants to hold us responsible for what we could not possibly get done. If we voice our disagreement about the unreasonable time restraints, we are considered to have a negative attitude.

I think I will be suffering feelings of failure related to terminating my employment -- since I am very introspective and conscientious, but I have high hopes of a better, brighter outcome.

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I wish you all the best switching jobs emoticon

It might not be ideal but I know it will work out emoticon

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You are not a failure. Your managers are. They obviously don't know what it takes to do the job you do, and therefore shouldn't be managing people who do what you do.

Good luck in finding a job with competent managers.

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Wishing you all the best, Old Warrior.

You're doing the right thing: Taking good care of yourself.

That kind of job is a killer. It seems you managed a good exit, so I'm sending you best of luck for landing a much nicer and satisfying job soon.

*hugs*

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I send you best wishes, too. You are absolutely not a failure. I have worked that kind of job and it kills the soul. You are doing right to get out of it. I hope that you find work that you love, very soon.

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Old Warrior, I'd say lasting eight and one-half years, makes you strong, dependable, and more than worthy to any company out there with decent managers!
You survived longer than I would have. And probably left under better circumstances than I would have.. emoticon
I wish you all the luck in the world...
THINK POSITIVE...and positive things will come to you!♥

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When I was job hunting recently and they would ask in my interviews what I like least in a job, I told some of them that I didn't like it when a manager didn't understand the job they were supposed to be managing. I worked at a restaurant years and years ago where they hired a new manager who had managerial experience, but no restaurant experience. He didn't know what he was doing, and wouldn't accept input from the staff who had been doing their respective jobs for years.

Of course, I only gave this answer when the jobs I was applying for pretty much required managers who had done the work themselves.

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Good luck. Hoping you have a really great job lined up soon.









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Thanks everyone for the encouraging replies.

I had a 20-minute phone interview today for a part-time LTC driver position. Now I have an in-person interview for Tuesday afternoon (August 11th). I have great hopes for this job, even though it is not full-time and has no benefits. Starting wage is $11/hr. I am leaving a full-time $11.80/hr. job.

It is technically "seven days on" (Thursday thru Wednesday), "seven days off", but the Saturday shift ends early Sunday morning (most of that Sunday being off). For me it will seem like a day off in the middle of my work week, then get seven whole days off! emoticon

The LTC driver position is a very late shift, approximately 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., but I am a night owl and have been used to nearly the same waking hours already in my current second-shift job.

I have done delivery work before and would much rather do that than feel trapped in a static location. emoticon

Maybe I can get some other part-time work for the off weeks....

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If it's work you would enjoy, then go for it! emoticon I just hope your state has expanded Medicaid. emoticon

The job I landed recently is only part-time, but I found some side work that should take me through to early winter, if not longer. Keep at it, and don't rule anything out!

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