Convince me not to quit my job yet!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Aquaria:  You should console yourself by applying to new jobs everyday. Track your progress in an Excel sheet so you can see a tangible reminder that you are on your way out. Remember that dealing with a bitch is better than not being able to pay your bills. Remind yourself that the economy sucks and there is no guarantee you will get a new job right away. Ask yourself how long you can comfortably live off your savings and if there will be anything left.

And most of all, remind yourself how sweet it will be to resign for a much better job where the lazy bitch won’t be 😀

Post # 4
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Wait until you have a job lined up. DBF didn’t and ended up working for $8 an hour just to have something

Post # 5
312 posts
Helper bee

@Aquaria:  This sucks. I hate one of my coworkers too. I was actually sitting her being upset about it just before I saw your post and realized I should follow the advice I am about to give you. Seriously, this is the little pep talk I just gave myself:  Your coworker is pointless, her existence shouldn’t matter to you at all. Keep doing your work like she doesn’t exist. When she is rude or inappropriate – ignore! Interact with her as little as possible and definitely try not to think about it when you are at home. 

Well, obviously I haven’t been successful with this. In my situation, I asked for a transfer to a different department. I don’t suppose this is a possibility for you? If not, I second the other posters in looking for a different job. I so hate to see people have to give up a position because of other people’s stupidity but sometimes there’s no other option. Good luck!!

Post # 7
240 posts
Helper bee

Is there any way to document these instances and file a complaint with the HR department? Or go talk to them about your concerns? Since you love the job, it would be a shame to leave it.

If not, definitely wait for another job before you resign. Waiting will also give you the freedom to be selective when you choose your new job–and make sure you not only love the job but also the people.

I’ve been in a similiar position before and took the other route–I resigned. It was really, really hard. I ended up working a low-paying job to tie me over (plus I ended up in grad school). While I’ve now landed at a job I truly love (one that I wouldn’t have ended up at had I not left the former job), it was a very difficult road.

Post # 8
3197 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Aquaria: If she is texting you and you did not give her your number, you need to go to HR.  That is harrassment and something they can use to remove her from the work environment.  

Post # 9
312 posts
Helper bee

@Aquaria:  what the hell, that is crazy! what kind of stuff does she say? Seems like a dumb move on her part to put it in writing like that.

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