Post # 1
I’ve been at my current job for 1 1/2 year. I really enjoyed it at first and unfortunately, slowly but surely, its been harder to get up and come to work. Without getting into the nitty gritty, my boss has issues and has been treating myself and other employees like shit. Two employees working the same job have quit in the past year because of her. It’s a lot of drama, cattiness and just straight up bullshit. I’ve been applying for other jobs for the past couple month, but not very aggressively.
I was told today that my job is being cut to part time due to lack of funding. My boss didnt make any attempt to try and get me to stay on, saying that hopefully the job will be full time again in the fall but she doubts I’ll still be here. She “won’t be surprised if I find something else.”
With that said, I’m torn. I kind saw this coming, just wasn’t sure if it would actually happen, and so I was going to stay and keep the part time hours until I could find another full time job. But now DH, my mum and my previous coworker, who I’ve stayed in touch with, all say I should just put in my 2 weeks now and say “screw her and the organization”. Technically, we don’t need my income, it’s more of a supplement and savings. I also have quite a bit in my savings if we absolutely need it, which I doubt. It would just mean cutting back on extra spending.
What do the Bees think? Should I stay, possibly be unhappy and get half the income until I can find something fulltime (the logical choice) or stick it to the bitch, put in my two weeks, concentrate on finding a full time job (and have the extra time to work on house projects and training our new pup)?
Post # 3
If you don’t need the money and feel financially ok without it, quit. We work practically our whole life… a little break never hurts.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
If you don’t need the money, I think you might as well put in your two weeks and look for a full time job. If you would prefer to work, then work while job searching at the same time. Either way, don’t stay any longer than you need to, it sounds like a bad work environment.
Post # 5
While I don’t think you should work somewhere that you’re unhappy, I would stay until I found another job. I’d start aggressively searching & get out of there asap.
Post # 7
I posted on your other thread:
It’s significantly easier to find another job when you are currently employed than when you are unemployed. It sounds counterintuitive but it’s true. Whether you are part-time or not is besides the point. You don’t have to shout it from the rooftop; waiting until the interviewers ask and explain that there was a budget cut. I would not recommend quitting without another job in place even if you can swing it financially.
Post # 8
I would be more aggressive about job searching, but not quit this one until you’ve definitely found something else. In my opinion, it’s the responsible way to do things, and I would never give up any type of an income without having first secured another one. You never can tell what the future will bring, and if something will happen that changes your circumstances.
Post # 9
Sorry guys, I double posted the thread. Since deleted. Thanks for the advice!
Post # 10
I also say this from experience. I was working a job a year ago that I absolutely hated (like came home crying about it everyday, hated it). I was so so close to just quitting but I couldn’t bring myself to do it without having found another job. Two weeks later, my FI got laid off. Had I quit that job, we both would have been unemployed and very much in trouble.
Post # 11
It is much easier to land a new job when you are currently employed so I wouldn’t leave until you’ve secured a new position.