Post # 1
I started a new job about 7 weeks ago. I don’t like it. It’s not what I was told I would be doing and I’m sitting in an office/storage area alone. Co workers are not very friendly which I am NOT used to because at my old job, we were all so close and everyone is so friendly (and there were like 15 women). I know that you don’t go to a job to make friends but it’s a nice bonus. I left because I thought money was more important but I’m beginning to realize that it’s not everything if you’re working a job where you’re miserable every day. And really, it’s not a substantial amount more money. I have to leave for lunch everyday because there’s never an empty seat in the lunchroom and we’re not allowed to eat at work areas. The other girls in my department give me an attitude when I finish my work because it makes them look like slackers.
I had dinner last night with my old co workers and my old boss and she told me they miss me and I could have my old job back if I wanted without losing my seniority or anything. I’m just afraid of burning bridges if I leave this new job so soon because a few of the higher ups at this new place are friends of my parents. I must add… they are not real friendly to me either. Sorry for the rambling… I’m so confused!! And my husband’s pissy about it and isn’t supportive because he thinks I’m never happy and can’t make up my mind. What should I do?
Post # 3
life’s too short to be at a job that makes you miserable, while your old job where you were happy is still welcoming you with open arms. Seriously, if the money isn’t really that much of a difference, just let you new boss know that you tried it, but its just not the right fit for you and you are moving on
Post # 4
@MrsSl82be: Agree. I left a job where I loved my bosses, but they sold. There were people around that I just couldn’t tolerate to have to work with, I only stayed as long as I did because the bosses were so lovely and kind that I just couldn’t bear to leave them. The second they sold I was out the door and have been completely happy ever since. Life is just to short to be miserable, especially when you spend more time with those people than your own family.
Post # 5
If you’re old boss is assuring that you can have your old job back then it sounds like a no-brainer to me. If you think about it, we spend the majority of our lives at work and being around co-workers so you should enjoy that. It’s a huge part of your life. You don’t want to dread going to work everyday. And you certainly don’t want to feel any regret.
Post # 6
Agree with others – to me 7 weeks is enough time to know you don’t like something. If I were you I would go back to the old job. I did something similar a few years ago and don’t regret it for a second. I left a new job that was closer to home to go back to my other one because of the atmosphere.
Post # 7
Being stuck in a job you hate is the worst feeling in the world. You’re bringing home all that negativity with you every day, it sticks with you like a cloud. If the pay isn’t much of a difference I agree with the PPs, go back to your old job and gracefully bow out of this one.
Post # 8
Go back, but get that in writing before you tell your current job you’re leaving- you don’t want a surprise from your boss’s boss popping out at you and killing the deal after you burn bridges.
As for the current job, just tell them that you appreciate the opportunity, but you don’t think the job is a good fit. Leave it at that. Give notice, though- don’t just run out the door.
Post # 9
Haha your husband sounds exactly like mine. I’m having trouble sticking to a job lately because I want to be happy and not hate my job so I leave with hopes of getting a better job and then I’m still unhappy!
I think if you were happy at your old job, you should go back.
Post # 11
I worked in a job like that, but I stayed for three years. I hated it, every single day. Life is way, way too short.
Just curious – you sound like you were really happy at your old job. What made you leave?
Post # 12
That sounds like it sucks. Do you think they’ll warm up to you after some time? Like, did you maybe replace someone they really liked and they’re feeling resentful?
How much money are we talking here? I agree with all the PPs who said that life’s too short to hate your job!
Post # 13
Thanks for all the opinions ladies. I left the other job because this job became available, it’s supossed to be a good place to work… I guess I just thought that the grass would be greener 🙁
@Juliepants: I know for sure I didn’t replace anyone they liked. They’ve changed the job responsibilities for this postion multiple times. I also found out they’ve had like 3 people in this position over the past 6 months or so that didn’t work out. Now I think I know why. Money wise it’s only about 5% more than the old job but I hadn’t received a raise from the old job in 3 years due to a freeze.
Post # 14
I’m currently searching for a new job so I can leave a job where I am miserable. I’ll likely be taking a huge pay cut to do it too. As long as the money is enough to get by, go with a job you enjoy.