Post # 1
Would these things ultimately make you quit?
- For 2 years we had a firm administrator who stared at all the women’s chests and was never reprimanded or fired (it happened daily).
- This administrator gave a fellow employee the option to take a demotion or quit, based solely on the fact that she did not take his crap and called him out on the bull shit. (yes she was difficult…but he was staring at the girls chests!)
- Someone tends to be fired or leaves every 3-6 months. High turnover rate.
- After one Partner of the firm offers you a position to move to another office, the other partner you work for decides to ignore you for a few days and then lodge a complaint that you have not been doing your job for a month, immediately before your yearly review (the review had been completely previously with glowing remarks)
- During said review processes, you are handed the marks your peers and superior’s gave you for your job, and also any comments. Comments regarding conflicts with your personality and any unnecessarily negative comments are NOT removed and you are allowed to view them.
- One employee quit stating that she was not given the same opportunities as any of the men at her level. Sorry…make that at least TWO women who have quit for this reason. Another woman in line to become partner, is being held off for this position solely on the fact that she would probably be having more children soon.
- A year a go you requested that your title be changed to better reflect your roles and responsibilities. You were denied this title based on the firm structure and the pay level it would correspond with. You are currently training your replacement so you can transfer offices. She informed you that the advertisement she responded to in the paper indicated the job was with the higher title you had previously been denied. So basically you are training someone to do your job…and she has been automatically given a higher title.
Ya….this is what ive been dealing with for 3 years. I will be TOTALLY screwing the company over if I leave right now.
Post # 3
Although it sounds like a really toxic environment, I wouldn’t quit without having another job lined up.
Post # 4
@Bostongrl25: Agreed. I would be beginning my search for a new job and then quitting. My SO wants me to just quit right now as he has faith i would find something quick…i’m not that big of a risk taker though. (FYI i’m in Canada, so we haven’t been hit with job losses nearly as terribly as the states was)
Post # 5
@Rush1986: I can relate to your position, more than you know. I worked there for three years before finally quitting. Best move I ever made.
Post # 6
To be honest? I’d seek out a lawyer friend and ask him/her about sexual harrasment and retailiation. If you know enough people that experienced this kind of behavior and then quit or were fired, you could stat a class action lawsuit against them.
Post # 7
I would get another job lined up and not give two hoots about screwing the company over – unless you are leaving some other poor ladies behind. In that case, I’d give them a heads up. You have to do what’s best for YOU.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t leave without another job. Although that sounds like an awful environment, with this economy, it is too big of a risk.
Post # 9
I wish it was easy to quit a job without worrying if you’d find another. I wish you the best of luck in your search for a new one as I’m doing the same.
Post # 10
Yikes! If you can do it, go for it….but the economy is tough so it may be best to secure another job before you quit this one…
Post # 11
Depends on your situation, especially in today’s economy it takes some people months to find a new job. If you another way of supporting yourself financially, then do it!!! QUIT
Post # 12
Are you an accountant? Sounds like the ish some of my friends who are accountants have gone through. I don’t think you owe extreme loyalty to your job especially since they have treated you so shabbily. If I find a job, I’d be out of there so fast their heads will spin. Well, do give a 2 week notice though.
Post # 13
@Rush1986: If you can afford to, put on you walkin’ boots!!!
Post # 14
Aside from sexual harrasment, the rest sounds like situations I’ve encountered at various corporate companies. If you’re unhappy then definitely leave, but I would secure something first. In terms of screwing them now if you left – you won’t and who cares if you do? When I left my first job I thought they’d be in trouble when I left (no one knew what I did, I had no backup, etc.) but quickly realized that everyone’s replaceable. In my current job I am again a one-woman show, but know that if I ever left there would be a transition period where someone learned the role and then things would continue as normal.
Post # 15
I would start my job search now, and leave as soon as I find something new. I would not leave without another job lined up though.