(Closed) Career Advice Needed!

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: What would you do in my position/
    Leave now! new boss is crazy and training seems like a good fit for you : (44 votes)
    96 %
    Other - I have too strong of an opinion to choose to stay or go... : (0 votes)
    Stick around and see how things pan out with the new boss, its only been 2 months : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
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    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I think your “cons” for leaving your current job are so minimal and barely impact you at all, so go for it! Sounds like the other job would be a great fit for your (future) lifestyle, and the stress of going into work and being micromanaged will probably get to you after a while.

    As long as you are organized enough to work from home and stay on schedule, the new job sounds wonderful!

    You need to prioritize yourself and YOUR family, not your ex-friend-turned-pscyho-boss πŸ˜‰

    Post # 6
    Member
    2224 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have one question, you said you think training is your calling, but you like programming more. Which do you enjoy the most?

    Post # 7
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My first suggestion was going to be to talk to your new boss when she’s calm and not acting crazy about ways you could work together better. But based on some of what you report, maybe that’s a lost cause. Only you can say. But along those same lines, have you talked to your old boss, told her what’s going on, and asked her advice? Maybe she or someone else needs to check in with and mentor your new boss during the transition.

    WRT the new job: I assume you moved from training into programming for a reason. Do you really want to move back? Or are you just trying to do whatever you can to get away from your new boss? If it’s the latter, I wouldn’t move back into training just because it’s an immediate and convenient solution to your situation. If you want to be in programming long term, then look for a new spot in that area if you’ve determined you need to make a change.

    Post # 8
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    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @bestbuddies:  Best of luck to you πŸ™‚ Keep us posted!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @bestbuddies:  If you’re so heavily relied on in your department, then you’re boss shouldn’t have gone psycho on you and created such a hostile work environment. 

    Tough cookies to them – Right now it seems like switching jobs will be better for you in the long run.

    Post # 11
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    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @bestbuddies:  Go for the new job. At least interview. I think that you know it isn’t working out and chances are it won’t get better. I have a program manager (not my boss, but he is in charge of everyone in the division but me) who I love as a person, but is a crappy boss. His style doesn’t work for me and I no longer love what I do. It isn’t getting any better as time goes on and I am looking. If the perfect position is up now, go for it.

    Post # 14
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    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Switch!  There is nothing worse than dreading going in to work every morning.  I’ve been in a job where I liked the job itself, but the manager made it unbearable.  I quit, and it was literally the smartest thing I’ve ever done.  There comes a point in life where you need to do what’s best for you-not for those you work for.  Good Luck! πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
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    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’d say switch. I’m sorry, but her telling you that you might have to wait to TTC is nuts! You have to look out for YOU and your family, not anybody else’s feelings. If the new position makes you happier in the long run, gives you more flexibility, isn’t a pay cut, then I say go for it. πŸ™‚

    Don’t stay because you’d feel guilty that they rely heavily on you. That will be their problem, not yours. I say this because I just left my job where I was my boss’s right hand person. However I was significantly underpaid and had no room for growth. I know it put them in a bind, but I approached my boss about more money and she said her hands were tied. So then it became her issue to replace me. I left a job that I loved, but ultimately I had to look out for myself and my future hubby. 

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