- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
I konw you cannot tell me whats best for me, etc. but, i would love to know your thoughts.
I have been at my current job and LOVED it up until about 2months ago. My boss got promoted to a new position in a different department. my boss was great 🙁 sad day. well, my work BFF was promoted to be my boss. I was so happy for her, we knew our relationship had to change but its was ok…it was all for the greater good. plus, my old bff being my boss has got to be good for my career? RIGHT? well, WRONG! my new boss turned into psycho boss in a day. she is micromanaging like crazy. I work very, very badly under micromanagement. I cannot do it. I am an IT professional, in a great career, I dont even need a boss let alone a micromanager. so, you can imagine how awful this is. anyway, I used to be a trainer (at another company), i would train people how to use the system that I now program. And a position just opened up (same company, different department) for what i used to do!!!! so, I emailed the director and asked for a quick meeting to discuss… I meet with him monday. here is my problem: I dont know if switching jobs is the right thing to do. here is my pro/con list:
huge cons of my current job: no schedule flexibility. Darling Husband and I want to start TTC this year. I am afraid of how difficult it will be to be in this job and have a baby. my new boss even asked me if I am still planning to get pregnant this year (she knew this cause we used to be friends) and said that i have to wait until after our big yearly project is over! what???!!! my boss is a micromanager and i no longer love my job.
pros of potential job: scheduling flexibility: I can work from home except days that I have training classes (twice a week). very hands off manager (the type I need/want). i have the perfect personality for training, its kinda my calling. I dont loveit as much as programming but I am very good at it…i do enjoy it.
Honestly, I feel that I am a seriously hostile work environment with my new boss, and everyone else agrees. other people are also looking to leave. I think I need to get out NOW. She has even threatened to write me up for looking at her wrong. no joke, she said she could write me up for looking at her the way i do sometimes because its non verbal abuse!!!?? what? I am VERY easy to get along with a friendly . 🙁
both jobs will be the same pay
A big con of switching jobs: the training department and programming department dont get along. they are kind of rivals (silly I know). so, my director and boss wont take my move well at all. plus, me leaving kinda puts them in a bad spot, I am heavily relied on…..no one else knows my job. I have been begging them to let me trianing someone else on it for a very long time!!! and they recently finally let me start training someone as my back up :D. another con is just the stress of switching jobs etc.
thoughts? opinions? would you switch jobs if you were me???