Post # 1
Hi All –
I have posted on here previously about my Office Manager being a slightly childish person. Well I am now back for more advice. I’ve been with my company for a few years and feel extremely limited in my position. I’ve spoken with my boss about moving forward, going up the ladder, etc. At first, he was all about it, very supportive and now that I’ve brought the topic back up with him, he is changing his tune.
I know what I need to do, however, I’m not 100% sure I should do it. While my job is repeatative and draining, I know I will never get laid off, I have a steady pay check coming in and I do enjoy a few of the people I work with. I know I can’t stay based on the personalities I enjoy there and I can’t stay because I don’t want to hurt my bosses feelings, I am just terrified of starting new and potentially making mistakes with a new employer.
I’ve gone on an interview with a well known company, I did well enough to meet with the COO the same week. It sounds promising and they respect I need to give my employer 30 days notice as they are not in a rush and want to find the right fit for their company. Hypothetically – if I get this job, I most likely will get paid more, have more duties/responsibilites and can work towards my long term goal as they love to promote within. Again, I am TERRIFIED. I am currently comfortable and I know in order to get past this, I need to get out of my comfort zone and work on doing what is best for me.
Should I bite the bullet, quit (if I am offered the position) or should I stay because it’s steady income? A job right now is still hard to find as I technically have no educational credentials and I only have work experience. I’m at a loss and I really don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings because I’m such a people pleaser that I end up unhappy myself. =( I just need words of encouragement.
Post # 2
oatmealwalnut: You definitely shouldn’t quit unless you have signed a contract at your new job and everything is official with that. But if you get the new, better job, that also pays more, I don’t see the problem. It sounds like an upgrade in a million ways!
Post # 2
Jump on that new job. I stayed far too long in a company that was draining my soul out of me because I felt like if I left, it would cripple the rest of the staff, who were mostly people I liked and didn’t want to screw over by leaving. But I did, and I now have a job that doesn’t drive me to tears on a regular basis, and guess what? My old staff is just fine, and in fact several of them will be at my wedding in a few months. I was really worried about starting a new job, too, especially since it was completely different from any of the jobs I’ve been doing in the last fifteen years, but it’s been a huge blessing. Go for it!
Post # 4
I don’t think you should quit until you have received a formal offer and contract, this prospective one sounds very promising and it will certainly lift your spirits if you get it.. fingers crossed for you 🙂 If it doesn’t work out then keep looking you will find something that is perfect for you.
I hate my job at the moment, not just the role but the people I work with basically act as if i am invisible. Fiance and I moved countries and I struggled getting work so took a role a level below my previous.. in the hope it would make me more appealing in the new country. I am only on a contract which finishes up at the end of the year so I’m holding out.. I cant wait to leave and daily wish I could quit but it wouldn’t be fair on Fiance for that stress and I think I would be more down not working.
Post # 5
mmaru: Thank you! That definitely helps solidfy my feelings should I be offered the position I am hoping for!
miss-honeybee3: I know how you feel – my office is the same. As they like to say there is no hierarchy there definitely is! The end of the year will be here soon and then you won’t have to work with those muppets!
Post # 6
Sounds like yoube made a decision already. sounds like the newer job would be great for your career!!
Those other coworkers won’t pay you bills!