Post # 1
I have had thr same employer for a little over a year now, and on several occasions considered leaving. The people I work for think very highly of themselves, and can make thinks much more difficult than they need to be. But that could be tolerated, however, the people I work WITH are an interesting group. Since the behinning of the year I have found out that my manager is a coke addict, several of the other employees deal drugs, or do drugs, including the person I work directly with every day. And we had an incident earlier in the year when a few people got arrested for attempted murder. Its just an insane place to work. But besides all of that I had an accident at work a couple months ago and have been off work since. I have a workers comp claim and have been going to the doctor and the physical therapist and while it is getting much better, I still cannot perform the duties needed for my job without pain. I could return to work now, but it would not be pain free, and my doctor wants me to wait until I can go back without any pain. My employer however seems to think she is a doctor and can tell me what to do. I have recieved more mean harrassing phone calls since ive been gone than I ever have. I am thinking about just quitting. And while financially it may not be thr best idea, as it is I have been out of work 2 months and the doctor restricted me another month today. I think it would makenit easier for everyone if I just took my leave. Then they could replace me and I wouldnt have to be yelled at any more. If you were in my position, what would you do?
Post # 3
Can you interview elsewhere? I would try to secure a job someplace else before quitting, but I’m not in your shoes =(. So sorry to hear you’re dealing with that.
Post # 4
i think it doesnt matter the money, the hours, anything, as long as your HAPPY at work. and it doesnt sound like you are. there is nothing more stressful and upsetting than a bad work environment. If i was you i would leave and look for another job where i was treated well and was happy in. good luck hun that kinda choice is never easy!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t just quit. It sounds like you might have a claim for workplace harrassment or something along those lines. I would consult with a lawyer and see what your options might be.
Post # 6
You shouldn’t quit if you’re not even at work. I get that the workplace sucks, but it sounds like you’ve been home for the last couple months. Start looking for a new job (if your doctor thinks you’d be ok to start working soon) but let them keep paying for your health problem while you can. Unless you have tons of money laying around, some annoying phone calls are worth having your medical bills paid.
Post # 7
What’s your line of work? How much do you need the money (do you and your Fiance live together / does it make enough to cover basic needs)?
My fiance and I are all about taking risks to ensure our happiness. I left my stable web development job to work freelance, and after a couple rough months, I began making more than I did before. After I stabilized, my fiance began a startup, and it’s my turn to support us. The startup may or may not work out, but he’s taking on a challenge and is doing something interesting. We also learned to cut costs as much as possible so we have the freedom to take these risks.
I’d start looking for another job to get these toxic people out of your life.
Post # 8
@sunsetchristy: Im in the restaurant business. I really dont need the money. Fi makes enough to cover everything, I just use the extra money I make to buy extra things or put towards the wedding. I was going ro be moving in a few months anyways and leaving my job, so it is just happening sooner than expected.
My parents have offered me a job with their business over the summer, and while its not the best work, at least the boss is nice. =) I’m going to try and focus on healing and enjoy not having the extra stress from working there on top of what I already have. I appreciate all of the support, and advice. =)