- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2016
So I am currently an office manager of a large cardiology practice. I’ve been here for over 10 years and was offered this position after I graduated with my bachelors degree in business management a few years ago. The past year, I have been BEYOND stressed and have started having panic attacks, and have just really not been myself and it’s obviously taking a toll on my health, but I also have a fiance and three daughters that have been catching the effects of this. My position I’m in is good money, but I”m beginning to feel like it may not be worth it, considering the stress. I am essentially on call 24/7 for 25 doctors and PA/ARNPs…. My cell can start ringing at 5 am and not stop until 11 at night some nights. Not all the time, but a lot! In a different season of my life, this job would be great — i.e. when I don’t have 3 young children at home and a multitude of activities to do with them — but right now, this just isn’t for me.
So I have an interview tomorrow at a local magazine publishing company for more of a support position within the sales team (non managerial), but an old friend of mine works there and has definitely moved up in ranks over the years to sales, marketing etc etc. This is making less money, BUT it’s closer to home (no tolls and less gas $$) and offers a lot of family friendly benefits. My question is, if the interviewer asks why I’m wanting to leave my position, should I be 100% honest?? I don’t want to seem like I’m too stressed to handle tough things, but at the same time, I hate lying, and definitely want to convey that this position just isn’t right for me right now. Any thoughts ladies?? I’ve been praying for something to happen in 2016, and they called me first thing this past Monday morning to set up an interview after I did a phone interview before the holidays! I’d love to hear some suggestions! Thanks 🙂