(Closed) Not Good – Long

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

Oh girl, I couldnt even follow all that drama let alone try to work in it. You are NOT a failure. At all. I think what happened to you is actually illegal and you took yourself out of an unbearable position. There was no way you could have stayed there and been happy and done your job plus your assistant’s job. Did you file any formal complaints? Not that it matters at this point…

My first concern is obviously money; you and the hubby have enough to pay bills for awhile right? Since you gave them 2 weeks notice will they pay you for the next 2 weeks?

It bodes well for you that you already have an interview. I would work on how you are going to explain quitting to your potential employers. I would use some PC words such as “unprofessional environment” and DO NOT bad mouth your old company.

Post # 4
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1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

wow. i a so sorry you were put through that. i work in what i would consider a fair toxic corporate environment, but its nothing compared to what you were forced to deal with! it may not seem like it in the short term, but i think you made the right call. with out the support of HR and/or upper management, that situation was never ever going to change. your health and wellbeing are worth more than a job, and not sleeping and being over run with an insane workload and rude coworkers is not healthy.

keep your chin up. enjoy your 2 week paid vacation (they begtter be paying you! if you gave your notice and they told you not to come in, then they are legally obligated to pay!) and make job applications your new full time job!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know if there’s anything you can do since you already quit, but it sounds like you were being harrassed at work. I would at least discuss your situation with a lawyer.

Post # 7
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1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sit1010:  It sounds like you absolutely, without a doubt made the right decision.   You went thru all the chains of command you could to stop unbelievable behavior, took on many many jobs at once, and then upon realizing that you were physically/mentally exhausted, and fighting an uphill battle GOT OUT!  Props to you for realizing you are better than that.  Although money is a HUGE factor in our world today, job satisfication is also highly important.  HECK, we spend 3/4 of our lives at work…no need to be miserable, or anxious.

I truly believe you will find something wonderful.  Being an accountant opens many opportunities for you, in many different companies, in many different departments!  As far as having a lapse in work, well, I honestly think that you would not have made such a drastic statement had you not been able to navigate thru the loss of income for a short time (just an assumption).  Good luck!

Post # 9
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

Hang in there! Sounds like quitting was a really good thing and its very nice to hear you can live off your current incomes (yay for budgeting and saving!).

Post # 11
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933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sit1010:  Yes!  Reach out to your contact at company that you previously had an offer with that you turned down. It will be awkward, but just let them know you’re looking for a X position with them. It may not pan out but… it might.  In that spirit, reach out to all the people that have left your company. Take them out to lunch or coffee and ask them about the places that they’re working. In a way it can work out for you that so many people left your last company. You can feel comfortable talking to them about your job search.  

Post # 12
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hey girl!  Just wanted to let you know that I hope everything is going well!  I think that you did the right thing – and I am sure that youll find a job that is better than the last!  As a fellow accountant – I know that your experience will really help you out on the job market!  Good luck!!!

Post # 13
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1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i know you want to be done with them but i really hope you go after them for your accrued PTO. it is illegal for them not to and i hate when companies take advantage of employees because they know they care wear them down! damn the man!

from NC dept of labor:

“Also, any earned vacation must be paid at termination unless the employer has a written forfeiture clause which clearly explains how the earned vacation can be taken away.”

so, if your job was in NC, then it is definitely illegal for them to not pay you out for any paid time off you accrued. the only exception is if they have a clause saying they won’t pay and there is no way your HR lady wouldnt have known that when you quit. and it’s unusal enough i feel like you would remember it.

i think its ratehr classless that they terminated you after you gave your notice, but i guess that’s not a law that they have to.

 

@LucyLaLa:  i agree thats an excellent idea! networking (as much as i hate that term) works!

 

Post # 15
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@sit1010:  Do you have your Associates? You can substitute teach with that. Pay isn’t too bad and schools are always looking for subs!

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