(Closed) Really stressed about needing to quit this job. Advice?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you really like it and want to keep doing the job, then maybe explain to the manager that you are really trying your hardest, but it is taking longer for you to get the hang of it. Maybe he will grace you a longer trial period? Or do you get the feeling that he wants you to quit?

Either that or you can just explain to him that it is not working out and thank you for the opportunity. Don’t keep doing something b/c you feel guilty. If you think you are going to keep getting hurt and you don’t want to do this anymore, then just thank them for the chance and quit. You will be fine!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Quit. You have a very real physical reason, I would quit based on that alone and not even consider the fact that you can’t keep up right now. 

I worked at an awful retail job last year and while I loved everyone I worked with the job itself was way too stressful with the amount of crazy customers we had (called the police twice on them in the 4 months I was there). I quit and I felt bad because I really liked my boss and coworkers but I felt such relief on my last day!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@soyjoy222: I agree, talking to the manageer seems like it would be a good choice.

 

@jldown2: If you feel like you could approach your manager with all this, tell him what you told us- that you love the job and love the people, but you know that you aren’t working as fast as they’d like. Explain your medical problems, and see if he will be willing to give you a bit more trial period to see if you can improve. If it doesn’t get better, you can quit knowing that you did everything in your power to stay, and your manager will see that too.

If you aren’t comfortable with your manager, then I think that a physical condition is definitely a valid reason to quit, and you should not feel guilty about it.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t get this stressed about a part-time minimum wage job…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Sunflower–girl: You would if you had a Master’s and couldn’t find any jobs for it… the economy isn’t good…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Sunflower–girl: When it’s all you’ve got, it’s not “just part-time and minimum wage” – it’s a job.

I know how you feel. I just finished my Master’s and didn’t get awesome jobs like others in my class, so I’m working part-time at an ice cream shop. Even though I make minimum wage, I’m thrilled to have something to get me out of the house. Because it’s related to your health, shouldn’t feel bad at all about leaving! Maybe have a talk with your manager, and explain the situation. Maybe he can come up with a solution, especially since you’re such a good employee, and you really enjoy the job. If not, nobody is going to blame you if you are physically unable to do the job. It’s not like you aren’t trying. I’m sure he knows that.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

But there are other minimum wage jobs that won’t cause stress.  And I am not trying to be better than you, I have been looking for a job for 3 years now.  I just don’t think you should stress about a part-time job especially when you stated you can get by on your husband’s salary.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I am responding to the two people that addressed me.  And it was pretty much a general comment.  

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wow! Sounds like it was a great turn out for you. He sounds like a great business owner, and since there were no hard feelings, maybe someday you can go back if you need to!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

double post.

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