(Closed) What if I don't *want* to be like my boss?

posted 6 years ago in Career
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I hear ya.  I was in the same boat at my last job.  The boss was a workaholic and an alcoholic whose family life was in shambles.  But he was making money, so it was all worth it to him.  He couldn’t understand why I would ever not want to put in 60 hour weeks there.  Um, how about because the company sucks, and I actually like my family, so I want to just do my job the best I can and go home in time for dinner?  I resented his attitude, really.  That’s a big part of why I quit.

That job was just so I could make money to support my family.  The job was not, and would never be, my life.  

I feel totally different about my volunteer work at the vet’s office, though.  I’ve texted my husband many times that I was going to be later than I planned because an emergency surgery came in at the last minute, or and interesting case was in.  I’ve never made a dime from that place, but I love being able to help out there.  

My husband says my face lights up whenever I talk about the vet’s office, but even if I wasn’t really saying anything bad about my old job, I couldn’t help but scowl when I mentioned it.

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