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Quit my job of 15 years! Played with vacuums to celebrate
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Post# 395067   7/16/2018 at 08:37 by Kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I have worked at 4 county mental health for just shy of 15 years. I LOVED my job for 10 of those years. The last 4.5 years however have been a challenge and everyone kept telling me to get out, Esspecially Shaylee. Well I finally did it. In an HR meeting I didn't like what she had to say and so she had to sit and listen to what I had to say. Rather loudly I might add. Felt so good! I have another full time job already lined up so I'm more than good. I went home and playes a little in my vacuum room to celebrate. My last day is the 27th.

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Post# 395073 , Reply# 1   7/16/2018 at 09:27 by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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That's how I would de-stress too! Sounds like you already have it worked out. Sometimes it's just amazing how things work out! My other two friends lost their jobs (we know one of them smile).  And they were able to find new jobs very quickly. Sounds it like it was fast turn around for you too, Phillip!


We need to have a mini-meet soon! Kenny

Post# 395080 , Reply# 2   7/16/2018 at 10:43 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Good to get out of a bad situation.

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Might it be stressful to still go there until the 27th?
I was told, years ago, in a seminary, "Never hang around people who don't believe in you, or where you're not appreciated". Wise words.

Post# 395083 , Reply# 3   7/16/2018 at 11:28 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Im still detoxifying

From the last 12 years I endured, As soon as we get moved I will find something else, may try something on my own, , in any event, Im so glad to be out of that place I was in.

Post# 395085 , Reply# 4   7/16/2018 at 11:32 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Isn't it awful to be in that situation?

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We've all been there. I worked in schools that were awful, then, some were great.
Some bosses were excellent, a few were nuns. Others..............
Still, the torment, drudgery, anxiety. It's always great to rid yourself of toxic people and situations.

Post# 395089 , Reply# 5   7/16/2018 at 12:40 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Good deal, Phillip

Glad to hear you got out of the negative situation.
Prayers and best wishes for you in the new (ish) job!

I know that the physical and emotional strain of my job is responsible for the majority of my health problems.
But I literally have zero prospects for anything better.
So I can really relate, and give you a lot of credit for getting yourself out of there.


Post# 395090 , Reply# 6   7/16/2018 at 12:48 by akabent (LEFT Coast)        

Hey Phillip!   Congrats, but so glad to know you had another position lined up FIRST!  I've known a few who made that critical gaffe and sadly, deeply, regretted it.  So yes, you are 'good to go!' and should celebrate!  Again, congratulations!  I just hope you will have Vaca time in June!!!  Your attendance is anticipated and required!!!



Post# 395093 , Reply# 7   7/16/2018 at 14:25 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Yes!!!!! We'll write a note, if needed.

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"Miss Hathaway, bring in a pad and a pen."

Post# 395098 , Reply# 8   7/16/2018 at 15:42 by Kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Vaca should not be a problem.

John, today all I could think Was why did I give them 2 more weeks lol. HR told me in a very snide tone. That I was expected to do my best these next 2 a weeks. Wow after all these years that's the respect I get from the HR devil. The same lady who was there 1t years ago when I was hired. Oh yes I made the right choice!

Post# 395110 , Reply# 9   7/16/2018 at 20:49 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        
Sorry I missed your call today....

I am so proud of you for bettering yourself and your family, because you will all benefit from you being in a better place! You should tell the HR bitch in a few days, "ya know, I think I'm done here"! F**k her and 4 County...let them see what they'll get, and realize who they lost! Right on brotha!

Post# 395112 , Reply# 10   7/16/2018 at 20:55 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Hey Phil now you can come to Chicago for another visit...many more places I need to take you!

Post# 395115 , Reply# 11   7/16/2018 at 21:49 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Congratulations on bustin' a move. I hope your new position is everything you expect it to be. Like others, I'm very glad you were able to do it with a firm exit strategy in place. Finding new positions has always been a long and protracted process for me.

Post# 395129 , Reply# 12   7/17/2018 at 06:00 by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Phillip, good idea to get out of your job & move onto something better. If you were finding the mental health facility was getting harder to work for & your work conditions worsening, that's not a good thing.

Toxic & stressful work environments are never a good thing to have to endure....whether we admit it or not, we DO bring it home with us & let it impact our personal lives. There are people who claim "I can leave my work life at work"....yes, some people can do that but it's so much easier said than done! Especially if something negative has happened at work & you're worried about it. And we all know the negative health effects stress has on your physical & mental health.

I wish you the best of luck enduring the next 2 weeks & starting your new job. Hopefully your new work environment is much more pleasant for you.


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