I finally quit my job

The last six months have been a nightmare, with restructuring followed by one poor management decision after another. We’ve had people crying in the bathrooms, and I’m the fifth employee to leave (out of 30 non-temps). It was a tough decision in todays economy, but I was breaking apart.

Indeed I am.

The lack of updates lately is a direct result of the issues at work, and my final month probably won’t be much better. Upper management didn’t take it all that well when ‘another one’ decided to quit, so although there are no open hostilities, the mood at work remains ‘interesting’.

It’s amazing how little action it really takes to change something so drastically. A signature and thirty minutes of conversion, was all it took to send me on my way to something else. I have no clue where this will take me, but it’s hard to imagine myself ending up someplace worse.

13 Responses »

  1. Keep your chin up man! It will all work out in the end.

  2. Thats their bloody loss .. poor management skills are the root of most bad working environments.

  3. Good things will come in time.

  4. Can be a great weight off ones shoulders to finally quit or be fired. I’ve tried it once, and it was a very good thing for my life in general.

  5. Management are being little bitches about the whole thing. I’ll never understand the need to ‘get even’ with an employee that quits, because all it does is enforce an already poor perception of a workplace.

    In the world of Libraries in Denmark, there are rarely more than one or two degrees of separation between anyone, so all management accomplishes with this is making sure that anyone really qualified to replace me won’t apply… genius.

  6. Good luck and all the best!

  7. Good luck! I went through something similar a few years back, so I can definitely sympathize. It was rough having people I thought were my friends not even talking to me afterwards, but it ended up being the best decision of my life. I hope it turns out well for you.

  8. Most companies do a lousy job of training management if they do it at all. A lot of managers get promoted into the role with no experience in management. They “fall up” as I like to say it and are left to figure out how to actually manage. It doesn’t work well.

    Glad to hear you are happy with the change and good luck!

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