Tuesday, February 05, 2008


More glorious than it sounds I am sure, and it was a TOTAL leap of faith from me. I mean serious I work in HR I make fun of people who quit their jobs who do not have another to go to.... Today was the straw that broke the camels back. IT FEELS GREAT!!! I am so excited and happy about what the future holds (hopefully new job soon)

So I have been waiting FOREVER to blog about work. I refrain from it at all times, because to be honest I am glad to have a job. 2 actually. And I actually like both jobs. Its not the job that was the problem it was my manager.

Here is how it all went down.

She hands me a report its from a gov agency and is due Feb 12th. We have 170 stores!!! So I politely ask

"Oh how long have you had this? Its showing its due in 1 week?"

"Oh that? Oh its been in my office for a month"

WHAT THE FUCK!!! I have been talking to the husband for a month now about finding a new job. And I have been looking. TRUST ME I HAVE BEEN LOOKING!! I had an interview with the state 3 weeks ago and still have not heard anything. No letter. No call. I have called and left polite message but I am assuming it safe to say they are not interested.

So moving on.
After I cooled down after the whole "report" thing I took a walk. I called the hubby to tell him "Today is the day" he wished me luck and told me he loved me.

I turned to my manager and said "Can I talk to you when you get a minute?"


So an hour goes by and I am STEAMING!!! Flipping the fuck out mad!!
And then I finally "readdress the situation" And ask if she was ready for me.

I walk in and close the door and hand her my letter.

Yep IT WAS FUCKING FABULOUS!! I then went on to explain why, and how her and I have been butting heads, blah, blah. That my last day would be in 2 weeks

She said "She knew this was coming"

I explained this was one of the reasons why I was leaving. I mean someone who busts there ass for you, bends over back words is a good worker and your response is "I knew this was coming?"

I was FUCKING PISSED, but I am always looking for the silver lining and having finally found the courage. I stayed positive explaining things that I was promised when I was hired had not happened and blah, blah, blah.

She asked if I had found anything and asked me to stay until I did, she said she was disappointed and did not want me to leave, but added I needed to do what I needed to do.
We both agreed that our field we are so busy putting out everyone else's fires that we missed addressing our own friction.

So its good, its way more detailed than that and I am glad I was able to finally put it all out on the table. It feels good. She said it would take 4-6 months to replace me and I was a great employee although it took me resigning to say it...... I am on cloud nine right now. I feel very blessed that our talk went the way it did. She also disclosed some personal issues that are going on in her life, which I asked her why she did not say anything to me. I mean I am human if I had known even some of it I would have easily put up with more shit that I wanted to... Everything happens for a reason. She said she would be happy if I used her as a reference, and she is glad we had a chance to talk...

So its all done. I QUIT MY JOB!!! WEEHOOO And I get to keep it until I find another.....

Yes I am that FABULOUS!!!


Magnolia Sun said...

Good for you and good for her and even better to keep it until you find something you really want. I guess this means you have to do the report.

RWA said...

Well done. I quit once, and it felt great. Work had become quite a burden.

I didn't have anything else lined up, but I just couldn't take it anymore.

Good luck with the search.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Magnolia- Yeah the report needs to be done, it will probably take me till I leave anyways..lol

RWA- I feel 100 pounds lighter. Even without something else lined up I needed to do it for myself. I am actually surprised at the outcome, I thought she would get pissed and ask me to leave right away. It was a nice surprise.

Vi said...

Good on ya!!!!

Lady Wanderlust said...

It's funny how I finally found a job and you just quit yours. Thanks for the advice and encouragement comments you left on my blog. Good luck with everything!

lifeshouldbestereo said...

You're happy, so I'm happy for you! I imagine you must feel such relief. I too refrain from blogging about work for the exact same reason... one day I will use that same header than the one on your post ;)
Good luck with finding a new job.

mSjEnA said...

Good for you!! Good Luck searching !

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Vi- It felt good!!

Lady- Its weird huh? And I am one of those "Hr people" who sift through tonnes of resumes.... ironic?

Dee- you just never know.. call me paranoid but there are certain things I just would not want people from work to know.

Mrsjena- Thanks I am going to need it!

Guilty Secret said...

Congratulations! I remember that feeling... it is fantastic!

THE ZOO said...

Oh boy I wish I had the courage. I quit my last job because the boss told me everyone else could have overtime and not me(he was truly crazy). But then I was out of work 3 months. Took awhile to recover and I love the financial security, but the bitches at work set me up to fell (simular story to you) and Im so close to being fired Ive been bringing my stuff home already. I hate it because until they backstabbed and lied on me I loved my job. And yeah now I have attitude at work but who wouldnt. I hat micro managing. And of course whos in charge of my reveiw and raise (yeah right) now, the bitches, my lead and supv...

Im looking to see whats out there trying to get away. Durn it , my Christmas Bonus this year wouldve been $500 too and my vacation and loss sick leave???

BTW since youve been in HR, do you get paid for ypur vacation time if you get fired???

Thanks for letting me vent.

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