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Old 05-26-12, 07:52 PM   #1
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IDK, what it is. But I'm not happy with my job anymore. I'm not happy doing my job. I'm not happy working here. I don't like what I'm doing. I hate working night shift. I don't know if it's due to the bullying that I've gone through and still going through. I don't know if it's due to the slander I've gone through probably some of it has something to do with it. I could have about 20 employees not talking to me right now. Just not fun being here.

I'm talking to my friend "w" about it and he told me I won't find a job in the city that pays this much! and he's right! So, feel stuck really. I hate doing overtime here. I know there's more to life than money but sometimes I want to "quit" now. Don't know whatelse to say.

I'm not happy. This is the longest that I've stayed at a job. Just not doing it for me. Now do I go into a job I hate because of the $$. IDK, anymore.

I think I need to get out, I'm confused. IDK.

Maybe I could switch shifts in the future! IDK. Should I apply for another postion? IDK.
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Old 05-27-12, 02:46 AM   #2
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No harm in having a look around to see if there's anything else out there that might suit you - test the waters. Sometimes you can feel totally stuck in a rut when unhappy in a job and it affects all areas of your life. Not sure what field you work in, but how about looking at trying to find something slightly different, a fresh start. A change is as good as a rest sometimes. Not sure ho important the money is for you, but if it makes you happier in the long run then taking a slight dip in salary might help.
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Old 05-27-12, 10:26 AM   #3
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I'm really thinking about it for the first time. Really thinking about moving on. Hmmm...wait and see.
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Old 05-27-12, 11:32 AM   #4
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If you have any other possible way of supporting yourself, and I mean any, then you need to quit immediately. You can't spend 1/3 or more of your life being miserable. Some homeless people are more at peace than you.

I haven't worked in a year and I'm still happier than I've ever been,and I have schizophrenia. I have the peace of mind of knowing that in all likelihood I won't be bullied anymore.

Who cares if you take a paycut? Some people take huge paycuts and move to poor countries, and find that they're much happier than living in this greedy, fast-paced, competitive culture.
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If you have any other possible way of supporting yourself, and I mean any, then you need to quit immediately. You can't spend 1/3 or more of your life being miserable. Some homeless people are more at peace than you.

I haven't worked in a year and I'm still happier than I've ever been,and I have schizophrenia. I have the peace of mind of knowing that in all likelihood I won't be bullied anymore.

Who cares if you take a paycut? Some people take huge paycuts and move to poor countries, and find that they're much happier than living in this greedy, fast-paced, competitive culture.
Totally and completely agree. Life is too short. That's why I'm thinking so much about this. wait and see. Thanks, you get where I'm at!
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Old 05-29-12, 06:53 AM   #6
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Sometimes I walk round London and I see all the luxury things there are and the people with their huge pay packets and fancy this and fancy that. When you look at their faces then look into their eyes you can tell that most of them are not happy. They have it all but they are not content. They will never be content or happy, it is written all over their greedy faces.
-----I went to Africa a few years back and saw things out there, some shocked me but others surprised me and the whole experience made me stop and think. Entire extended families all live together in what is called a compound. This is an area of land that is fenced off and several ramshackle corrugated iron shacks are built on it. There is a standpipe that is the only water supply and a communal cesspit that buzzes with mosquitoes and serves as a toilet. There is also a fire in the centre of the ground for cooking. Compared to us they have nothing but when I was invited to visit my BF's compound and meet his family I went. I met some of the most kind, generous and lovely people I could ever wish to meet. They had very little and what they did have they were willing to share. They were also some of the most happy and content people I ever met and some of the most gentle. Yet before I met then I wondered if they would resent me being as I came from a rich country and compared to them I was a very rich woman. That was not the case at all. I ended up staying in the compound with these lovely people for three days and the women gave the job of looking after the babies. Their happiness and contentment rubbed off on me and I saw a whole different side to life that I had kind of been aware of but had not thought about too much. I think i would have stayed longer but my BF took me back to the hotel in case they started sending out search parties. I still smile when I think about those warm, beautiful people. They have so much that they could teach us if we would be prepared to learn.
-----I would take a pay cut if it meant being happier and more contented. It seems to me that the job is making you miserable, but it is not even that really is it, it is the bully who is the cause of a lot of the problems. I would consider going to a solicitor about her and see if they can help before looking for another job. If she is bullying others then you all need to get together and work as a team to get her sorted. I always found getting them on their own and threatening them with something works well too, or making them look a complete idiot in front of everyone. There is more than one way of skinning a cat. Bullies are usually cowards.
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For me the Bully is the beginning of the end for me here. It's terrible.
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Sounds like you would be better off some where else. Go for it.
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Old 05-30-12, 02:18 PM   #9
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Thanks guys for the replies. Problem is there is a union here and she a shop steward and her boyfriend is twice her age and is president of the same union. Just tired of it all. I'm going to hang in there for now but I think I need a happier, friendlier environment to be in. The management and the union here is a joke. Never seen anything run so poorly before. I've been in other union environments but this is the worst I've ever seen.
Honestly don't want to work for a union again after my experience here. It's horrible.

I feel abused here and just not by her by other employees also, she's dragging others in. Heck, she got her whole department involved and tried to get a fellow employee fired. If that isn't manipulative what is?

After everything done here though. If anything else goes wrong with her I've decided to make a statement against her. But since I'm not talking to her whatelse can I do?

Just feel better to leave when you see what a sucky union and management I have here. What's the point!

My reputation has been ripped apart, my character attacked, my work ethic attacked because of this I have trust issues now with people. There's no morality here, no dignity, no shame, no decency. Never seen anything like it before in my life.

Starting fresh would be good. I still try to hold my head up high and keep trudging along but don't know how much more I can go through. If it wasn't for all this I probably would of stayed there for life. Whatever!

Thanks for the replies everyone.
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