Thursday, June 28, 2018

It Has Been A Touch Nuts Around Here



A lot has been going on around here.  And a few things are going to change.  Once the girls were out of school my work schedule ramped up and recently it was looking like my overtime schedule was easily going to carry over into July.  I was fine with it as I could put the overtime pay to good use, but the reality is that by the time we were done my summer would basically be over.  And I haven't had a vacation yet this year.  The girls have band and cheer camp starting in August plus the school district has changed the school schedule for next year in order for the first semester to end before the Christmas break.  This means school is starting a week earlier this year.  The chances of us taking a vacation in August?  Nil.

Earlier this year I shared with you some struggles I was having at work.  I love my job and what I do.  In fact, I'm really good at it.  And I love the company I work for.  There are many, many benefits I have to working there and if I can hang in there I will be able to retire early and retire well.  I know I can hang in there, however when you have to work closely with a miserable human being it takes its toll on a person and I'm exhausted from it.  I am to the point now where I despise this person and that is just not me.  I don't despise people and that is not a healthy way to spend my day.  She isn't going to change, but I can.  So I applied for a transfer and although I will no longer be doing what I enjoyed and was good at I'm going to be doing something else that I know I am good at and I'm quite certain will enjoy as well.  I'm also the only woman on the team and I am really looking forward to that.  I have to admit, I don't do female dramatics well, I lack the patience for it.  It makes me crazy.


My new boss is super excited to have me join his team and we get on great.  He and I have worked a lot together on various projects and have a good rapport.  I also enjoy the guys on his team and they are excited to have me join them too.  I think it is going to be a good transition for me and much less stressful and far less effort than my futile attempts to make things work out at my old position.  I'm willing to bet it will make a really big difference with my overall health situation as well.

In addition to my new position I won't have to work the crazy overtime schedule any longer and will be able to spend that time with my friends and my family.  That to me is worth far more than the overtime pay.  I'd much rather be with my girls, my kitties, my chickens and my home.

So that is the good news that my girls and I went out to dinner to celebrate last Friday evening.  I'm very happy about my new job and my new hours which are 8:00 to 4:30.  Still able to get my girls to their activities plus I'll get a bit more time in the mornings to get my day started and home early enough not to feel rushed to get dinner on the table.  I think I'm really going to love it.



28 comments:

  1. Good for you! IME, stress can greatly impact health. I retired early, due to health, but the causation was working in a very toxic work environment, due to a new boss who is downright horrid, pulled some illegal stuff, but I used that, thanks to my Union, in my favor. It's all good, this is a great chapter in my life. Breathe.

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    1. Toxic work environments are horrible. No doubt about that. I'm glad you are on to better things!

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  2. Sounds like an excellent solution. If you can't change the problem (and you have tried) time to move on. You already know you work well with that boss and can get along. Guys are so much easier to work with than women. Unless you get women who are like minded as you then it's okay but I don't do all the drama that a lot of women bring with them. Plus I always felt like I had to be extra careful around women because they change on you so fast. Give me men to work with any day! If you have a disagreement so what it's usually over with before you go home. With most men they can see that not every thing is an emotional issue and needs to be kept in the invisible filing cabinet of their mind. I have also had trouble in the past with women trying to make me look bad at work when I am doing my job and they aren't doing theirs. This is just a ploy to get the attention off the fact that they aren't working. Live and learn. You tried your best with her. Since you have a few more years to work better to look forward to each day than dread working with a difficult person who won't change. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Crystal I really appreciate it. I couldn't agree more with everything you've just said. And it doesn't hurt at all that the rest of my old team misses me and isn't happy with this change! :0)

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  3. Good for you! TheHub is going to leave a job that has been requiring 12-14 hour work days because some things are not worth the money.

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  4. That's great! I'm happy for you. :)

    Melinda

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  5. Congrats and enjoy!!! Janie

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  6. Congratulations on the job change! Sounds like it's going to be positive for your whole family, not to mention your sanity.

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  7. Hey, congratulations, that's great! I don't do well with the female dramatics either so I feel your pain!

    Tania

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  8. I'm glad you're out of there! I agree, female drama is especially horrible and your health is too important for that nonsense.

    It's nice knowing your colleagues miss you :)

    I'm excited for you!

    D.

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    1. I have to admit, I feel better knowing I'm missed. The guys were literally pouting about it yesterday. LOL

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  9. Congratulations!! This is such great news! I'm so happy for you.

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  10. Sounds like a win, win, win!!! Congrats and enjoy!

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  11. I am sorry it has been rough for you at work. I admire you for making the wise decision to move to another department. Sometimes you can't stop the bulldozer but must get out of its way.

    Good job.

    Jeannie@GetMetoTheCountry

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  12. So glad you were able to find a good way out of that toxic situation...I know first hand how it wreaks havoc on the body...there was a time when I dreaded going to work because of an awful coworker...it was a day to celebrate when she finally got fired...















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    1. It sucks a lot doesn't it? But I feel much better now!

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  13. Congratulations! This sounds like a great move for you. :-)

    - Molly

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