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so, the few of you on my facepage already know, the 2 month nightmare at the old new gig (the one where i was pretty much blatantly lied to during the interview process on many many things----plus after 61 days, i still hadn't received a 45 day review) is over.
I accepted another job offer a week and a half ago and ended up walking out at the craphole a couple days later....i really tried to gut it out until this past week, but hit my limit. It's the shortest time i have been at a job, and the only job i have been at where i didn't give and fulfill a 2 week notice. I start new gig in a week and a half and am gonna enjoy the rest of my time off.
While the last two months have sucked...and i am not a religious person, but the way things panned out...there had to be some higher force that led to the series of events that was making my life miserable over the last couple months.
1) the job itself: i thought the job prior to the last one was horrible....it was almost like i was being told "you thought that was bad, enjoy this one you mf'er"
2) the job i will be starting: i called out one night at the craphole...the moment i sent an email to my wife to let her know i called in to work, i received an email about a career fair going on that night and that i should go. I went, had a prescreening interview and was scheduled for an interview the next day. a week later i had a job offer. just the fact that i got an offer from a job as a result of going to a career fair and that i happened to call in the night of the career fair without knowing about it until seconds after i call in just seems really coincidental.. and that whatever was happening to me the last few months, they decided that I gained a lot of perspective over the past couple months.
while my schedule isn't optimal, it is better than what i could have...and i will get two days off to look forward to a week instead of not knowing what my schedule was going to be for the next week until about a day or two before.
You gonna miss the OT pay?
I bet that was nice to put some of that in the bank...but what's the point of it if you can't even enjoy it, right?
Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
Upvoted that. Congrats Rob.
actually, it wasn't worth it. when i come in one day to find out that in a few days i will have to work a totally different shift (6p-6a), come in and find out I have to come in on my day off with only a days notice, not even have a schedule to know what days i have off, to be told about 10 minutes before i leave that i have to stay a couple extra hours (when they knew well before that point that they were going to need me to stay)......couple that with the fact that I have been fed nothing by lies from the interview, and throughout my two short months there (no 45 day review, we were supposed to have all these new people start that was going to get us on somewhat of a sane schedule---heard that for weeks, and no new people started, me getting a move to first shift) and the fact that anytime i specifically requested a day off, i was thrown on the schedule (had to leave my sons birthday party to go to work) it was just a big mistake. i gained a lifetime of perspective in the two months I was there.
i am not necessarily driven by working your life away just for money or by the desire to accumulate as many material possessions as i can....my ride is paid for (although the wifes vehicle is not), i am driving it until it makes no sense to dump money into fixing it ==although with a brother in law that owns a shop, it is pretty affordable for me to get my car worked on...the only thing i really splurge money on is with baseball caps/hats (and i maybe get a new one every 2 months or so), but with what i will be making, and the fact that health insurance premiums are covered 100% as far as the benefit package is concerned, i will not necessarily bring home as much as I did working 15-20 hours of OT a week, but I won't be hurting and will be better off than the job i left to go to the craphole. There is more potential opportunity. i have talked about going to school in the past, and this would fit in with one of the things I would have considered going back to school for, but I could get specific guidance as to what area to focus on to take advantage of those opportunities.
I don't have an outrageous mortgage and don't have a whole lot of credit card debt....and so the value of my free time is worth more than having it held hostage at the whims of bad management and staffing.
Yep exactly my point, your life needs to be as important as making a living, otherwise, what's the point ?
exactly...i got to look forward to a day off every 2 weeks, and that day was spent catching up on sleep. no point on existing if that is all you have to look forward to.
You already know I am happy for ya bruh
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Good luck Rob! Enjoy the time off between jobs too I bet your kid is loving having you around.
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