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Old 09-21-2011, 06:44 PM   #1
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I Pulled the Plug

Well, I did it. I pulled the plug at work. Stupid. I have nothing else lined up, but I figure the stress of looking for work beats the stress of being in that hopeless environment.

I'm on the clock. I have two weeks to line up something else. McDonalds, here I come.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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I Pulled the Plug

Well, I did it. I pulled the plug at work. Stupid. I have nothing else lined up, but I figure the stress of looking for work beats the stress of being in that hopeless environment.

I'm on the clock. I have two weeks to line up something else. McDonalds, here I come.
Brave step Val. If you need anything let me know. Heck, you'd probably be manager at McDonalds in a week and make more cash. Keep us updated.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Brave step Val. If you need anything let me know. Heck, you'd probably be manager at McDonalds in a week and make more cash. Keep us updated.
Thanks, man. It didn't feel as liberating as I had hoped. I came home for lunch to talk it over with my wife. Luckily she was more relieved than upset (she was a little upset though). Things were done verbally this morning. I thought maybe my supervisor and I would have a couple of days to come to our senses and discuss the underlying issues, but by this afternoon they had hauled me into HR, handed me a blank sheet of paper, and told me to put it in writing. So I did.

The telling part of the whole deal was their seeming unwillingness to talk things through. I would have been happy to try to salvage things, but alas its too late. I haven't spoken a word to my coworkers yet, but I have a feeling that once word gets out, I may be only the first domino. Everybody is overworked and stressed out. I just had the balls to stand up.

I just did a quick scan of listings from the Minnesota Dept. of Economic Security. There are a couple of prospects that just opened up today. Must update resume.

If I need anything, I know who to call. I've got you stored in my contacts list. Maybe some prayers and advice on being a house dad.
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Hope it all works out Val. Bold move. Work stress isn't worth it.
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More power to you. It can be scary taking that leap... but stress of a toxic environment (that you are at 1/3 of your waking hours) can kill you.

I took the risk of asking for a department switch a year ago to get away from something similar. I could have ended up with nothing, but as you said the stress of no job is better than the stress of that job.

Stay strong, keep working at it. If you need resume help or advice shoot me a PM.
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It'll all work out for ya Val. Your a strong man and this is just a blip on the radar. My guess is something better comes along and you'll be glad you did it.
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If I need anything, I know who to call. I've got you stored in my contacts list. Maybe some prayers and advice on being a house dad.
Both coming your way.

Advice...enjoy the time as a house dad, and the extra time with the wife and kids. You'll get another job, but won't have many opportunities like this. That's all I have.
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Sorry for the temporary discomfort.
I have had to do the same many times, BUT all have been worth it.
Hang in there buddy!
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