Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Well, Crap.

You know, I don't think I want too much. Just a pleasant, stable job, where I earn enough money to live my boring little life, pay the vet bills, keep the house from falling down, and put some money away for retirement. I'd like a secure and mildly stimulating job where I don't want to stab myself in the eye with a pencil before noon most days. I want a job I can settle into and do well. A job I can keep until I, God willing, can finally retire. Is that too much to ask?

I think the odds are good I'm going to get a new boss, at the very least. {At the very most, I'll be thrown overboard with my current boss, because oh yeah, I think he's about to be jettisoned.} Our new overlord has a very different view of how things should be done than my current boss, and the chemistry isn't good, to put it mildly. This is one of the most uncomfortable and unpleasant work situations I've ever been witness to, and I've seen my share of developer drama. I'm just keeping my head down, my mouth shut, and plodding through my shitty day. My resume is updated and uploaded, and I am actively looking for a new job, again. This time I will take my time, think hard, and look before I leap.

5 comments:

ellen kirkendall said...

I'm sorry this is happening to you. Looking for work is not so much fun. I hope you find your dream job this time, your wish list does not sound like too much to ask.

Anonymous said...

Geez, woman. Next round will HAVE to be better! You deserve so much better.
K

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping all this upheaval turns into a really interesting job, maybe a 20 minute commute (would that be OK?), lively good-natured co-workers, pleasant surroundings and good benefits.

All fingers and toes crossed for you,

Gae, in Callala Bay

Anonymous said...

How do you know what the job is going to look like from the INSIDE until you are IN?

Catherine said...

Anonymous: Yes, there is always that. But I think I should have taken more time and played harder to get. I was anxious to make 3/4 of what I used to make, instead of half, and figured I could make it work. The good news, if there is any, is that I'm not crazy, and it's NOT me. I do know that, and I don't take this personally. I just don't wanna play.