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Applied for a new position at work

Sunday, October 07, 2012

After much thought, I applied for a new position within the company. It's not what I really want to do, but the stress wouldn't be so bad.

There are many reasons I want to leave my department. There is a lot of double standards and favoritism. I can never get straight answers from my supervisor or manager. The company won't hire more people for the department even though we need it. Quite simply, the stress is overwhelming. So much so that I slept for over 20 hours from Friday night to Sunday morning.

The advantages of the new position (if I get it) are less stress, a supervisor that I can usually get a straight answer from, and I would only be working directly with one other person. I won't feel as obligated about overtime or get as angry watching others slack while I bust my butt.

The disadvantages are I don't want to run a machine forever and being more isolated could affect my depression. Mandatory overtime is more common, but not to the point of 15-20 hours a week.

I truly believe that if I don't get out of my current position, I won't last much longer there. I am too outspoken for my manager's liking and my knowledge scares my supervisor. I guess I'm a threat some how.

It's been a hard decision to make. I like what I currently do, but I don't like how the department is handled. Yeah, in some ways, I feel I'm being run out. But, I know that this isn't a battle I can win and I'm tired of fighting.

So, I'm hoping that I get the new position and learn to like it. Wish me luck!
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  • v SWEETSADDICTION
    a good boss likes having people with more knowledge than they have sorry to hear you have had a bad boss. favoritism or nepotism it is all ugly.
    1356 days ago
  • v CHRIS3874
    Good luck I am trying to do a similar thing within my organisation- primarily becasue I am SICK to death of doing what I am doing. Best of luck!!!
    1356 days ago
  • v ATTACKFATCAT
    Good luck! It may not be what you really want to do, but sometimes the stress of who you work with is too great even when you are doing something that you enjoy. Do what you need to do to get work stability and take care of yourself. emoticon
    1356 days ago
  • v PRINCESSCHUBBIE
    Good luck on the new position! I've worked in an unpleasant department before and the stress from it affected all aspects of my life. I couldn't take it anymore and ended up taking a lower paying job at another company in a position I never thought I would do or like and I ended up LOVING it. Sadly I had to quit when we moved.

    Good luck!
    1356 days ago
  • v 1EMMA2011
    Sounds like a great plan! Stay with it and you can do it. It's not worth so much stress. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1357 days ago
  • v CAYCESMOM
    Good Luck!!
    1357 days ago
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