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Looks Like I Will NOT Be Going Back To Work

Thursday, January 03, 2013

My boss came over and talked with me last week. He listened and said it would most likely be possible for me to come back part time, but that my position was full time. He said the office manager would have to manipulate the budget to make it work. He was also agreeable to me working from home most of those hours. He went on to say I was the only one he could trust to do this job.
Today I call the office manager and he said that the position has to be full time and that "the boss" (same one who came to my house) said he had to have someone full time and to be there at the office.
So it looks like I have been taken in by the boss again. I don't think I can do it! I have been through a lot of emotional upheaval with this job, one thing was in 2011 they tried to give my job to someone else and that fell through for them.
So I can't take the broken trust and the back-stabbing and always being in the hot seat.
So we will have to tighten our belts more and I will have to be on my husband's insurance, which will cost more a month now.
I cried half the morning, but I thought, "why?" I wanted to quit anyway, so what's the problem?
Turns out the problem will be money. With faith, we can make it. My husband does all right, but we live in the most expensive part of Texas. Wages are higher here, but the cost of living is too.
Thanks for reading this ramble.
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    I was worried that they were going to suck you back in anyway. Your health is more important. Trust that you will be provided for. You do not need the stress. You know what it does to you already.
    Hang in there!
    1965 days ago
    Linda, I know you feel betrayed by your boss but consider the source. He does not have a good track record. He just needed someone else to do his dirty work. Remember that many times things that look like a terrible blow actually end up being a blessing in hiding. For now I am sure adjusting to the less money will be hard to begin with but it may be worth it for the blessing it will bring! Stay positive and try to forget.

    1966 days ago
    You have skills, so maybe now is the time to look for part time work at something you would like to do---and use your contacts you made at your job to see if anyone needs a part-timer. And apply to see if you qualify for unemployment---never hurts to try. That would help ease the financial stress.
    1967 days ago
    Linda, I'm a real believer than if God closes a door, he will open a window. If you can leave your job and pick a target time - a month, eight weeks, whatever - wherein you don't do anything but meditate and pray and consider where you should go next, an answer will come to you. Give yourself time to separate from the negative side of your current job - it will fade in time - and "rest up" for the next phase, whatever that may be.

    There are other options, from temp work to self-employed to substituting to consulting... there are things out there to generate some income. But you need a chance to catch your breath and gain some perspective. Thinks me...
    1967 days ago
    Sorry to hear about the stressful situation. I'll be sending you my well wishings and hugs.
    1967 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2013 11:18:48 PM
    I'm sorry to hear that your plans fell through. But I retired at 62 and have never regretted it despite having to cut back on a lot of expenses.
    1967 days ago
  • OJ_2_OK
    hey, if its that stressful and you were only going back part time, don't worry about it. Besides, if you want another job, find another part time job that isn't stressful. Any thing. I worked part time at macy's and loved it. Do something you like if you are. But if not, its better that you don't impact your health. :)
    1967 days ago
  • MARTY19
    Well, you got what you wished for. I wish in part that it would happen to me. I am so tired of the stress with my job. emoticon

    1967 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    Things happen for a reason. Stress shortens your lifespan. This just might be a blessing over all. Maybe you will run into a part time job you can do from home. Offices all suck.
    1967 days ago
    Health Ins. is taking a big cut out of everyone. Hang in there and take care of you.
    1967 days ago
    1967 days ago
    Sounds very similar to what happened to me last year about this time. Finally in March, I took an early retirement. Now living on hubby's income and covered by his insurance.

    It's taken me all this time and I'm still de-toxing and de-stressing from all that mental turmoil. (Knife wounds in the back are nearly healed!)

    And it's worth it. Oh, is it ever worth it!!!

    If you can do it -- Go for it. emoticon
    1967 days ago
    emoticon Happy Thursday To You!!!

    Just A Reminder:
    Luke 6:31-34 NIV
    31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Our Father Takes Care Of His Children! Rest In That Truth.
    Love & Blessings!
    1967 days ago
  • IAM_HIS2
    Linda, your boss is typical of today's bosses. There are no real leaders and their word is of no value. So I am very thankful you do not have to work in that kind of environment.

    As for the money, I am in the very same place. However, finally I have stopped worrying about the money and have been asking God to show me how to please Him. Because when you focus on loving God with your whole heart, mind and soul, everything all comes together.

    No, it is not easy at first. However, when you real think of the alternative, you have so more more to gain. My prayers are with you everyday. I know that good will come from this. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1967 days ago
    You know God has your back - he never fails us!!! He has something else for you!

    "The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you".

    I will pray for you friend!
    1967 days ago
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