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07 July 2015

My job is driving me crazy and I'm waiting to find out about another. Had a job interview last week and am waiting on an offer or a rejection and in the mean time, work is driving me crazy. How's your work (or not work) life going?
Work has been driving me crazy. And just last week, it stopped bothering me so much. I attribute this sudden change of heart to an event -- well, I can't really get into the specifics here because I'm all shy and super-private and stuff and you'll notice that I rarely post things about work or my apartment or my neighborhood or my family and -- oh shit, where was I? Oh, yes. Work.

Let's just say it was one of the oldest cliches in the book. You work your ass off, hoping to win a little perk, a little prize. Not a promotion, not a raise, but a significant improvement in working standards nonetheless. And all your hard work is for naught. The ass-kissers have won the prize.

I was extremely pissed for a few days and then I just . . . divorced myself emotionally from my job. I can't just go through the motions and half-ass it. It's not that kind of position. But I really stoppped giving a rusty f*ck. I told myself that there's no point in screaming and hollering. If they won't recognize your hard work, just don't work so hard.

"Doctor, it hurts when I go like this."

"Don't go like this, then."

posted by jason's_planet 07 July | 21:35
Driving me crazy too.

I've been doing a solo act for my manager as far as preparing proposals goes for years. But there is more business, and more proposals, and more checks and balances and reviews on them, than there was in the past. So now I'm getting.... help. After doing this job for the last 5 years I would have liked it if they would have at least considered me for the promotion to proposal lead, but they brought in someone from outside. I understand why; the guy is more qualified than I am with a better business/finance/management background (I'm an engineer), but it's hard not to take it personally. Maybe it's time to find a new position within the company. 5 years is about the longest I've been in one position. A change of scenery could be good.
posted by Doohickie 07 July | 22:56
Mine is rather slow and dull at the moment, but it's not too bad. I can work 4 10-hour days for most of the rest of summer and fall, so I'm compressing the boredom somewhat.
posted by JanetLand 08 July | 10:27
Mine is stressful at the moment. I've been doing the job for 15 years, the first 10 years at a lower level, the last 5 at a senior level. But the role is changing, despite resistance from a hundred-odd people who don't want to see their jobs change so drastically.

This groundswell of negative opinion to the changes senior management are planning has led to them holding a number of focus groups, workshops, etc., culminating next Thursday in an entire day of ... something. Brainwashing, cheerleading, bitchfest, I'm not exactly sure. But most of us think that this is lip service and they'll push through the changes anyway and wait for those of us who hate the new world we're faced with to leave or end up on long-term sick leave.

So, in a bit of a state of flux at the moment, and not very happy about it.
posted by Senyar 08 July | 11:09
Still waiting on the job offer/rejection. It's been over a week but there was a holiday and key people tend to be on vacation this time of year. But still stressed.
posted by octothorpe 08 July | 12:01
Right there with ya. Driving me crazy, overstocked with drama, lots of negatives. Starting to look.

Good luck.
posted by Miko 08 July | 21:58
Well, at least the recruiter emailed me today today that I'm still in consideration and that they'd give me an answer at the beginning of next week.
posted by octothorpe 09 July | 19:27
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