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Old 03-25-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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So, like, I fired my job

Yep.

I have become - to the best of my knowledge - the seventh person in the last eight years to resign from a continuing or continuing-track position entirely because of the behaviour of the immediate supervisor of our department. Given that we only have five or six staff that is a shocking record.

Senior management are well aware and have recently done a minor reorganisation which is IMHO a useless placebo gesture, somewhere between rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic and transferring the pedophile to a bigger parish.

So, I bloody quit.

Dammit.

Apart from the #$%^ of a manager, there was a lot to like about this job. But it just wasn't worth the continual head-#$@% involved in remaining.

I have no mortgage, no dependants, plenty of savings, and good relations with two previous employers in this city; and I live in a country with (official) unemployment just over 5%. I'll live.

Now if I had my car back from the smegging mechanic I could shoot through for a few weeks of beach bummery. Alas, not yet.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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Good luck with that. Nice time of the year, Fall. Enjoy it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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Damn! Sorry, I totally understand. Well the "not worth it" part anyway.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:21 AM   #4
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Sorry it went that way, make the best of it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:42 AM   #5
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It is Monday, my stomach hurts, and you are my hero. Sorry it was so crappy though.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #6
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Did that 6 months ago. Told my immediate superior to shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

From his own mouth, he's not a manager and in my own opinion a very poor computer programmer. He developped a new feature for the application, told me it worked but could use some tuning to perform faster then goes on vacation. He came back and began to rant because it wasn't working. It didn't because most of the calculations were wrong from the start and I had to rewrite nearly all of it. That was the proverbial straw.

The company was managing real estate applications for two of the biggest French networks. Due to stupid management, they lost one last month. And they may lost the other by the end of the year.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:26 AM   #7
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I did that a few times in my life.
I was in a great job with great people but the management
was a certifiable psycho nut. It became intolerable and
she was involving us in illegal stuff (she made short work
of HIPPA laws and used medical to get dirt on her
employees) I asked for a sign if I should leave and i got it.

I was sad to leave my cow workers but she made me sick
to my stomach- the was Infinite feels. It was taking years
Off my life.

So congratulations, Zen!! Probably will change your life
for the better.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:33 AM   #8
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I have quit jobs before too. Just up and quit. I always got another right away, and the last time I did it (leaving my crap 'testing rf filters with electric that could kill you, walked out after a certain incident) I worked the next day at the country club and eventually started in higher ed.

Can't do it now though. And I'm not currently looking elsewhere because I dont' want to take a pay cut. And I suck with money and the expenses never end and I have no savings.

But anything could happen, any day, at any time. I do revel in the company of my cow orkers, who are wonderful.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:38 AM   #9
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I, too, suck with money, the expenses never *do* end and I've
no savings, either.

We should just pack it up and go on tour.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:40 AM   #10
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I'm going to walk the desert for a few years. Maybe we could pool our money and buy a camel and some water.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:43 AM   #11
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I'm going to walk the desert for a few years. Maybe we could pool our money and buy a camel and some water.
Should we be renting our garments and gnashing our teeth? Or putting coal on our faces? Maybe that's racist...
the coal thing....anyway, I'm in.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #12
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Are there even domestic camels, or will we have to buy foreign?
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #13
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More importantly - will they be Muslim camels? That could
backfire on our depending on the kindness of strangers...
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In Barrie's play and novel, the roles of fairies are brief: they are allies to the Lost Boys, the source of fairy dust and ...They are portrayed as dangerous, whimsical and extremely clever but quite hedonistic.

"Shall I give you a kiss?" Peter asked and, jerking an acorn button off his coat, solemnly presented it to her.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #14
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Strangers in the night
Exchanging camels...
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #15
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I woke up this morning, but I didn't wake
'Til the afternoon, because I slept in late
With a great mental state and a date with destiny
I'll roll down the block without a copper even stressin' me
Let alone arrestin' me or giving me a ticket
It's coming into summer, and the weather's fucking wicked
So I figured I'd be hitting the beach
Look at skinny-dipper's titties and get something to eat
After half a pound of chips and a flounder burger
I was sitting on my arse like a council worker
Reminising about being pissed off about
My house burning down to the ground, and being out on my arse
Before my change of fortune
Now I score tunes, don't get up before noon
So your mama's on the head of my knob
And it's better than heading to my dead-end job
Because the boss was a cockhead when I was a clerk
So I clocked him - and now I don't work
It's beautiful day, and I can use a cliche, cause
"I am the greatest!" ...like Cassius Clay
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