I quit my job

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rammy, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Rammy

    Rammy Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    Well, Saturday, after I sent home all the doggies that I groomed that day, I went up and told my boss that I was quitting. I turned in my key. He asked why and I just told him I was tired of the crap, the bullbleep, and the nitpicking. I work at a veterinarians and the drama there is just too much. Ive been there almost 5 years. I liked working there, but I wasnt happy anymore. I tried doing everything they asked me to do, but it seemed the more I gave and bent, the more they asked me to do. I felt like I was always doing the compromising. I ask about something and be told one thing, then later down the road, I wasnt suppose to be doing that. Rules changed all the time. The last straw was when they changed the agreement we had concerning my schedule. I found out it wasnt just so much that I needed to be there in case a client had a complaint that I could take care of<which was normally, take a little more off this or that, or can you take more off the nails< yeah, big crisis> but that some people were jealous about how much money I made. Sorry, but grooming isnt an easy job. I work and Im tired and I deserve a good pay check. I have another job so I wasnt stupid and quit before I did that. They arent happy at my old job. He didnt even try to talk me out of it. Anyway, thats my random rambling for the day.

  2. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Good for you. Life is way too short to be unhappy.
  3. NC29mom

    NC29mom Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Scotland Neck, NC
    Dog groomers are in HIGH demand here in eastern NC. Heck, my daughter has a 2 lb teacup yorkie that it costs upwards of $50 to groom (and, no, that doesn't include the teeth).

    I, too, am unhappy where I work. Same bull****, different day. I think a lot of work enviornments are like that though. Anywhere where there is a group of people with different ideas, disagreements can occur.

    I am a registered nurse who works in a nursing home. I love my elderly patients, wouldn't have it any other way. But, I work around a bunch of women (other nurses), myself included. Some days are tougher than others. I try to look at it as, I am here for the patients, to make their life/day better and brighter in some way. It is hard at times.

    Best of luck to you. Don't regret your decision. Only YOU can make YOU happy!!! and PEOPLE DO WHAT YOU LET THEM DO!!! so, don't let them do it anymore!!

  4. How ironic... I'm in law enforcment, and I am dying to quit my job and work with animals on a daily basis. And you're doing the complete opposite.

    ETA: if you think you put up with a lot of bullbleep at a Vet's office, try answering 911 and listening to people bleep all day long about this that and the other. After 5 years, its made me jaded, bitter, and pretty much an introvert who has absolutely no respect for the general public what-so-ever.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Same here. New boss who can't make up his mind on who does what. Doesn't appear to have any type of business plan and can't handle the stress of a busy practice. Gets all freaked out. Tries to please everyone and spreads himself to thin and snaps. Employees wander in late with wet heads, floppy shoes and a cranky attitude. One called in saying she couldn't work because 'I'm too tired to work today'. High maintenance employees are a PITA and I see the resumes of candidates with a good work history wishing he would hire. Everybody bad mouths everybody. Always complaining about who isn't doing their jobs and so forth. I tell them to stop worrying about what the other person is doing and do their job. Gotta hang in there for a little while longer......
  6. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    I had to quit a dream job I had too because of who I was working for. I started out working part time at a boarding kennel, basicly I got paid for spending 4 hours walking around woods with a pack of dogs. The superviser/owner though was just horrible with people, if anything didnt go her way she would get get in their face, start accusing them and swearing at them. More then once I've witnessed people get in yelling matches with her and leave. The was the type of person where when I called because I didnt understand the schedule (yes it was confusing) she immediatly started to back me in a corner saying she hopes I wasnt being passive aggressive and weasaling out of working.

    She got the idea to drive down to NewMexico (We were in MN) with a trailer and bring back some dogs from a shelter. She ended up bringing back 20 dogs so sick they were so close to dying. One of the other part timers wasnt able to make it to help unload them because of his GF's doctors appointment, who was pregnent. He came at the time of his scheduled shift, told her that he was putting in his 2 week notice because he found another job with more hours to be able to support his kid, she immediatly blows up on him, feeling his reason for not being there was just an excuse that her sick dogs were more important and that he was just coping out under pressure. The manager of the kennel, a very sweet lady who went down with her to pick up the dogs, ended up quitting as well the next day because of her.

    So all that was left then was me helping turn the kennel into a full out rescue, keep in mind I was working 2 other jobs averaging about 12+ hours a day. For almost a year I was left alone every morning and many evenings caring for 25+ often very sick dogs, all of the office work, and public relations getting dogs adopted out. Even though she lived on the property I would rarely see her, she prefered to sleep in, and she had such a distrust of people she refused to start looking for more volunteers to help me. As the months when by though she would get on me for more and more things, especially about the kennel looking dirty and how much better it looks when shes the one cleaning it. Also her business practices were not the best, she spent thousands of what she didnt have on vets. It got to the point where she actually had to borrow money to be able to pay me and one day gave me a choice, I could either cut back my hours or I could move into what was then an office rent free if If I still helped out there. I was like 'uh no' so I ended up taking a few days off. She ended up calling me yelling at me saying our agreement was that I would only take a few off but she expected me back in a few days, I have no idea where she pulled that from. It got to the point where she was leaving me messages saying how much she hated how passive aggressive I was and that if I wanted to be apart of that group I would try more instead of avoiding ( I was at my other job and couldnt answer). That was it, I decided that struggling with money would be better then dealing with that stress, for the next few months even though I couldnt afford to feed myself (love my parents) I was much more relaxed and happier.

    Sometimes you need to knock yourself down to be able to pick yourself back up again in a better place.
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Good for you that you are moving on. Yeah there's always office politic's wherever you work but some places are poorly managed and out of control. If you are unhappy every day and nothing you do helps then it's time to go. I made the mistake of sticking it out for years in a terrible situation working for a horrible person and I so regret those years, I was so unhappy every day. After I finally got a new job in a great office I couldn't believe how great it was to work in a normal environment, I loved my job and didn't even mind Monday's anymore!
  8. Rammy

    Rammy Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    Thanks all. Sounds like everyone has had similar experiences. I just got tired of the BS and never knowing where I stood. Like some one else posted, same BS different day. I think I made the right decision. I guess I'll find out soon enough.

  9. Rammy

    Rammy Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    Quote:Honey, I feel for you. If you want to come work where I just left, they are hiring.<g> Being in law enforcement is the most underappreciated and stressful job anyone could have. I can very well understand the why you feel the way you do. I also stay to myself at home, dont go out much, just hang out with my animals because I dont trust anyone and have found, thoughout my life, that when you trust someone, they end up letting you down. I totally respect the people who have dedicated thier lives to law enforcement. Without you, we would have more chaos than we already do. Thank you.

  10. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    Quote:I am sorry you feel like that. There really are a lot of good folks out there. In what you are in , you just don't see the good folks much.

    One thing I had all of us(husband and kids) did, is bring a letter we all signed to our local police thanking them for what they all do every day. I also brought them a bucket of KFC and a cake. The chief of police(nice guy) was there and read the letter. It made him tear up. (Happy tears) I am so glad we did that.

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