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    Senior Member Aruba4ever's Avatar
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    Thanks to all that have replied, looks like I am in a similar boat as many of you. I typically don't hate what I do but the last couple of months have been really bad. There are a number of pluses to my job. I get paid well for having about 14 weeks off each year not counting the regular holidays we all get, pension (although I started late so mine stinks regardless of how long I suffer, lol), and health benefits.

    Andrea, if I leave the public system I wont get a pension so I won't do the private school option. I coach for a couple of different locations and I am seriously going to consider posting for a position if one opens in their systems. It would be easy for me to get the new teaching position but I would be low man with no seniority.
    I need a new countdown but to retirement, lol.

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    ......One really nice perk of my job is that I'm able to visit with you forum folks whenever I want to during the day.....!

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    Same here Chuck, I have the chance to check in quite frequently. I couldn't imagine working at a job I disliked or that had terrible people or benefits. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

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    Senior Member Aruba4ever's Avatar
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    My fortunes are looking up. I am not the only miserable one since our new admin team took over a few years back. In fact, we are soooo upset with our continued poor treatment and poor working conditions we are going to be filing have a "No Confidence" vote after the new year!!!!! I am counting down the days until our voices are heard. That said, my mood is much better

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    All must remember that first and foremost is health... whether it be physical or mental. I believe that if clever, then most people can find ways to adjust to difficult working conditions. Yes, they can be demoralizing and depressing. Still, a persons health is most important. Having lost my business and home due to an accident caused by a driver reading a text message on his cell phone and then 6 months later my wife stricken with cancer, we struggled a few years. Now we try to cope. To all of you dealing with job issues I suggest you put your positions in context as to how bad things could be. You are in control of your own destiny. If it gets really bad then take matters in your own hands and make a change. Don't hide behind pensions and benefits. Remember....a new day and a new opportunity. Maybe those benefits will amount to nothing if you become depressed or ill from the position you have and dislike. Maybe the new position will not offer everything, but if it fulfills a deep personal satisfaction then it might be worth throwing caution to the wind.

    we didn't have a choice. It was made for us. You know what....it wasnt all that bad once we adapted to it
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    Just had to post this...
    Worked all weekend.. got over not getting my holiday off. Signed up for Monday night, but at 6am Monday before going home I called in sick and really was allergic to the work..
    The lazy DON told "you can't do that" "somebody else may not come in" Still not coming..
    Well.. Monday am after leaving the "state surveys" came in.. hahaha
    This gal, did not go in... they have all agency and the place has gone down hill since the "new DON and other managers"
    Sitting home laughing my butt off. They are drowning.. and I am so happy I am not there
    Had that "woman" gut feeling they were coming Monday...
    made sure "all of my work" was done, that I cleaned out the med cart, crash cart (sign those every night shift)
    even cleaned them (never do that cause of the piggies that use the cart during the week)
    Now I am starting to pack for my cruise.. signing "Let's Sail Away.."
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    Have a good cruise. I personally cannot wait to start working for a living again! Have been sending our tons of resumes, looks like jobs are starting to become available as I hoped they would after the New Year. Fingers crossed I will start getting interviews, eager to get back to work

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    Wishing lots of positive interviews leading to a great job.
    I really love my job; just dislike the managers.. it's about the patients and not how much money they can save
    for their bonuses..



    Quote Originally Posted by DiviDiviFan View Post
    Have a good cruise. I personally cannot wait to start working for a living again! Have been sending our tons of resumes, looks like jobs are starting to become available as I hoped they would after the New Year. Fingers crossed I will start getting interviews, eager to get back to work

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    Good luck with your job search. Even though I have "mellowed out" at work, I am looking for the "perfect" position to apply for. Today I applied for a College Soccer position that would be a full-time job. When not coaching my squad I would be working in the athletic office doing some odd job like running the gym, intramural director etc.... Its right up my alley and I am hoping to get an interview. If I get the interview the job will be mine- I don't lack confidence, I just need a chance to impress, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by DiviDiviFan View Post
    Have a good cruise. I personally cannot wait to start working for a living again! Have been sending our tons of resumes, looks like jobs are starting to become available as I hoped they would after the New Year. Fingers crossed I will start getting interviews, eager to get back to work

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    Hoping the new DON chills out a bit!


    Sounds perfect Jay! Good luck!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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