Comments: Forks in the road.

It's really hard to give up that stability when you have kids at home. Especially when one is nearing college age. There are tons of bills and everything else to worry about.

Much as many people make changing jobs seem easy - it's a HUGE undertaking. And (if you're at all like my husband) it divides your mind between the job you're supposed to be doing and the "looking" for something else mindset... something that is VERY difficult to do if you want to do your current job to the best of your ability.

Of course there are 2 options and I know you know what they are. *grin* I'm sure you'll figure out what's best for you and what you can tolerate. Luckily you have all this wonderful bloggy goodness to make the day not so bad. ;-)

Posted by Teresa at October 3, 2007 12:09 PM

Being unhappy at a job, or in the funk of feeling you don't fit in sucks. I spent almost 8 months working in a place that I dreaded going to every day. When I started with the company, I loved what I did, then they moved me to Cedar Rapids. At that point, life began to suck. I couldn't wait to hit the road Friday afternoon and go HOME. Finally, it took a less than favorable performance review to push me over the edge. I started looking for another job. 3 weeks later, the company and I parted ways, I spent another 3 months looking for work, and finally something found me (thru monster) that is making me happy.

The lessons of my story, it doesn't hurt to look, (monster and careerbuilder are good), sometimes it takes that extra push to get us off the cliff. I am lucky, I was 24 and single when it happened (along with it being planting season on the farm to help me get by). If you feel you need to, take a look around. It may even be possible to use this as an opportunity to move up or manufacture a raise for yourself. Just remember, you have family and friends who support you.

Posted by Petey at October 3, 2007 12:52 PM

Ever listen to Hank Williams Jr?

"C'mon over to the country...."

Missouri is always lookin for a few good people :)

Posted by BloodSpite at October 3, 2007 08:19 PM

Preach on brother... (not that I know anything about what happens there)

Posted by Bruce at October 3, 2007 09:57 PM

I would start documenting everything and get stuff in writing about what they are doing then when they fire you (which it sounds like they are trying to do, they are building a case against you so they can fire you or harrass you into quiting, been there, done that) and then you can sue their ass.

Posted by Quality Weenie at October 5, 2007 08:19 AM