I quit. I can’t work under these conditions anymore. I’m serious this time. I really think I’d be better off somewhere else, somewhere where hard work, talent and dedication is valued and rewarded. I’m not even asking for health care benefits or a pension plan. I’d just like to be treated with the same level of respect and dignity as any other human being.
This decision is one I don’t take lightly, but I’ve had the opportunity to do some soul searching recently, and I realize I’m just not where I thought I’d be at this point in my career. And, quite frankly, this job is only holding me back.
It’s kind of like when you go on vacation and you have time to reflect and in the blissful peace of the moment, you realize you’ve been living all wrong. This, right here, this is how you should be living. You’ve found peace and serenity, and there’s no reason you can’t keep it.
And so you vow to take this newfound tranquility and hold on to it. You are not going to let daily irritations and annoyances get to you. When you get back to real life, you’ll commit to remaining calm because it really can’t be that hard. You have it now, don’t you? All you have to do is keep it.
Then you go back to reality … and your plan is shot to shit in about 2.5 seconds.
Well, that’s sort of what happened. After trying this new Zen approach, I resolved to give parenting my best shot. I really did. I made it through one day. And that’s when I realized this was never going to work.
Here are 25 reasons why:
1. I didn’t go to school for this.
2. I don’t think my skill set is a match.
3. I feel myself stagnating.
4. There’s no upward mobility.
5. My boss is a little bit psycho.
6. It’s just not a good fit.
7. The workplace conditions are poor.
8. The pay is abysmal.
9. The hours suck.
10. The office politics are rough.
11. I think I’m being harassed.
12. Whenever I go to the HR department to lodge a complaint, no one’s ever there.
13. I think my boss is secretly plotting my demise.
14. I do all work and get none of the credit.
15. I’m sick of everyone kissing my boss’s ass when I’m the reason for her success.
16. The workload is ridiculous.
17. The demands are endless.
18. I think my boss is emotionally unstable.
19. I haven’t gotten a raise or promotion in 13 years.
20. My boss never listens to my ideas.
21. I’m expected to work nights and weekends.
22. My complaints are never taken seriously.
23. Whenever my boss doesn’t get what she wants, she pitches a fit.
24. Everyone thinks my boss is so cute and funny, but they don’t know what it’s like to work for her.
25. My skills are never appreciated, and I single-handedly run this operation.
So I’m handing in my resignation. I’m going to make my boss regret how she’s treated me. And, then I’m going to watch her come crawling back.