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Old 01.03.2015, 14:41
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Re: Voluntarily quitting my job

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No. Not yet.

I met with boss' boss who promised all kinds of changes: Move my desk to a new location so I don't sit across from boss anymore, changing my goals for the year to something more reasonable, hiring help so I can stop with the 12 hour day (I run a long lab process that can't be cut short), making sure that the pressure from boss is off, getting me fair recognition for my work, stopping agressive behaviour from boss, allowing me to take as much leave as needed (unpaid!) for personal reasons. Not on offer is changing to a different department - I'm needed where I am.

I agreed to giving it another month in which there would need to be significant signs of progress.

The job hunt is still on!

Sounds like a more rational process underway. I can totally understand how undesirable work can get, how things at work can cause stress and burnout. Anybody would be useless if they are burned out. But serious though, you may not always get what you want, especially when others are involved. I such case, you can try to see how long you can bear it, you can change your situation by quitting, or you can change your attitude and how you perceive and react to the situation. This last one, while it sounds like defeat, is actually the most powerful position you can take. It will allow you to take more conscious control of your situation instead of the situation controlling you. You can even overcome your boss with it. Good luck!
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