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PostSubject: job issues   Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:28 am

2010 has been a little rocky for me employment wise. In December of last year, our department was told the company was downsizing and someone was going to lose their job. Instead of being totally unemployed, a position at a sister organization was offered. I was asked to take it and told that if I didn't, I couldn't stay at my old job. So, feeling forced into it, on Feb 1, I started at my *new* job, which was a management position. The job offered a little more money, and a lot more responsibility - not just running the IT department, but being the department - doing all IT functions, dealing with all clients. And to add to it, my predecessor wasn't organized so I had to try to figure out the job as I went. After a week of anxiety attacks (which I've never experienced before ever), sleeplessness, upset stomachs and plain dread of going to work in the morning, I told them I didn't want the job - given how I was feeling, I rathered face trying to find a new job than stick with the management one. I agreed to stay in the position until a replacement was found - I didn't feel that walking away was the right thing to do, despite my feelings on being there. So, they found someone new who was supposed to be starting tomorrow and I was going to train him for 2 weeks, then go back to my old company, (not to my old job but a different one they found). Then today, the replacement essentially quit before even starting. So I'm feeling somewhat desperate again. Knowing that I was leaving the job soon is what got me through the past few weeks there and now I don't have an end in sight anymore. Blue

I know this isn't so much, and that so many are having employment troubles of their own in this crazy economy, but if you could keep me and my situation in your prayers I'd really appreciate it. Knowing I have my prairie pals on my side always is very comforting. Sorry for rambling besides Blue




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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:49 am

Prayers for a good outcome Christina....I too am looking for employment and hope something comes along that I can handle without the stress and anxiety. Hang in there.....



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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:26 am

Aw, that stinks Christina. Job stress does all sorts of bad to stuff to you, as you know. I'll certainly be praying that things work out for you.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:43 am

{{{Christina}}} I sure am sorry to hear that, Christina. I hope that things improve for you. I'll be praying that your job situation improves - whether through a job change, or a change in your current job's atmosphere, or what.
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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:22 am

I'll be praying for you.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:36 am

It sounds like an extremely stressful situation, Christina. I do hope something changes for you soon. You're in my prayers.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:55 am

Thanks, ladies. I appreciate your prayers and thoughts very much. They are telling me now that I can return to my old office doing a different job, but I need to stick it out til they find someone to take my current job. It's so crazy, with the way it is out there now I never thought I'd be trying to get rid of a job scared I feel bad because I know so many are looking for work, I'm being ungrateful for a job at all but it just isn't working for me. They are interviewing new people so hopefully I can get out of there soon and move onto my new job. I'm thankful for so many wonderful people around me (like you guys!) to get me through.

Rhonda, I'll be praying for you too! Good luck in your job search, I know how time consuming and frustrating it can be Blue




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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:56 am

Don't feel bad, Christina. If the job is causing you a great deal of stress, it isn't a situation you should stay in. Look at it as opening up a door for somebody else.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:42 am

I'm with Pam. Thumbsup That job sounds just ridiculous----they don't even have the pay to back it up! I don't know....I think a two week notice is all you needed to give. If you really want to stay in your old office job though, I guess you have to stick it out. I hope something else comes along for you Christina....I'll be praying for you too.

We have major issues ourselves right now....my hubby lost his salaried, decent paying job almost a year ago, and works full time for Best Buy now (it was his second job for 5 years). He is well respected in the company, but so far they've been jerking him around and are not moving him up. If he doesn't get moved up soon, we may both have to get second jobs. We just can't pay the bills on the measley income he's earning now, and my daycare income. For the first time in our lives, I'm actually scared that we could lose our home. It totally sucks. No So, I guess I'm asking if you and any others who might be reading this can also keep us in your prayers, I'd appreciate it.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:16 pm

I'll pray for you too, Amy.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:05 pm

Thank you Lori. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:43 pm

{{{Amy}}} I'm so sorry that you're having to deal with all of that, Amy. You and your husband will be in my prayers. The economy is certainly making things difficult for a lot of people right now.
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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:18 pm

Jesus said don't be anxious for tomorrow, let the days troubles be sufficient for the day. That is for all of us. It keeps us from being overwrought with stress.
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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:08 pm

Amy, I'll be praying for your family too. grouphug

Also, thank you for the positive thoughts, Pam, on how my leaving is opening the door for someone else...I hadn't thought of it that way but that makes me feel a lot better about leaving.

I know what you're saying about the 2 weeks notice too Amy, I've been there for a monthy since I gave my 2 weeks notice Blue It's so frustrating b/c I want to just leave...but with going back to my old office I'm not sure it would work out. Plus, whenever I mention not wanting to get involved with new projects because I'm leaving, my new boss says he'll just "have to" call my old boss to deal with it, and I don't want my old boss to have to have to deal with extra work, he's been awesome to me and I feel horrible if extra work gets put on him. I'm just so stuck, and have been dreading the start of the week since this morning Blue Trying to take it one day at a time, like the quote you posted, highwayangel, about letting tpday's troubles be enough for the day - isn't that the truth! I wish I started thinking about that about a month ago.

Thank you all again for your prayers, I really do appreciate it!




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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:22 am

Thanks so much Savannah and Christina. I really appreciate it. yes And I agree with you highwayangel---I'm a positive and grateful person, and I am doing my best to try to keep the stress at bay and trust in God. I trust there's a plan, it's just a difficult time.

Christina, it really sounds like you're between a rock and a hard place, huh? I hope and pray this all works out for the best.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:40 pm

Thank you guys for the prayers - I know they are working, today was the first day I trained my replacement. I have told the office my last day will be next Wed (April 14th), and I am going to try to stick with that and get out of this place. The new guys seems very knowledgeable and confident, and like he's a good addition to the company. I'm hoping this works out (and that the next week goes quickly!) Thanks again for being here for me, I appreciate you all so much grouphug




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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:56 pm

That's wonderful news, Christina! Please keep us posted. You will continue to be in my prayers. When will you be able to start your new position?


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:01 am

Great news, Christina. Good luck with your new job.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:24 am

That's great, Christina.


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:09 am

That is wonderful news, Christina!!


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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:08 pm

I'll be praying, Christina. I hope all goes well for you. {{{Christina}}}
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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:52 pm

That's wonderful Christina! I hope this all works out for you....keep us posted! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:51 pm

I'M FREE!! yesss Today ended up being my last day, I stuck around 2 extra days only for the new guy because I know how it feels to be thrown into a situation where you've only trained a few days and are expected to keep up. Mixed feelings today - feeling a little bit like a failure for not being able to do this. It would've been the next *logical* step in my career I've been told, and I found out that I don't want to take that step (at least not in this particular direction!) And I started thinking about my last day at my old job, which was a little sad. I'm a little nervous to start back there in a new position - I hope I can do this! (Not being able to do this last job is definitely in the back of my mind). But most of all, I feel relieved for not having to deal with this stress anymore. Thanks again for the prayers and thoughts, I know they are what carried me through this.




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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:34 am

Christina, that's awesome!! Thumbsup I'm sure you're going to be so much happier. yes
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PostSubject: Re: job issues   Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:13 pm

Don't worry about the feelings of "failure" because they'll vanish. Everyone belongs somewhere but nobody belongs everywhere. Sounds to me like you've made a positive change so I wish you the best! I imagine when you look back on that last day a year or so from now... it won't be a "mixed feeling" anymore at all. Good luck with your new position!



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