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When do you leave

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I love what I do. I suprisingly love crunching numbers, and working in the Automotive Industry. I love cars. But when is enough, enough. When do you leave? Last year I found my perfect job. I was working for a Used Car Dealership and we sold Foreign Parts. I learned all about parts, cars, New computer system known as Checkmate (Car-Part.com), Ebay, everything. I learned so much there. I love my boss Judy. She was laid back, cool, calm, collected, and knew how to support me. My job aloud me to take care of my children when needed and even bring them to work for a short period if I had to, although that never worked because my son was all over the place. My other boss (the owner) Ed, was a little Bipolar and neurotic and was very opionated about my life. But he was cool, we could talk, he had alot of family issues too, we were all a little family. We all helped eachother and gave advice as needed. Judy and I were only women there. I LOVED MY JOB! Well ED closed the company and moved his family to Oregon at Xmas time in order to save his marriage. It needed it. And he helped get me a new job at a salvage yard. Now dont get me wrong, Ed's mood swings were something to deal with, and last year was a difficult year for me. My job was stressful, but I loved it. This year at my new job, my boss is a Yankee from Jersey who's folks were right off the boat (Italian). He is different to my southern charm. I am the only female here. Dont get me wrong the guys in the back are great. But my boss cusses at us (just his charm), our salesman pisses me off. There is alot of politics going on here, and its f***ed up.
Example: Our salesman went on 2 week honeymoon recently. It was just me and my boss. I made some part sales, and I am in charge of eBAY, so I made sales that way. Our salesman gets back and is pissed because I didnt make any sales under his account. So he made no commission. He still gets set salary each week plus monthly commission. I do ALL the work on eBAY. But now after his temper tantrum they have me give all invoices from offline to him and het writes them up in system. Then makes commission off something he had nothing to do with. Plus the sales I made WHILE HE WAS GONE, were credited and redone in his name, so he would get commission. How f***ed is that. We got into and I told him I wasnt gonna tolerate him talking down to me. Then yesterday, my son had allergic reaction where his face was swollen shut, so I stayed home. They had the audacity to tell me it cant always be me who stays home with kids. My husband needs to also. First off that is not their business. Secondly he has lost a few jobs from being the person who stayed home with our kids when they got sick. Today I am sick and I mean I have lost my voice, cant get rid of a headache sick, but Im here. I just hate my job. I dont like getting cussed at for no apparant reason. I havent been here that long and cant afford to quit. Im primary money maker with a family to help support. But everyday, Im exhausted mentally, I in a pissy mood, Im short tempered, etc. I loved staying home with my kids yesterday. So it got me to thinking, despite the fact I really cant afford to leave my job, when do you leave? When is enough enough?
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