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June 29th, 2007 at 08:44 am

Thank you for your honest responses to yesterday's post. I really appreciate all of your input!

I thought about it long and hard, and finally decided to be honest with myself. I can't work for the money. The raise would be fabulous, but spending my time forcing other people to do their jobs just does not appeal to me. I can handle stress - in fact, I love odd situations, unforseen problems I can solve, things other people find stressful. What I don't like is being a task master. I feel that if you're contracted to do something that has a deadline, you should do it by the deadline, without having to be asked or reminded a zillion times. So, I declined the job shadow and am applying elsewhere.

I'm confident I can find something better. I don't want to go from one bad job to another, nor do I want to settle.

I should clarify that everyone walking in seemed happy...except the woman who would have been my boss. She was clearly stressed, and as I mentioned, pretty much ignored me throughout the interview. Not a good sign.

My 10-year high school reunion is this weekend. I'm staying in town and taking maternity photos of my friend instead. Hopefully they will turn out!

3 Responses to “thank you!”

  1. nance Says:

    I think you made a wise decision. The boss' attitude is a "red flag" for sure. I worked under a very uptight, rather paranoid supervisor, once, and it was horrid!

  2. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Thats the good thing about the job shadowing. You can see that stuff sometimes before hand.
    On the other hand, the boss may have been preoccupied. Had a kid or family member sick that she had been emailing to or something. You'll probably never know.

  3. baselle Says:

    In reality, its a rotten thing, but really an employee's experiences at a place are colored by their boss. I think it would stink even more if everyone else at a job was having a great time and you didn't because of the boss.

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