February 22, 2010

Quitting a Job Can Be Easy

After discussing and thinking about the whole messed up situation that was my job, I decided to quit on Saturday morning.

I didn’t give notice because well, I felt disrespected and I have conflicting feelings on if I’d even get the next 2 weeks of pay if I had stayed (if they do indeed go bankrupt). Under other situations, I’d give notice. Shoot, if I even had a sincere apology and wasn’t treated how I was I probably still would have given 2 weeks notice. From what happened though, can you really blame me for not?

I went in and got my lock and said goodbye to the Assistant Manager that was there. I really do feel bad about it with some of the people I worked with, her being one of them. I’ll miss them, but the situation and the owners I will not.

Oh, I also took a picture with my camera of the payroll and how many hours I worked that week. They cannot screw with my pay again – and if they do I am getting my lawyer involved.

I’m holding off on going back into the (last choice option) that is delivering pizza. I’ve done it twice now in my life, and honestly that is enough.

Hopefully I can get in more freelance writing jobs to help cover some expenses and bills until I get my student loan for next semester. I think this whole situation might be the awakening I needed to really focus on my classes fully. The goal is for me to do my absolute best so I can get into the nursing program and then be a nurse. After I am a nurse, I should be able to pay off most of my debt (if not all) that first year anyways. So, really – why bother with a crappy, stressful job in the meantime?

Thank you to everyone who posted and e-mailed me encouragement and shared their stories with me from this whole ordeal. It really did help and I thank you very much. ::hugs!::


Jessica said...

Finally, Sheri! I know you'll find a way better employer who's gonna treat you right. And wise of you to secure an evidence. At least you have something that can prove their wrongdoings! I really hope you're honest-to-goodness okay now.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I just read your other post & I'm dumbfounded about the paychecks. If your staying at a job where you don't know if your going to get paid, it's not worth it. You know what get your resume together, put your name out there for the freelance writing & get the respect you deserve!! Good luck sweetie! *hugs*

Lucy said...

Sometimes people learn the hard way. They were not courteous to you. There was no need to be courteous back and you had a right to be concerned.
Good Luck!!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad you quit! Those people..ah I don't even have words for them!

My friend used to deliver wings and she just recently got fired because she "disrespected" the managers boy. Like his friend. And it wasn't anything horrific. I guess the kid was being lazy, and was getting away with it.

But I cannot wait to hear all about school when you start! Good luck on the nursing thing. I know you'll do great!

Jillene said...

Crossing my fingers that you get a job that you will love--and soon!!

Jaime said...

I'm glad you did what was best for YOU. Best of luck in the search!

Andhari said...

Seriously, Sheri. This might be unpleasant for you but you did the right thing. Time to move on, may you get a new freelance job real soon :)

Lee said...

I'm so glad you did it. They shouldn't be mistreated like that.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that happened to you! I think you have done the right thing. It doesn't sound like that place is being a good employer!