This is my last bad news post for today I promise!

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
November 8, 2007 3:11pm CST
I'm probably starting it prematurely since I don't know the outcome yet BUT the place where s/o works was having a big mandatory meeting for employees today. Naturally they wouldn't explain why ahead of time but they did say they were making the bggest change ever to the plant and (and I'm quoting here) "there will be a lot of pi$$ed off people after the announcement". S/o thinks the changes will be ones that will drop his pay and/or hours. If that happens he won't be able to afford to work there anymore (gas prices and what-not). He made the comment to me that he'd rather quit or get himself fired (I don't remember which way it works) so he can collect 6 months of unemployment and find a less stress full job that he can actually afford to drive to. It's a long story (trust me I typed it out to explain and realized no one would want to read that much!) but the stress at work already and the stress at home with everything is enough, the outcome of this meeting sounds like it would just add even more. So, since I don't want to turn this into a big pity party for us (I've done that enough already today lol)....Here's my question: What would it take for you to quit your job or intentionally get fired? Money? Stress? Co-workers? Something else? Or wouldn't you ever do it all all and just be thankful you had a job even if it wasn't good for you?
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
12 Nov 07
If I was not happy in my job then I would look for something else that would and not quit just yet. I did when I was working for a NGO Microfinance company in Samoa and I was fed up with the way the management dealt with certain issues and new positions so I went looking for something else, got another job and quit :) It took two months to find something but I stuck with it and found it and was so muhc happier I did. Being happy in the job would mean more to me than how much I was being paid.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I think happiness in a job is more important than anything else too. And BTW, s/o still has a job, he just doesn't know what area or what hours he'll be working yet. Other people need to get moved around first before they can put him somewhere so he may or may not be happy with the end result...only time will tell!
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I am now retired but when I was working I quit several jobs do to the stress caused by too much work. They would lay people off and then expect me to handle twice as much work and the stress that goes with working over time during the week and on weekends.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
8 Nov 07
We've gone through that kind of thing too. Life is just too short to spend it stressed out over a job. I mean yes we need money to survive but at what cost to our mental health. Thanks!