to quit...? or not to quit...?

@mishyyu (217)
Philippines
April 29, 2010 12:47pm CST
I've been keeping a very stressful job for three years now, and this job has taken all my time, my strength and I think I'm afraid my life. I felt like it has absorbed all my talents and opportunities that I had and could have, and it doesn't pay me back as I deserved to. Here are the things why: 1.) the branch I'm assigned opens from monday to friday, 10am to 7pm, it never closes except on non-working holidays however we sometimes required to even work on special holidays. everyday I go home at 9pm, and once in awhile we work six to 10 days straight without taking a day off in between. 2.) the management clearly doesn't care of the wellfare of the employees like depriving them for having their entitled day off for the sake of the company's operation.. 3.) it pays quite decent but not enough to parallel all the work load. 4.) its usually a different take in other branches because the employees there are more relaxed and few transaction volume and yet all of us are receiving equal salaries, which seems unfair on my part.. 5.) no matter how much sacrifice I did many many times, still it wasn't enough, and need to sacrifice more.. 6.) you've experience some sense of disrespect from your co-employees already.. 7.) receiving sarcasm and getting complained and/or yelled at by people you've just met is quite a daily basis at work.. 8.) its a high-risk job because we are handling money, people's millions of money.. 9.) there is no room for errors, so I'm always on tiptoes but I have to be fast as well.. 10.) all my life, I've never spoken a foul word until I started working in this job... I know it could mean something now.. I'm starting to plan out my resignation letter but I've no plans yet where to go to after.. and I don't have the guts yet to dare to resign.. but I'm just planning to start composing my letter.. so is it reasonable to quit? or not to quit... yet?
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@frenken (25)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 10
its important to have give and takes even in work.. from what i can see here u have done great job by your side but still doesn't got accredit for what you have done. i think there are better ways to cope with your problem as you have work there for like 3 years now, you can come up with a plan to tell the managing officer to hear out your voice. senior worker certainly valuable compare to fresh one quitting is not an option here because right now its not easy to find a decent job. so u so determined to do it, why dont you do it this way. try to go interview and job hunting elsewhere without your boss or colleagues know about it. this way you can still secure your current job and maybe eventually you can find better job out there. good luck my friend as the saying 'nothing is impossible' :)
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@mishyyu (217)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
that's what I'm afraid of, not be able to find another decent job or I'll just later on regret my resignation because for sure the company won't take me back... in fact, all of us in the office has this same feelings and some of us are already past the required age limit of applying other jobs, because in my country, its only until 27 yrs. old as most companies prefer, and luckily I'm still 25, so I still have two more years to grab opportunities.. recently, I told my supervisor that its unfair for the company to not give me my entitled day off for the week, because I've already worked 6 days straight already, she talked with our manager about it and the manager won't allow it at first and even said that its just a little sacrifice, so is working 6 days straight not sacrificial enough for her??? can't she realize that not allowing just a simple request to give back what I'm supposed to have is actually in inhumane.. now its already clear that they just don't care...
@RL2006 (494)
• United States
30 Apr 10
I know there are a lot of people in uour shoes concerning your work. I went to work as a secretary right out of high school. My job was fantastic, until the boss put payroll work, insurance work, three telephones to answer, all kinds of other jobs I had to do and it all had to be done by the end of the day with no overtime. It was really bad. But I had to work, so I stayed there for 30 years then the company sent all our jobs to different countries. So I moved on to another large town in my state and went to work as a book keeper, the boss was so hateful I couldn't hardly stand that. I stayed there for three years, working three days a week, for the company with the hateful boss, and filled the three years, three days a week, for an income tax receptionist, which I liked. But after the three years. I moved back to my own home and forgot about working. But would like to be able to work again, but I got "older" and had to retire whether I wanted to or not. I don't like retirement. Just do what ever you have to do.
@mishyyu (217)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
wow! now I couldn't complain more... this is actually my first job, and compared to you... you have lots of job experiences already and had lots of patience and perseverance staying and still keeping the job for that very long... realizing what you went through, I now have second thoughts of keeping this job for awhile...
@munach (49)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
Better quit that job immediately or you'll end up sacrificing stress all your working life.I know you could easily find/get a best job than that.Just be optimistic cause it will direct you on the right track.
@mishyyu (217)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
"crossing my fingers".. it helps when someone tells me to be optimistic.. thanks!
@maezee (23647)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I would say a big YES on this! While I'm only part time - my crappy part time job takes everything out of me..Working 6-7 days per week and not getting paid enough for the emotional and physical aspects of the job. And crummy management. I would say quit - but quit with a BACK UP plan! I'm all for that. I would say keep it, even if it's hellish, and wait until you have another job lined up - and voluntarily terminate yourself. Just from what it sounds like, you are NOT happy in this position and management doesn't seem to appreciate all the work you put into the company. Quit. For sure. Just have a back up plan!
@mishyyu (217)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
thanks! now I'm starting to work on my "back up plan"
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
2 May 10
I can relate to you as I've been there. When I started working, I was a call center agent then. I work nightshifts with shifting schedules. I never had time to go out with my friends who work dayshifts, I celebrated new years and christmases at work. After a year and a half, I moved to a very good payinng company as an HR analyst. I still work nightshifts on extended hours. My original schedule was 9pm to 6am but we did to much overtime till 9 or 10AM. And I' telling you, that's unpaid overtime. There were times when my vacation leave got recalled because there were few people taking calls. It was a BPO. Our performance was based on calls answered, emails answered, cases created and cased confirmed. It killed my social life and almost my health. Now I moved to a day job and left my high paying company. I am getting paid well with my new company too but not as much as the previous one. However, I feel so much better now. I get goodnight sleep and get to spend time with my loved ones. With all the reasons you listed, I agree that it's okay to leave. BUT, Never leave without another job to replace what you'll lose. You'll never know how long it might take to get a new job.
• India
30 Apr 10
You can quite , as so much of work load pressure without much incentivites, If you feel not much growth for you in comapany you can. But you should remember that If you have something better than this job if you planning to quite or you can carry on with your current job till you have something better and nice.
@Edaily (44)
30 Apr 10
Maybe you are very stressful,it is quite normal for all of us in daily work.But I think you should ask yourself one two questions:1,what am going to get finally? 2.Is this job worth keeping go on? If your answer is positive,stick to the job,because every kind of job can bring pressure on you.
@oyeniyi (111)
• United States
29 Apr 10
i think u should quit the jod due to the stress u encounter.