To quit or not to quit

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  1. Rob Battisti

    Rob Battisti HR for HR Yellow Card

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    hey guys I'll keep it to the TL/DR

    - 2.5 years ago landed a very well paying job at a great company.
    - Headquarters of the company is in NY and I work in NJ all senior managers work in NYC.
    - my original team was 4 people. Manager, two seniors(one being me) and a junior
    - over the course of the last 1.5 years I've now had 5 new direct managers and the entire reporting chain has been overhauled.
    - other Senior has been laid off and my most recent manager also laid off. Junior no longer on team and I'm now a team of 1 with a crazy work load
    - I now report into a terrible manager in NYC who seeks to make make my life hell.
    - I find myself checking out and my work suffering because I've lost hope.

    Should I quit now without a new job and save my sanity or should I stick it out and try and work through the misery knowing it's not going to get better?
     
  2. Sampsonsimpson

    Sampsonsimpson Brown Belt

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    Go postal. I quit my job, got a job at the local post office, and haven't looked back.
     
  3. Reign Supreme

    Reign Supreme Blue Belt

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    Find a new job then quit.
     
  4. ICHEERTHEBULL

    ICHEERTHEBULL Brown Belt

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    Look for a new job that you think you'll enjoy. When you get one hand your notice in.
     
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  5. JoshTehV

    JoshTehV Brown Belt

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    I wouldn't burn your bridges, but the only reason your still in the company and it is the way it is, is because you can do the same amount of work 3-5 avg people can accomplish. My dad was in the same exact position as you are for over 15 years and eventually got laid off because of they didn't want to pay him what his was worth so they hired a bunch of FOB's in his place at a fraction of the price.

    You also don't want to be in a position where you are pigeonholed holed into getting laid off/or forced into a early retirement.

    At least where my dad worked, which was Cisco Systems, the first people to go in the early 2000's were the old guys, and then they eventually kept crunching numbers and anyone below whatever average the came up with got axed.They kept doing this until they got to the point where they only have people willing and able to do the work of multiple people.
     
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    What the two guys above said: secure alternate employment first, THEN shit on your manager's desk.
     
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  7. Rob Battisti

    Rob Battisti HR for HR Yellow Card

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    good points
     
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  8. Rob Battisti

    Rob Battisti HR for HR Yellow Card

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    Wouldn't want to waste the time taking the train up to NYC to do so.

    I do have a few interviews lined up for next week so hopefully they go well.
     
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    Swiftie Taylor Swift Nation Platinum Member

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    Quit your job and live in a van down by the river,
     
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  10. Rob Battisti

    Rob Battisti HR for HR Yellow Card

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    Other important information.

    - I have about 12 months saving in the bank to get me through mortgage payments and bills.
    - Wife is working and if need be could support us without having to dip into savings.
    - The stress of the job is starting to affect my health.
     
  11. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    The corporate model has come down to this. They install layers of management to insulate the big wigs from responsibility then cut those who actually do any work. It's what they learn in business school.
     
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    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    I would walk away, or at least make them fire you so you can get unemployment.
     
  13. Raiman

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    If you have to ask then probably quit.
     
  14. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    lol
     
  15. Winnie The Foo

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    I'm in a similar position I told my company I was going to find another job due the disorganization of the company. They ended up throwing more money at me and saying these issues are actively being fixed. I accepted the money, but still put in applications for more desirable positions, because predictably nothing changed with the organization. Luckily I don't have a large workload, so I'm just collecting the checks until I get a better offer.
     
  16. IIIIIIII

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    but isn't the only way to get fired is by doing something negligent? if you get fired, you can't collect unemployment. at least i was under that impression. i got unemployment way back when, but i was laid off.
     
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    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    I think it varies by state. Google just told me that in New Jersey, you wouldn't be able to get unemployment if the firing was for misconduct. If the firing was for not being able to perform the job, you could still be eligible for unemployment. I think you'd have a pretty strong case when your team went from four to one and stating it was impossible to keep up. It'd be worth a try at worst, and at least you can milk the last few weeks for your pay.
     
  18. KnightTemplar

    KnightTemplar Halloween Belt Platinum Member

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    Came here to post this. Make sure there's a well stocked lifeboat before you jump ship.
     
  19. Rob Battisti

    Rob Battisti HR for HR Yellow Card

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    This is why I love Sherdog. Crazy think I've been here almost 10 years now...

    But to your point, and thank you for making them, I think I reached the typing point on whether or not I can stomach the stress of the job or not. Lots to think about this weekend.

    Thank you all for your input!
     
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    KnightTemplar Halloween Belt Platinum Member

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    Whatever you decide to do, best of luck.:)
     
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