So, in good news, they just announced who’s replacing my boss and it’s NOT the person I hate. That said, the replacement has been my boss before and whilst he’s a nice enough dude, idk, I’m less comfortable talking about the cray (but that was gonna be an issue whoever it was, if I’m honest).
Plus, given he’s moving out of the Tech role, they’re looking at giving me and a colleague basically full responsibility for tail claims, which has the added responsibility of being accountable to National Management for certain financial drivers, which, given one of my work-related issues is that I’m currently becoming increasingly uncomfortable with my responsibility levels compared to my actual role, is not the most ideal of things. :|
So in trying to be better at flagging my cray and potential issues, I had a bit of a chat with my boss about the fact that I’m having a bit of a re-evaluate of things because less good at coping and re-appearing symptoms that hadn’t been an issue for a while, and possibly meds dosage issues, etc. etc. I didn’t come right out and say I’m looking at other jobs with less responsibility, because I’m just not comfortable about it because I have a whole lot of guilt and other feelings about leaving this job, plus there was the whole thing where my two weeks off last month was supposed to ”make everything okay” w/e w/e, but I think I laid enough of a groundwork for me to feel better about it? IDK, y’all.
Incidentally, all of this stuff is why I side eye EVERYONE who gets all shady about Gen Ys all having no loyalty to organisations and flitting from job to job and blah blah blah. Because seriously, if you take out 3 years for the time I was at university full time (and that’s being generous since I worked part-time for at least some of uni), I have worked about 85% of my working time with one company, and have pretty much always stayed in a job longer than was most probably healthy for me. And I’m not a special snowflake. So yeah, fuck those people.
Seriously though, if someone could teach me HOW to do this whole “leave a job without spending 12+ months longer in it so you don’t feel guilty” thing? I WOULD BE ALL FOR THAT.