quit my job

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  1. Learner4Life

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    I can't sleep. I quit my job summer job today and I'm feeling kinda bad about it.
    I'm just really frustrated. I got a job at the local minor league ballpark and I thought it would be a lot of fun. You get to be outside, interact with people, be at the ballpark, and possibly enjoy a little game every now and then.
    But the management, and owners, don't seem to have this view! I get the feeling every time I'm there that they are watching me to see what I do wrong and then jump all over me when I do it. I could do 10,000 things right in a day and mess up once and they are all over me!
    Their communication also sucks. My boss (and there are several in the park (and they're all related)) is probably one of the worst of them. She didn't explain a give-away very well to me and then got mad when I gave too much away! (I personally think, if you're going to give something away, GIVE IT AWAY) I come home at the end of a game and go over and over in my head what I did the entire game to make sure I did nothing wrong that she will yell at me for the next day. And if I did!?!?! NO sleep for me that night (kinda like tonight).
    The worst part, however, has been that all of my other co-workers, and there are 5 of us in my little department, requested so much time off during the summer that I can't even squeeze in a day off if I need it! A friend of ours is getting married next weekend and I can't go because I didn't request it off soon enough (aka the beginning of the summer... and this was one of those fast weddings where they're doing it within a month of their engagement). Why in the world would you hire people for a summer job if they're going to need so much time off!?!?! I think there is one girl that has worked for MAYBE 10 days this summer.
    And because of the days off issue, I felt like I had to quit because there is a game the day before school starts. I'm not staying up until 11:30 the night before school starts for a summer job!

    Okay, maybe now that my rant is over I'll be able to sleep :whistle: maybe.
     
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  3. Mathemagician

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    I hope you quit in a theatrical manner.
     
  4. Grammy Teacher

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    Don't worry about quitting that job. You did the right thing. They sound like a tough bunch to work with.
     
  5. DaleJr88AmpFan

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    For your mental health, it was a good decision! :) Enjoy your next free days!
     
  6. czacza

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    Put this behind you. Enjoy the rest of summer!:love:
     
  7. Ms. I

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    Sounds like a big aggravation. You did the right thing there!
     
  8. MissScrimmage

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    :hugs: This job doesn't sound like it's worth the stress. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!
     
  9. Learner4Life

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    Thanks guys! I just woke up (it's 10:00)... it was a pretty rough life.
    I forgot to say why I felt so guilty! My boss's mom passed away this weekend. But this also was the weekend when the stuff hit the fan.
    It's done now. I can't dwell.
     
  10. smalltowngal

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    :hugs: Learner. At first I thought you quit your teaching job!!! I would have quit this summer job too.
     
  11. Learner4Life

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    Okay so I emailed her Sunday night (at 1am but still night to me!) to give her my written official notice and there has been NOTHING back. No "Thank you" or "You stupid B#$%*) or anything inbetween! THIS IS WHY I'M DONE WITH THE PLACE!!!! NO COMMUNICATION!!!
     
  12. swansong1

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    Goodbye summer job :p

    Hello, time off to relax :hugs:
     
  13. e6789

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    I would have done the same thing! Enjoy your time before school starts!
     
  14. Rebel1

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    You did the right thing.
    The extra stress with management that you mentioned are not worth losing sleep over.
    You need your rest before your real job starts.:)

    Meanwhile, enjoy this...


    Root, root, root for the home team,
    If they don't win it's too bad,
    'Cause it's one, two, three strikes they're missing out,
    Their loss, and you don't need to be so sad!
    Rebel1
     
  15. DizneeTeachR

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    I agree you did the right thing.
    You need to be mentally refreshed and ready when school starts and with the summer job you weren't getting that. *side note I would have went into it with the same ideas about it.*
     

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