reply to post by beezzer
Nineteen years it took me to do what you have done.
Yes I was blessed with the accursed rut since being a young sales assistant in my teens. Oh sure, there were the perks, bigger bonuses to be had each
year, a bigger paycheck, cars, all that good stuff....
Then one day I had an epiphany. It was the strangest thing. I was washing at the time, lamenting how my girls had so much clothing to wash. Me?
Simple. Work pants, works socks, and occasionally a pair of shorts or pants I put there because it was easier than putting them away in the draw for
the few hours I would wear them.
The long and short of it was I spent so much time working, when I came home I only ever put on trackies and a shirt, spent like three hours in them
and went to bed. For some reason that reality smacked me harder than anything. The next day I walked in, called my area supervisor down, and handed in
my resignation right on the spot.
You know what that arrogant ass did? He laughed. Slid the resignation across the table back at me and told me to grow up. Then proceeded to give me
(like yourself), some big tirade about the pros and cons of why I should stay, why it would be foolhardy for me to quit, and finally the old, "you'll
never work again."
I just smiled, slid my resignation along with the other perks (keys, discount cards etc) back across the table and replied either a month's notice or
I walk now. The last thing he said to me was "you'll regret walking away from our company."
Funnily enough it took a good few days to sink in, but I suddenly felt as though a massive weight had been lifted off me. I took my own kids to school
in the morning, picked them up, and got to wear five different sets of clothes each week.
You know a year later the new area manager got in contact with me, asking me to come back and work for them, and offered me more money and a 'nicer'
company car. Turns out my old area manager had taken my lead and walked a week later.
This one act snowballed everything. My move, my new life, even the business as the former store manager of our local supermarket is now my business
partner after taking the same advice.
We have a saying, that something always comes along. And to this day, it has always stood true.
Go for it Bunny, life will always move you in one direction only. Forwards.
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