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Life Lesson Learned

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Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Monday. Normally, I don’t really talk about my personal life too much. I try to separate that from my writing life; but there’s something I needed to get off of my chest.

Today, I made the decision to quit my day job. Well, quitting is putting it mildly. I walked off my job today; mainly because of the owners. As some of you may know, I was a manager for a driving school. Due to its clientele, this school was kind of in high demand, making my position a little stressful at time. Although there were times when I wanted to give up and quit, I didn’t, because I done everything I could to keep the customers happy. In August, the location I was over were bought out by new owners, making things for me very difficult since they did not have a clue on how to run the business. They relied on me to do everything while they sat back and took all the credit. That alone was making my job even more stressful.

Since they took over, they were not the type of employers anyone would want to work for. I know that’s harsh, but they never really gave me a fair shot. No matter how much I had tried to make a good impression on these two, it was never good enough. Although I was great at what I was doing in the short amount of time I was in the position (I made a year this month), they always found the negative in my performance. They never looked at the fact that parents were giving me compliments; instead, they looked at what I didn’t do that day or why I couldn’t get to their phone call quick enough.

Things really went from bad to worse when I returned from vacation at the beginning of the New Year. They began to nitpick at everything I had done and even blamed me for incidents that they created. The Corporate office (who were originally the owners of that location) turned their backs on me and threw me under the bus for things that were minor and turned into something big. Today was the final straw when one of the owners decided to talk down to me over a petty incident. This led me to become upset with her, yelled at her, and turned in my resignation. Now, I know that probably wasn’t the best thing to do, but when you take so much ridicule and negativity from people, eventually, you’re going to snap. And that’s what happened to me today.

Now, I have to look for another job, which is okay for me, because I was doing that anyway. In fact, I knew I was on my way out of the door, especially considering they didn’t want me in the position anyway; the new owners just didn’t want to be obvious about placing someone else in the position when they took over.

Although I probably chose the wrong path in leaving my position, I do feel a sense of calm over everything. In fact, I’m sort of relieved because I don’t have to deal with the stress anymore. I’m not saying that my next position will be all peaches and cream; but it probably won’t be to the point where I want to literally curse out my supervisors every single day (just every now and then, lol).

As I start my “extended vacation,” this will give me a chance to focus on my writing more, which was something I wasn’t able to do lately. You never know, this might be a story line for a new book. 🙂

Now that I shared my personal rant, has this situation ever happened to you before, where you got so fed up that you walked out on your job? If so, you’re not alone. I said I would never do that (since I do have bills and a child to think about), but when you get to that point of frustration and you can’t take anymore of someone’s bullshit, you’re going to want to tell your supervisor to shove it and walk out the door.

But this incident made me realize that God has something bigger and better in store for me. Maybe I might receive a better job with better pay; or maybe I probably will start writing full-time. The possibilities are endless. Regardless, I know that this is just another lesson that I experienced throughout my life journey. Whether path God has in store for me, I’ll be ready for it.

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