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To feel deliriously happy to be leaving the worst job I have ever had!

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missingwelliesinsd Thu 16-May-13 21:39:30

Just found out this morning that I got a new job at an awesome organization allowing me finally to get the hell out of the worst job I have ever had in my life. I actually feel physically nauseous with relief right now (I'm not a high-strung person but my job was that bad). I'm terrified of facing my boss (the reason for me leaving) tomorrow to tell him, as I won't be giving more than two days notice (I feel bad but it just worked out this way). Has anyone else out there survived a truly god-awful job experience?

CaptainSweatPants Thu 16-May-13 21:43:20


Will they be ok with 2 days notice ?
Do you mean new job starts Monday ?
What does your contract say ?

Make sure you get a formal exit interview so you can flag up all problems for next poor Sod to work there grin

& well done !!

BestParentEver Thu 16-May-13 21:55:28


Sounds totally reasonable.

missingwelliesinsd Thu 16-May-13 22:00:07

I work in California, an "at will" state which means employer or employee can end employment at any time for any reason -no contracts!

The temptation to be brutally honest in the exit interview is great, but my boss (the owner) has been running his business this way for 15 years. He knows exactly what he has been doing, he is being sued by ex-employees at any given moment since I've been there.

So, I'll smack a polite smile on my face and apologize for the lack of notice while he tries to make me feel like a horrible person for leaving him in the lurch.

Thanks! Seriously I think I will have PTSD form this job for some time to come.

maninawomansworld Tue 21-May-13 08:53:19

Terrified of facing the boss that you hate to tell him you're leaving??
I would be like a child on Christmas eve, why smack on the polite face? Be brutal.

hiddenhome Tue 21-May-13 08:55:22

Congratulations flowers

Do be honest at the exit interview. Shitty people need to be told the truth from time to time, it's good for them. You would be doing him a favour tbh.

Bakingnovice Tue 21-May-13 09:08:57

I survived a horrendous job. It nearly killed me, I wasa wreck. It destroyed my confidence and life. It was that bad. If I had t left I would have had a nervous breakdown. Leaving was the best decision I ever made. Good luck with the new job.

ComposHat Tue 21-May-13 15:53:18

Worst job I had.....picking crabs out of Jane Mansfield's arse.

ReluctantBeing Tue 21-May-13 15:55:19

You on you! Well done. Get the hell out of that place and don't look back.

COCKadoodledooo Tue 21-May-13 16:06:17

YANBU! Well done on getting out thanks

Do be honest at your exit interview, it probably won't make any difference to how that boss does things, but trust me you'll be happier for having had your say!

My last exit interview ended with wanker boss saying "Well Cock, the door will always be open here for you" with accompanying smarmy smile.
I still feel grin about my reply over 6 years later - "Not while you're on the other side of it thanks!"

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 21-May-13 16:11:16

I begged for an exit interview with a higher up at one job I had. Never got it as I think they knew what I was going to say. Happiest day of my life. Night shifts, weekends at a badly run homeless shelter. We had deaths. It was utterly dreadful. I even joked about using one of their food services so that I couldn't work there again (they had a two year rule) no matter how desperate I was for a job.

ChocolateCakePlease Tue 21-May-13 16:15:24

Unless otherwise stated in a contract i thought you had to give your employer 1 weeks notice?

VodkaJelly Tue 21-May-13 16:32:49

ChocolateCakePlease - read the whole thread, the OP had put -

I work in California, an "at will" state which means employer or employee can end employment at any time for any reason -no contracts!

StealthOfficialCrispTester Tue 21-May-13 16:37:44

Well done op :-) and I remembet the euphoria well. It was just relentless - I actually got kicked out by the security guards at 9pm on my last day as j was still desperately trying ti catch up with my unmanageable workload

AgentZigzag Tue 21-May-13 16:39:11

Congratulations on the new job, and enjoy the relief wine

I've survived one too, only just.

Don't give the boss another thought, you don't have to any more smile smile

Rowgtfc72 Tue 21-May-13 16:55:32

I left my worst job in March after eight years. In my exit interview I did tell the boss what I thought and its still kicking off at work now !
Congratulations for getting out !

lashingsofbingeinghere Tue 21-May-13 17:31:57

Lobsters wasn't it, ComposHat?

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