Resigned- is it a mistake?
Therealtuesdayweld · 07/03/2023 00:25
Going through tender process and I found a new job which I would love to do.
I resigned, leaving my old job in the shit somewhat as I am a key role, and we carry a lazy staff member (small team).
New job is (was) more money but after travel I will have less money and more time away from my teens.
Heard today we are getting a raise in the job I'm leaving. More money than I have ever had.
I don't know if I should continue with my decision, go on to new opportunity and suck up less take home pay/struggle sonewhat.
I could try and rescind my resignation but there's no guarantee of a job in a few months, we could get tuped over, or redundant. Or may be business as usual.
Business aas usual also means carrying lazy colleague who makes every excuse imaginable to not work, messes things up and is a liability.
Im not experienced, as you may be able to tell... Thinking I should have quit at last minute.... And kept my options open.
Any advice, experience, anything?
I'm up late fretting...
Casilero · 07/03/2023 00:44
Well I'm also up late fretting because my lazy team member after being off sick is coming back next week. Honestly, I'd just leave. I would absolutely love to just walk out the door and never have to deal with this shit again.
Therealtuesdayweld · 07/03/2023 00:58
Thank you Casilero.
Apparently there is one in every workplace.
How the hell do they get away with it!
Wishing you rest and strength for tomorrow.
Emptycrackedcup · 07/03/2023 01:01
The joy from the money will be short-lived, the place is still crap. Take the other job
pinkyvase · 07/03/2023 01:24
Are you happy in your old job, other than lazy team member? In my experience there's always something - a crap colleague, stressful boss - in all jobs, sometimes it's better the devil you know
Alphabet1spaghetti2 · 07/03/2023 01:33
Ime the lazy buggers get away with it because they are best pals/related to the manager/boss.
me - I just want to go in, do the job, go home and get paid. So boring trying to be creative at wasting time.
WinterMusings · 07/03/2023 01:55
How much is the difference in the salaries?
I'd probably still take the new job, if you were otherwise happy there you'd have stayed & dreamed about ways to get rid of the lazy one!
nothing to stop you still looking for something ecen better! That really is the way up the pay ladder!
Therealtuesdayweld · 07/03/2023 07:36
The difference is about 4 5k
I can survive on the new job.
Also, there's no guarantee of my current role, will find out in the next couple of weeks I should think.
cocksstrideintheevening · 07/03/2023 07:39
I'd leave, you made the decision and there is no guarantee about the role going forward. If they had wanted you to stay they would have counter offered when you resigned.
Campervangirl · 07/03/2023 07:53
I upgraded my CV yesterday to apply for another role, internal, same company but I'm dithering.
Same as you, I have a lazy colleague who does a different role to me but is inherently lazy, the managers know this but won't tackle it, there's evidence, other managers have complained but because she's very vocal they seem scared of her.
She rides on my coat tails, takes credit for work that I've done which they thank her for in meetings but when I raise that actually it's my work that I've done they seem to think I'm picking on her even though there's been multiple complaints about her.
Big meeting last week (runs every month)and I always buy cakes and treats and the big boss thanked the lazy colleague for providing the treats!
It feels like a dig at me.
A colleague like this really makes work difficult.
I don't know what's the best solution for you but I'd first try to rescind your notice only because you're having doubts, if they don't agree then you just move on but if they agree it gives you options.
Let us know what you do.
Prettypaisleyslippers · 07/03/2023 08:11
Go to new job, enjoy going out more, get dressed up etc. see if hybrid is an option, so not too much commuting.
in your current role your card is marked, lazy twat is still there to drive you mad
Therealtuesdayweld · 07/03/2023 23:01
Thanks all for your inputs.
I'm going to go ahead with new role.
Feeling a bit stronger/different today.
Therealtuesdayweld · 07/03/2023 23:05
@Campervangirl it sounds like a, similar dynamic here, with everyone rescuing/smoothing over/projecting qualities onto lazy colleague.
We get "teamwork" and it's my other colleague or me.
If someone has done nothing, let's not be pretending they have.
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