I've been so stressed out lately.
As soon as I turned down the job offer last month my current job got that much more hellish. I've never worked anywhere with people as hateful, backbiting, rude, passive-aggressive, and narcissistic. Of course there are a few nice people there that I like and respect, but none of the good ones have any authority. The other members of management (I'm one of the lesser managers) are horrible people.
One in particular is sexist and either bullies women or treats them with a condescending manner that is totally infuriating. I also suspect that he is an undiagnosed sociopath. (I'm not even joking.)
I still don't regret turning down the other job, since I'm sure it wasn't the right one for me, but I'm miserable at this place. I have GOT to find something else soon. I can't stand spending 40 hours a week in a place where I'm so deeply unhappy.
All I want is a job where people are courteous and professional with each other. An average salary (I don't need a lot of money, just a living wage) with health insurance. Decent working conditions and regular hours. That's not so much to ask, is it?
I check the job postings every single day, talk to people, and continue working on my resume. So far there is nothing promising in sight. How I wish I could just be irresponsible and quit my job before finding a new one....but that would require living off our savings (which are there for a down payment on a house and true emergencies) and I can't bring myself to do it. My husband can't swing all the bills on just his income. So for now I am stuck.
Sorry for the complaints, friends. I know it's not fun reading but it helps to get it off my chest.