Monday, April 27, 2009

No It Is Not Worth It

A few months ago while I was hating my job, I asked myself if it was all worth it. Is it meant to be this hard? Maybe it, is the higher I climb. Maybe I just need to take it a day at a time. Stress is normal.

But now that a few months have passed and I'm still feeling like crap, I sat myself down and listed down all the reasons why I hated my job and I stopped being myself. I needed to understand what was going on. So I wrote and I wrote and I came up with 40 reasons why I hate it here. 40!

A lot of it has to do with the client. I've already blogged about the long meetings without food or water. I have to say that they're better now and at least do provide water but now very often while we're presenting work which the client rushed us to finish, the client will be passing notes to his colleagues, going through his credit card bills and once even watched a video and laughed out loud. Yes, this is DURING the presentation. To say that he's rude and disrespectful is an understatement.

This agency also doesn't feel like an agency. There's no energy or fun. I feel like it's shrouded in secrecy and I'm constantly walking on eggshells.

Those are just a few out of the 40 reasons.

But the last straw for me was during a meeting last week, the client actually said "You fucking piss me off". Yes. During a meeting. Did my boss defend or say something? Nope. Then again the client once called my boss "My bitch". So my boss isn't going to do anything is he?

Well, he can take his brand and stuff it up his ass cos I'm not going to do this anymore. I'm not going to kill myself for a brand who own brand owner doesn't seem to give a toss about it.

So I threw my resignation letter on Friday and it feels so good!

While I'm still fairly stressed with work, th thought that I'm gonna be outta here soon really lifts my spirits.

So I'm lookin for something else. Despite the economic situation, lots of people are actually hiring!

So I'm hoping for the best.

As least I can now start to rebuild my self confidence.


Anonymous said...

Good for you! Pity you can't just leave straight away. You know, like how they do in the movies. :) In real life, I suppose you have to give notice and prep for your next move. But still, I think that's great news. Sometimes, you have to say enough is enough. It really does sound like a horrible, soul-destroying place to work.

Bubbles said...

Soul destroying! Yes! That's the word I was looking for. I feel so much lighter now. I've stopped dragging my feet and I'm no longer affected by my bosses loud and constant sighs. Yeah!

Suzanne said...

Well done Bubbles!!! So happy for you! Hope you have a fantastic hols and a better job to come!

Bubbles said...

Thanks so much Suzanne! I know the hol will be great! Just hoping for a good job when I get back.

Fieran said...

Hmm, you are tempting me. Could I ask for your e-mail? I need some advice :(

Bubbles said...

Hi Fieran.

Oh no! What happened? Sure. Mail me at

But please note I'm going to be away tomorrow onwards and will not be able to access email. I'll respond when I get back, okay?