ah man Shunt, I was in the 'to the left' situation a few years back and found a completely different line of work and jumped on the chance. every single negative thing I left there fell off immediately, luckily the place I am working for now is super comfortable to boot. I just wanted to share this since your situation sounds incredibly similar to the one I was in, keep your eyes open for new work, especially work outside of your current line. it can totally happen! the 'to the right' choice is way better, there is something out there keep looking
Thanks Yanbu, but I have always been very insecure, I find it extremely hard to make choices! Left AND right both give gain and loss, there'll be no way back if I make a choice. Another thing is the bonus which I'm supposed to receive next year for being an employee for 25 years (a gross month salary) - and this also has a moral influence, I'll never achieve that again!
On the other hand, my boss analyses my work and capabilities upon some wanker's lies, no matter how hard I work, he'll never be satisfied. And I don't mean to brag here a few people already told me repeatedly that I'm too smart for the work I do now. Lately I've come to the same idea. My mind is constantly busy, I like improving things, I like making work more efficient.
I'm suffering from burn-out since october 15th - last year I have been accused of stealing, sabotage and deliberate negligence. Our current boss came to our company four years ago and didn't take the effort to meet the employees. My foreman got his function by cronyism and of course he had to insure his function when the new boss arrived. I think he's still disappointed because I managed to get a certificate to limit a task which caused severe pain all over my body and therefore he started to stab me in the back by telling lies.
The boss has also blamed me over and over for something I have warned HIM for repeatedly too, he never listened to my plead and last year some product imploded when the costumer was using it.
The boss has FULLY accused me for this and meanwhile he told me he didn't trust me, and told me I refused to fasten bolts and nuts, on purpose.
Now that's a bit too much, I don't need to take all that shit
i hate the year away bonus bait.. but a month's salary sounds pretty sweet. life is about risks though, don't wanna regret not knowing what could have been. if you got the smarts and the passion, then you can do anything anywhere. Peace be with you friend.
I have made my choice. There's a possibility to have myself declared physically unfit for the job, therefore they'll have to dismiss me and I can start a new job right away. Unfortunately there won't be a severance pay but fuck that
Off to a new stage in life. Fuck all bastards, I don't need them :)