So my job sucks. It has always sucked but it was an acceptable level of suck. I belong to a small company where I manage some people and I do some of the same work they do. In other words, I have their job and my manager level jobs to do. Sucks, but it is okay.
Recently my boss has expressed the idea that I need to also do sales and aggressively hire people. In other companies you would have a sales department and a Human Resources department. He has decided that he just needs me to do it. He has also decided that training is for pussies and people learn better when thrown into the deep end of the pool. He feels that there is no need to raise my pay-scale while tripling my duties. He also really needs me to get new customers, yesterday.
I have a shitty enough time selling my own stories. Marketing is one of those things I despise taking part of in every way and form. Now it is going to be part of my daily task list. I am unhappy.
My wife and I are discussing our options. We could theoretically live on her salary. It wouldn’t be fun but we could do it. I could also try to get another job during this horrible economic depression. I also just try to do this new job and not fail horribly. I don’t know yet. It is perplexing.
To say I am stressed out is an understatement. One thing I do know is that after leaving a shitty marriage, I am less likely to put up with a situation I find horrible. I dislike my job already but now I am sliding into full blown hate. Change is scary, and financial fear is scarier but I am not alone on this and that makes all the difference.
I ask for your patience during this uncertain time as well as assure you that come Hell or Bad Bosses, there will almost always be a new story in Wednesday.