They tell you that you just have to suck it up and keep going back to work every single day. Sometimes I truly admire people who can take the abuse from their coworkers and customers every single day and not let it get to them, because I know they have bigger responsibilities and that every second on the clock can mean the difference between feeding your kids and poverty.
My problem is that I’m not one of those people. I can only endure so much and I have endured a lot. I’m sure this post will trigger a slue of competitive responses, trying to tell me how stupid I am for not allowing Generimart to bat me around like a cat toy. But the bottom line is that I quit my job yesterday. Fortunately, I do not have children and will never have to worry about another person being dependent on me enough to worry about a month or two of unemployment.
I’m not going to go into all of the details. All I will say is that for the time being, I am going to maintain the obfuscation as long as I can still use the reference. The beauty part about living in Massachusetts is that although they tax the hell out of us, they’re also surprisingly supportive of employees and there are generally more advantages to a person who can maintain some semblance of dignity.