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A little less than a happy high
It's official
After having an attorney browbeat me for twenty minutes about the policy governing the release of confidential materials without his even bothering to review the policy, I'm pretty sure I'm done here. I have too much responsibility with too little authority and too few staff. I am on deadlines that are impossible to meet given the workload. Unlike anyone else here, I can be assessed with monetary penalties if I make inadvertent mistakes... which are all the more likely because I'm expected to do more work with two people than my predecessor did with six.

On top of all this, I have to deal with belligerent attorneys on a daily basis.

I just don't have it in me.
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technocowboy From: technocowboy Date: August 26th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kill them all.
komos From: komos Date: August 30th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I might take a page from Drew and play "Hide the Potato" instead.
From: ex_cayetana730 Date: August 26th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
This site has interesting jobs. Maybe a little too far off from your field, but you can't find these jobs on Monster.
komos From: komos Date: August 30th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)


I'm not sure I have a field. My predecessor turned this work into a "Compliance Director" position, but she also had employment in "higher office" to draw on.

I really have no idea what I'm going to do. My prime focus is to find something with the same general income level that I can expect to be stable for the foreseeable future.
iterum From: iterum Date: August 26th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Too much responsibility + too little authority + monetary penalties = goodbye, I think.
komos From: komos Date: August 30th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I never wanted to be a bureaucrat anyway.
canonfire From: canonfire Date: August 26th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's always New Haven. *koff*

komos From: komos Date: August 30th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's the market like? ...and I thought you folks were looking to get out?
tenillypo From: tenillypo Date: August 26th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good for you! There is nothing quite as insufferable as a belligerant lawyer.
komos From: komos Date: August 30th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lawyer(S). Daily.
From: dsgood Date: August 26th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
How soon can you get out?
komos From: komos Date: August 30th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really have no idea. I have... other concerns that make care essential whenever there's a radical shift taking place. Essentially, I will need to have something lined up and solid before I make the move. There's certainly not going to be a six-month long voyage of discovery between engagements.
From: corvus_coronis Date: August 27th, 2005 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Good Luck.
starflow From: starflow Date: August 27th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am SSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to hear this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are so much better than that place; I'm just tickled pink you're looking elsewhere.
From: uruz Date: August 28th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
First, a home life change, and now work change.

Good. 2005 is the year of changes. You *will* be healthier for it.
why_style From: why_style Date: August 29th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
good luck. i myself am very bad at change, but i know i'd be happier if i had the courage to go out on a limb every once in awhile. i wish you much strength and hope you find a happier work environment soon.
komos From: komos Date: August 30th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do fine just so long as I can keep out of thinking of what I'm doing as a project. If it's just something I'm doing, it gets done. If I elevate it, the inner perfectionist kicks in and I become paralyzed.
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