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Old 07-09-2018, 10:54 AM   #121
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Your name is "RetireSoon", not RetireOMM/Y. It sounds like it is time. Don't wait too long.
I had 72 people reporting to me. I don't miss it one bit.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:57 AM   #122
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The tough thing about checking out mentally is that we now have a 3-day offsite in early August to talk about all this and how we are going to fix it.
Watch (or re-watch) the movie Office Space and figure out a way to have fun at the offsite. Maybe bring some fresh fish with you. Seriously, I would try to tough it out for 30 days.
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OP, I donít know if you are in a megacorp or not but the pressure is likely coming from very high up the food chain and the director is hating life just like you.

If you must hang in there for 30 more days I would recommend the following.

ALWAYS take your lunch and breaks. Maybe a short walk on your break time. Preferably out of the work place not munching at your desk reading emails.

Ratchet up your exercise. Get a good sweat going. My doc said once if he could put exercise in pill form a portion of his patients wouldnít need medications.

Run a very clean diet. It will help

Very best of luck to you! Youíre almost there🙂
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:50 PM   #124
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OP, I donít know if you are in a megacorp or not but the pressure is likely coming from very high up the food chain and the director is hating life just like you.
Yep to both - in a MegaCorp and the pressure is definitely coming from above my Director (likely our EVP - his boss) and flowing down hill.

Good advice on the breaks - I tend to work 12-16 hours a day and never leave my home office. Eat a Powerbar for lunch at my desk while still working. No wonder I'm cooked. I do work out daily, but even that does not really help. Still feel half dead from the stress. Not fun.

I'm seriously considering bailing earlier than the next RSU vest at this point. It's been a very bad day and I haven't gotten a drop of real work done - too much commiserating with my peers and friends outside of the company, but we're all powerless to do anything about it. Not sure I can make it 30+ more days at this point and going to talk to DW tonight to determine what we do. Painful.
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Look forward, 30 days is not long. If unbearable, go in and tell the higher ups you can't stand it anymore and today is your last day. What are they going to do? Fire you? Life is short.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:29 AM   #126
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OP, I hope you can find a way to de-stress. One thing that worked for me is imagining the worst case scenario. So as someone else suggested - if you cut back on work hours, stop doing much work, and start coasting, what are they going to do - fire you? Doubtful that Megacorp could move that fast, but even if they did, so what? I would stop commiserating with miserable co-workers as that is just making you feel worse, and start looking forward to your new life. Either quit now, or hang in to get the $25K knowing that youíre leaving FOR SURE very soon, so you can set your own rules between now and then.
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