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Old 08-29-2007, 08:58 PM   #61
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Yeah, interesting thread....I probably wouldnt mind continuing to work if I found the right long-term situation (but I have found that is hard to find and when it gets good, it is fleeting...I would say in my current job no more than 50% of the time has been plagued with problems bad enough that if I was FI by now, I would have left...
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:20 PM   #62
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I have no particular aversion to my j*b. It simply takes up so much of my time that I'm not able to do all the other things I want to do. That's why I want to retire.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:49 PM   #63
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Good answer, Gumby. The fact that I have to go there and do stuff when I'd rather be doing something else is reason enough to want to RE.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:58 PM   #64
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I think the biggest reason I want to FIRE is simply that I want to just go at my own pace, and not have to answer to anybody. I don't want to be tied down to any j-word.

Now, that being said, here are the two things I hate the most about my current job...

1) Immediate cow-irkers. Whiny, self-centered, world-revolves-around-me drama queens that are also pretty adept at back stabbing.

2) Ineffective management that refuses to do anything about #1, and tends to be inconsistent in their direction. For example, a couple years ago I complained about one of my cow-irkers, who was just driving me crazy in every respect. Petty, jealous, backstabbing, blame-shiftin, self-centered, you name it. My manager says..."Well, is she doing these things to you or are you just PERCEIVING that she's doing these things to you?

Then, about 2 months ago, one of these people complained to management saying I was creating a hostile working environment. Basically, somebody left a mess in my workspace while I was on vacation, and I commented to that effect, stating that if I had done something like that to anybody else I'd never hear the end of it. I was accused of saying some four-letter words. Most likely "Damn", "Hell", and "Piss"-ed. Well that's baby-$hI+ compared to most of what goes on in our office. Well, THAT VERY AFTERNOON I get called in to meet with my supervisor and one of the big bosses with my company. I get the lecture about how I created a hostile working environment, and whether I think I did or not, it's how the other person PERCEIVES it.

So evidently, if somebody PERCEIVES that I did something naughty, I get crucified. If I PERCEIVE that somebody else did something naughty, I have to deal with it.

I'm thinking about putting my company on probation. Tell them that they have 30 days to correct this problem, or I put in my notice. Now in my company I'm just a little spittle in the cesspool of life, but deemed essential by the government people we support. More than likely, if I walk, the gov't would have the heads of my supervisors and they'll beg to get me back, under my terms.

Of course, there's always the chance that they won't. In that case, FIREcalc gives my current portfolio a 16.4% chance of success if I retire right now, at the ripe old age of 37. Should I pull the plug?
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I think the biggest reason I want to FIRE is simply that I want to just go at my own pace, and not have to answer to anybody. I don't want to be tied down to any j-word.

Now, that being said, here are the two things I hate the most about my current job...

1) Immediate cow-irkers. Whiny, self-centered, world-revolves-around-me drama queens that are also pretty adept at back stabbing.

2) Ineffective management that refuses to do anything about #1, and tends to be inconsistent in their direction. For example, a couple years ago I complained about one of my cow-irkers, who was just driving me crazy in every respect. Petty, jealous, backstabbing, blame-shiftin, self-centered, you name it. My manager says..."Well, is she doing these things to you or are you just PERCEIVING that she's doing these things to you?

Then, about 2 months ago, one of these people complained to management saying I was creating a hostile working environment. Basically, somebody left a mess in my workspace while I was on vacation, and I commented to that effect, stating that if I had done something like that to anybody else I'd never hear the end of it. I was accused of saying some four-letter words. Most likely "Damn", "Hell", and "Piss"-ed. Well that's baby-$hI+ compared to most of what goes on in our office. Well, THAT VERY AFTERNOON I get called in to meet with my supervisor and one of the big bosses with my company. I get the lecture about how I created a hostile working environment, and whether I think I did or not, it's how the other person PERCEIVES it.

So evidently, if somebody PERCEIVES that I did something naughty, I get crucified. If I PERCEIVE that somebody else did something naughty, I have to deal with it.

I'm thinking about putting my company on probation. Tell them that they have 30 days to correct this problem, or I put in my notice. Now in my company I'm just a little spittle in the cesspool of life, but deemed essential by the government people we support. More than likely, if I walk, the gov't would have the heads of my supervisors and they'll beg to get me back, under my terms.

Of course, there's always the chance that they won't. In that case, FIREcalc gives my current portfolio a 16.4% chance of success if I retire right now, at the ripe old age of 37. Should I pull the plug?
My sympathies for putting up with a ROTTEN work environment. In answer to your question, I don't think you should even think about pulling the plug until AFTER you have lined up a better job. Then, if you still feel like it, go for it.
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