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Subject:Re: Into the Frying Pan From:Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:15:31 -0500
At first I was a bit puzzled by why you needed our opinion on this, Chris.
You've got the chops to know better.
But then I remembered my last post, where I did leave, after agonizing for
quite a while. Frankly, I haven't been able to come up with a good excuse
about why I left; all the truthful bits sound like the things companies
don't want to hear from their employees. And I haven't found another post.
You can handle things better, and I wish you all the luck. Just LEAVE
On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 11:51 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Thanks, all, and please keep it coming.
> I especially appreciate the responses from you long-time Whirlers who know
> exactly the situation in which I now find myself (again*).
> Two songs come to mind:
> *Killing Floor* - Electric Flag (yeah, I know it's a cover)
> *Won't Get Fooled Again* - Who
> > Chris
> *The first occurred almost 10 years ago on a Deloitte-(mis)run project for
> the CA Dept. of Workers' Comp. There I had what now appears to be the same
> manager, albeit of an opposing gender. And I found Deloitte to be much like
> Amway, in that freshman managers recruited mirror-fogging warm bodies so as
> to become sophomore(ic) managers.
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> > I would go.
> > Remember that bit of boilerplate in new hire letters that refers to a
> > probationary period? Don't forget that you are also evaluating them.
> > It doesn't sound to me as if there's any great payback for success in
> > position. And you're new enough on the job that you can just leave it off
> > your resume.
> > The only real question is, go right now, or find another position first,
> > and that's determined by your stress level and the reserves in your bank
> > account.
> > Gene Kim-Eng
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