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By hillwalker Latest Reply 2012-02-04 21:57:29 -0600
Started 2012-01-26 23:02:06 -0600

i gave notice at my job a few weeks ago tomorrow is my last day i got what will be a better job with the state- been at the old job 8 years mixed feelings
(my employess were not happy to hear i was leaving)
new job pay check will be 4 weeks out money tigh not a good thing
new job health benefits almost 2 months out
old job bennies stop the day i leave
need to cancel the lab work and dr appt nin two weeks won't be able to afford it til the new job benefits kick in
this week the vp of my current job died unexpectedly casting a serious pall on the week(I hold a management position curently so he was two levels up from me)
just needed to vent

8 replies

DeanaG 2012-01-28 01:35:40 -0600 Report

Good luck with your changes!!

hillwalker 2012-01-28 11:02:14 -0600 Report

yeah 8 years at the old job the bennies are far better and 10 hours a week or more less work so i know it's the right decision but the last day was tear filled for many of my people as a side note they got a sugar free cake what genius decided that a sugar free cake only an inch thick needs 3/4 inch of frosting? i swear the regular cake they had was prolly lower carb

GabbyPA 2012-01-27 09:38:51 -0600 Report

Leaving a job is very hard. I did that after I had been with a company for over 15 years, straight out of college. They were family, but leaving was becoming my only option. What I found was that the stress was there while I was at the job. Once I said my good byes, and left, there was a huge relief.

Usually you can do a COBRA insurance between jobs. You can ask your insurance company about that.

Just know that it will be a rough month, but that it will come to an end and your decision to go will be made clear. It is a new adventure! Go for it!

hillwalker 2012-01-29 19:51:21 -0600 Report

yeah cobra tried that once can't afford it

Caroltoo 2012-01-29 20:04:19 -0600 Report

Cobra is very high because it requires you pay your own "usual" portion of the premium plus whatever your employer had paid. The insurance company is paid in full. Cobra just guarantees the right to continue the insurance if, in your newly unemployed state, you can afford to. I can see it for a month or two of transition like you sound like you have, but long term is another situation!

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