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    As some of you may remember, I work for a couple of very intense women and it has caused me a lot of stress. It was actually making me a bit sick for a while. I don't post about it much because I know I will sound like a broken record but it really can get awful. Sadly, the big boss has been out for 6 weeks because of health issues and will be out for about 3 more we just found out. It has been better without her there but she will be back and I don't know if I am ready for that. Well, I saw a job opening in another department and after a number of days of thinking it over, I decided to apply for it. I had the first interview today with the guy from HR and he said he would be passing my application on to the person I would be working for. Her admin has recently retired so they are looking to replace her. It would be a step up in position (from secretary to Admin. Assistant).

    So, I am now just waiting to see when I will have my 2nd interview. I know it will be stressful starting a new job if I get it but my current position really does get me upset. So, I am torn -- the stress that I know or the stress that I don't know. But somehow, I just don't see this other department as being as stressful as where I am right now.

    Ginny B
    Ginny B

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    Oh, good luck to you!! I would say, that this time, while she is out on leave is the best time to go... that way she is really out of the loop even in you taking the position!!

    I need to do the same thing....And soon, or I will feel badly when it gets to close to the holidays and I don't want to make those I LIKE suffer.... But I've reached critical mass....this last year, with the new mgr, who I was hoping would move on quickly like the last 6...but shes stayed...and as a company I feel like I've gone full circle...we are back to some policies that were in place when I started over 12 years ago....
    ...Trish

    (I'm sarcastic. Breathe deeply, then laugh...)

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      I totally get what you are saying. You might just put down a pro con list, but it sounds like a change might be a very positive move for you. You made that first big step, so I would encourage you to see it through. I do not see much difference between a secretay and admin assistant. I am an administrative assistant and handle all of it for our small office with one other person, the admin supervisor. So you pretty much already have the skills required and you should be getting paid for it. Good luck, you will do hreat.
      Karen
      Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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        Good luck! If you want the position I hope you get it and have less stress. I had a new supervisor the last year I worked. The stress level was so high that at times I wanted to scream (or choke her) but I kept telling myself to hang on until retirement in August. I retired last August 1 and then I really understood just how much stress I had been under and how it was affecting my overall health.
        *~* Myrna *~*
        *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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          Good luck to you.

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            Go for it girl, you can do it. If you've been a secretary for awhile you have already been functioning as an AA, the only difference is at a low pay scale. Yes there will be some stress while you learn your new duties but it will soon be alleviated not like the daily stress you have with your present boss. Good Luck!

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              I am happy for you. It sounds like a step in the right direction. Onward and upward...and as the others have said...you are already doing the work of an AA so you might as well get paid for it.
              Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

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                Good luck to you I hope all goes well.
                :icon_wave:Joan

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                  Yes, go for it. Definately. Good luck.

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                    Good luck to you. I surely hope you get the job. Life is too short to be dealing with stress caused in the office place by other people. If it doesn't work out don't let that deter you. Find another job one way or the other. Keep us posted.
                    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                      Good luck with your interview, Ginny. You spend way too much of your life at work to be under that kind of stress. Ask me how I know. I'm praying for this to work out for you. Hugs...
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                        Ginny, I think you should go for it too. If a job is making you physically ill and affecting your health it's time for a change & you have the opportunity.....I would take it. Good luck.
                        "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

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                          I know where you are coming from!! I am hoping to retire SOON!!! An admin job came up w/the fire department and I would love to do that and was working on applying when it occurred to me, I don't want to work anymore. I want to live the retired life and quilt! And go to my lake place and anywhere else when I want! Then I thought, well do it anyway, it'd be flattering if they hired you. But then, if I decided my heart was not in it, I'd leave them high and dry. I sat down and told my husband I was not going to finish the application. Hope I don't regret it, but I'm thinking I won't! I have worked here, at 911, for 31 years this May 5, and I just feel like I earned it.
                          pat.

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                            Go for it! My last boss kept me totally stressed out..... It was a small 2-3 person office, so she could easily see and hear everything I did.... And criticize.... Nothing is worse than dreading going into work..... Fortunately I was part time, so I wasn't in the office everyday.

                            BTW, she was too busy to train me when I came on......there were several deals in the works.... So for the first few weeks I did almost nothing.....

                            So GO.... No job is worth your constant anxiety.....


                            Sandy from Cincinnati


                            AKA Kermit

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                              I wish you all the best and hope the new position is a good fit for you! I think the short term stress of starting a new position and learning the ropes there is far better than the long term stress of staying in your current department. Good luck! I hope it all works out for you.
                              Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

                              Quilting is my passion . . . chocolate is a close second!

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