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    Speaking of changing jobs. They announced a big re-organization at work today. My area is moving to another area. New boss. Not like the old boss. ****.

    I have to change jobs to stick with my current management or just up and quit.

    I can give the new boss a chance. Been working with her for a couple years now. Not sure she and I will come to an understanding. On the other hand she’s got maybe 1000 new employees and she will need people like me to keep the wheels on.

    Gotta decide next week as there is an opening I can take. Be working for the same guy as now. He used to work for me. We have an understanding. I do the job and he leaves me the f alone. . No time to negotiate with the new boss.

    Most worried about my little team. After 2 years, everything was just right. Hate to abandon them.

    I hate change.

    argh

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    Do what makes your life better. Keep in mind that if you dropped dead today your little team would replace you with somebody else next week with barely a ripple. JayInOz

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    We have an understanding. I do the job and he leaves me the f alone.
    sounds like a winning arrangement
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Yeah I can relate. I do what I want and the boss leaves me the eff alone. My boss knows I am the world's worse employee, and he is right, but I'm all he's got. One of the joys of working for yourself.

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    We definitely have a winning arrangement.

    Yeah, everything changes. Carp!

    Or zero people. That has some appeal. Though it seems like an unwise time to be unemployed. Remembering my trial retirement. It was pretty restless. And poor.
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    My boss never seems to leave me alone. He's always jumping into my brain with some new problem/chore/idea/opportunity/set of priorities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    My boss never seems to leave me alone. He's always jumping into my brain with some new problem/chore/idea/opportunity/set of priorities...
    Your boss is like my boss. The problem with my brain is that there’s way too much empty space up there, and things rattle around forever…

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    We definitely have a winning arrangement.

    Yeah, everything changes. Carp!

    Or zero people. That has some appeal. Though it seems like an unwise time to be unemployed. Remembering my trial retirement. It was pretty restless. And poor.


    I have enjoyed a similar laissez faire boss relationships through several restructurings and buyouts over the years. The transition periods always caused concerns similar to those you are expressing now. Yet, the worst never came to pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I have enjoyed a similar laissez faire boss relationships through several restructurings and buyouts over the years. The transition periods always caused concerns similar to those you are expressing now. Yet, the worst never came to pass.
    i'm so tired of being tired
    but sure as night will follow day
    most things i worry about
    never happen anyway....

    ~tom petty

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    I retire at Christmas, My current boss is on holiday, when back, he's down to 2 days a week, I know the guy taking over, he's been pushed into it, he didn't want the job, he'll be moving slightly sideways and upwards, He's also a sailor so we get on well. My old boss becomes temporary deputy while they search for one, but they searched for the last 5 years for a deputy and couldn't find one..

    Very shortly the company could find itself paddle less, it's a somewhat specialised set of jobs..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    i'm so tired of being tired
    but sure as night will follow day
    most things i worry about
    never happen anyway....

    ~tom petty

    A corollary.

    When life looks like easy street
    There is danger at your door.

    Robert Hunter ( lyricist for the Grateful Dead)




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    Last week I ran into a girl I worked with for the last couple of years before I retired. She grabbed my arm and said Pleeeease come back! Just do Mondays! I said it would cost you dearly. She said name your price- I'll do it! I said shirley it can't be that bad. She said Michael quit- he's the former American marine- too hard and not enough money. New guy doesn't have his own bike helmet and refuses to wear a second hand one. New couple tried out together- day one put a big scratch down the side of the delivery van and then bogged it. So little Kylie is working an extra fifteen hours a week covering for everyone else. I fee bad for her- but I find that I don't have time for a job JayInOz

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    I used to tell my union members when faced with this situation that the trick was not to fight the inevitable but to see what advantage they could take from the new situation. Now at times that meant a new job, at times it meant not being able to do do the job to your own satisfaction. But try to stand aside from the emotion of the change and see where you can best take advantage.

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    I appreciate the thoughts. Backpacking through southeast asia sounds more fun than all the other options combined. I can drop by and say Hi to big.

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