The Urge and The Will

I have the urge to choke someone, right now. Better yet, bit somebody’s head off! If it wasn’t a crime, I’d probably do it in a quick second with matching double slaps and a big kick on the butt. I tried to call in sick this morning, and was given serious attitude by my boss. Just one day off, and they couldn’t give me that.  Grrrrr!

Moving on with the story, I dragged myself to work with a stiff neck and some hot packs to help lessen the pain. On the way to the office, I phoned my friend, Charles, at Ernst and Young. I maybe acting on impulse, but it maybe time to delve into new territories. So, I inquired if the job offer was still open for negotiation. The position was for a Senior Auditor, may require some traveling and off site assignments. But I am seriously contemplating moving forth. The fact that I’m doing a two-men job was unfair enough (without wage increase), but depriving me of my right is another. I could quit my job straightaway (and I thought that earlier), but my financial obligations have to come first. They’re not going anywhere and they can’t wait either. For now, I need to suck it up and repeat these words over and over — patience and bills!

Anyhow, I’ll try to keep my cool for now. Practice the virtue of tolerance. Gulp a huge glass of ice tea and then watch reruns of Sex in the City.

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8 comments

  1. abbyG. · August 10, 2007

    i hate saying i know how you feel, but i really do. more often than not, ganyan ako sa trabaho, hehe! pag may tangible nang fall-back, exit na tayo! 😀

  2. sardonicnell · August 10, 2007

    oo nga, abby. pag klaro na etong ernst and young at pag may nakita ka na ring mas magandang opportunity. may i exit na ang mga beauty natin! dumadami ang age lines ko sa noo ng dahil sa work kong eto, toxic pa ang boss ko. kaloka! hahaha =)

  3. Meeya · August 10, 2007

    di ako maka-relate kasi yung “work” ko ngayon hindi ko pwedeng layasan, hehe. pero i just have to say this: some bosses think that their employees are expendable, but i say no job is worth dying for or slaving over. i’m sure you’ll find a great exit door, just don’t forget to give your boss a swift kick in the arse on your way out. 🙂

  4. sardonicnell · August 10, 2007

    you got that right, meeya! no job is worth dying or slaving for, kaya i’ll make a graceful exit once a door for opportunity opens. but i will definitely give that “slave driver” boss of mine, one hell of a kick, sampal at sabunot before i take a bow. hahaha =)

  5. eric aka senor enrique · August 11, 2007

    Is that the dreaded blue screen of death?

    If you “feel” it’s time to move on from a job, then plan accordingly on doing so. Good luck!

    Ernst & Young is one of the Big Eight, isn’t it?

  6. sardonicnell · August 11, 2007

    you’re right, eric! i need to plan accordingly, before pressing onwards. i think ernst and young is still in the fortune top eight large companies list. i haven’t read the most recent issue of fortune magazine, so im not too sure.

    but any decent job in the accounting field (paired with a competitive salary) is enough reason for me, to place my two weeks notice and move on. hehehe!

    hopefully, i’d get an answer from EY by next week =)

  7. Apols · August 11, 2007

    Goodluck Nell… i hope everything turns out fine. Let the boss do your stuff after you resigned =P

  8. sardonicnell · August 11, 2007

    hi apols! once im out the door (which i hope will happen soon), she has no other choice but to do my work. i can’t wait for that time when i’d be able to tell her “au revoir- sayonara.” thanks for the encouragement, i really needed that =)

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