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Here We Go Again

 
Things have been running pretty smoothly at the office for almost a year now, but shortly after arriving at work this morning the attorney at our branch of the law firm announced that he was submitting his two week notice of resignation this morning.  He has been here almost two years, and is moving to Dallas for a better opportunity.  I don't blame him for that, it just makes me sad.

Those of you who've been following my blog for the past couple years or more, know the ongoing saga of staff turnover.   I have been here over four years, making me the senior employee at this branch which currently has an attorney and four support staff.  It goes without saying that I am NOT looking forward to yet another transition, and all the accompanying paperwork and issues that go with it, not to mention reassuring clients who will be concerned about having a new attorney handling their claim.  I am old and tired, and I've already done this dance more times than I can count, but what can I do - take a deep breath, take it one day at a time, and hope for the best... or to win the lottery so I can retire.

Please Lord, let them fill the position quickly with someone ambitious and nice to work with, and don't give me more reasons to hang myself from the nearest doorway!


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  1. Another sign of the times. It seems that people move from job to job these days, rather than stay the course. Bill was talking about this recently. It used to be you stayed at one place and worked your way up. Now, you move on to get the benefits you want. It is competitive out there.

    You stay for different reasons, as you say, age, location, security. Of course, you know the ropes. That is why they rely on you, and why you will do just fine. Hang in there...just don't hang yourself...or anyone else. *wink*

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    1. Yes, the job market is very competitive, and opportunities that would work for me are rarely present. I keep my eyes open, but I also remain aware of the things that do work well for me with this job, and I know God has me here for a purpose. I shall soldier on, and refrain from hanging anyone... for the time being! ;-)

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  2. This is crap!!
    Why can't we be done with change already?

    I know you will rise above and blue skies await, but seriously ---- it is hard to soar with the eagles when you fly with turkeys!

    sending you hugs

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    1. I have to agree with your sentiments, Brenda. Every time things feel like they are finally running relatively smooth, someone has to mess it up. I know that life is ever-changing and I accept that, I just wish it wasn't always changing in a way that will make my job harder/more tiring/more stressful. How about it once changing in a way that makes it easier?! Some days I do feel very much like "mom" here and wish I didn't have to do so much corrective guidance in how things need to be done. SIGH

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  3. Hugs, and prayers that it will all work out for the absolute best.

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    1. Thanks Mimi, I am always hopeful that God has something good in store for me. I would like to get through the next three years without too many hassles, then I will be 65 and can maybe look at working part-time.

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  4. Blessings will come your way.

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    1. Thank you Gail, I am going to accept that as a promise! xoxo

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  5. Sorry you are facing another transition in your office. It is hard to be upbeat when you know you will be the one to teach the newbie the ins and outs of the job. It is a good thing that you are there, though. Newbies for all their bravado are usually scared puppies who need what only experience and someone with experience can give them. One day at a time, Josie. You will prevail and once again prove your worth. Hang in there.

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    1. That's the part that is sad, Patricia, I know how much work it takes to cover the gap until a new attorney is hired, and then when is involved in getting him/her up to speed. But you are right that we can be a blessing in the process and I will do my best to be that. Being supportive is my nature, even if I am a bit grumbly in my head. ;-)

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  6. Josie,

    I am so sorry. I know all too well that change sucks. Really sucks sometimes. :) But as you tell me, we are fighters and will fight on. I am with you though - I would love to get off the rollercoaster...

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    1. Hi Skipper! You are absolutely right that we fight on, I know I can get through this time because I've been through worse. Six months from now it will all be ok, one way or another. Yes, I would dearly love to get off the rollercoaster of employment, but I don't see that happening in the near future. SIGH. So on we go!

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