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c_hawkthorne  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 12, 2021

Being that I'm the only person who does what I do for my local health department covering a population of over one million, I thought it'd be a good idea to let my boss know I'm leaving earlier than normal. Hoping I can use my position to move to remote. Well it turns out I'm one of three that will be leaving. Team size is seven. That's going to be rough for them to say the least. I feel bad about it but also know I need to do this and it's not like my job had education benefits so it wouldn't really benefit me to find a local school and keep working in that sense. Working only remote I'm fine with. Working and grad school full time is a nah. I asked if I could go full remote and drop to part time. Her boss is on parental leave so boss's boss can't be consulted but that's who will be able to advocate for it. HR and everyone else will likely say no. So it's up in the air waiting for that person to return.

Beyond that whole debacle, it's disturbingly cheaper to buy a condo than to rent a place, so I'm toying with that. Life is stupid expensive. Not a fan. Any smart people got advice on red flags to watch for in that process?

I'm sad to be possibly leaving my job and leaving my boss in such a hard spot. I've told her a few times there needs to be more than one of me because I need to do things like take a week off and not feel bad about it because literally no one in the office knows this shit like I do, but boss just kept saying give extra work to the temps because I'm good at explaining things to people and also telling them no and holding to that conviction. Still afraid to take a week off. That's not a good thing. I've taken less than two weeks off since October 2019. Still doing overtime too. Exhaustion is an understatement. At this point I don't really plan on taking any and they pay out so I'd get around a month of salary when I leave if I can't do remote which is a real possibility and a good chunk of change that would be nice to have. The plan is to move late July/early August and have about a month to settle until classes start. So boss kinda dug her own grave if they don't let me work remote. And I like my boss which is why I am giving her damn near 3 months notice. I did everything I could and while I'm sad to be leaving it'll be nice to not have that stress on me. It'll just be a whole new and fun kind of stress.

Y'all who've moved hundreds of miles got any advice for that adventure? Going to pack light because I don't have or need a lot of stuff which is nice.

Other than all that garbage, I'm surviving. Made some really good sun-dried tomato, fresh basil, and cheese stuffed bread this weekend. That was awesome. I want to try sourdough but not sure anyone else in my house would eat it and I don't need an entire loaf of bread for myself, so I'm unfortunately just going to wait until I move and can get some awesome starter going.