Originally Posted by smrobs
I just don't know what to do. Things at my job are just getting ridiculous. As officers, we are now being treated worse than the inmates. Our administration is more concerned with getting people fired than keeping the inmates under control. They have constricted what we can bring to work to the point that if you bring a sandwich, each topping must be in it's individual ziploc. They change things every day and I will show up to work only to find out that something I have been taking for four years is no longer allowed. I even had to throw my Chapstik away the other day because all of a sudden they don't allow any chapstiks that don't have a clear tube. 3 days later, its like "oh, never mind, chapstik are ok". I know that seems petty for me to get mad over something like that but it was like that was the last straw. I came so close to telling them to just kiss my a** and walking out. Now I am looking for another job closer to home doing something closer to my passion which is of course riding horses and working cattle. I am looking at a feed lot riding pens. I have not talked to them to see what they pay or what benefits they have, but at this point I don't care. I just want out and would take nearly any job to get closer to home and just get away from where I am working now. Whatever I do will probably be a pretty big pay cut and won't have the insurance or retirement that I am paying into now but I am just so fed up. :"( I figure that I could train a young horse or two a month to just kinda supplement my paycheck and used properly, a feedlot can make some really nice horses but I just don't know what to do. Sorry, I just needed someplace to vent and I am hoping that someone can give some advise to ease my troubled mind.
Oh boy, it sounds a lot like the job I have sometimes. If it weren't for the patients and a lot of the staff I work for, because of management alone in my department I would have called it quits a long time ago.
May I suggest emergency medicine? You obviously work well under pressure and even tho it's a different environment of work I think you should look into EMS. The job itself doesn't pay as it much for the career description but the rewards are there like no other. You won't find another position where you will come home at night and be as proud about what you do as this.
If I can help you swing into that direction at all, let me know :)