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06 May 2012 @ 03:25 pm
Real Life Update.. or why I'm becoming sane again lol  
And now, and update on the MIA woman who owns this journal. (Rant under the cut)

It's my firm belief that when politics enter a workplace, things get screwy.

Friday, I handed in my two weeks notice from the ranch I've been working at for 4 years. I've happily worked at that place for 3 years and 4 months without a single complaint. 8 months ago, when a trusted employee bailed on us without a word as to why, I took her job because I felt I owed my co-workers something. Little did I know that job would cost me my sanity.

The ranch I worked for has now split into two factions (thanks to politics in the work place and a despite between the two owners) and for the past 5 months, I've been pulling my hair out and giving up all aspects of my free time in order to please several boss that honestly couldn't give a fuck and not receiving any vacation time because I'm too busy covering for my co-workers. I've had no time to work my horses and I've actually ended up loosing Blaze back to his owner (since he was owned by the boss that split on us) and I was forced to turn Magic over to someone else since my job consumed all of my waking hours.

After 8 months of working a part time job that demanded full time hours with shit pay, that cost me 2 semesters of school, 8 months of sanity, I've turned in my two weeks notice and decided to leave. When you start hating the thing that used to get you out of bed in the morning, its time to leave.

So, come this fall, I'll be in school full time and have more time to myself and my one remaining horse, Louie, who I'm going to take with me when I leave since I fronted all the bills for him myself. I've missed my free time, I've missed spending time with my family, I miss working with horses because I enjoy it, I miss my LJ and my good fic buddies and I want my degree before I'm 30.

Long story short, I have free time again. FUCK YEAH!
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
charlie_jaecharlie_jae on May 6th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
That is awesome that you free yourself, I'm so happy for you.
kos_mos607kos_mos607 on May 6th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
thanks, I've missed my free time and my LJ girls too much. How have you been? I'm so far behind everyone's entries :(
charlie_jaecharlie_jae on May 7th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
I was actually in your position (stress wise) weeks ago. Doing 12hr shift between 3 families. It got to the point where I was exhauseted that I was getting behind on my school.

I spoke to the families I worked for and had to let two go. It sucks and my pay is at an all time low, but it needed to be done. I was not in a healthy place.

Doin better now though. Working on bringing my grades back up. Spending time with my friends and familly. :-)
kos_mos607kos_mos607 on May 7th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
(hugs you) I know, that position fucking sucks. I hope you do more fun things with your family and your grades get back up. :)
pippii: I love youpippii on May 7th, 2012 08:01 am (UTC)
I´m sorry to hear that your job that you loved had to end this way. But you need to look after yourself, so leaving is the best thing for you.
I look forward to have you around more, I´ve missed you here♥
Hope your school will go well...what are you studying for, if I may ask??
♥big hugs♥
kos_mos607kos_mos607 on May 8th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
pippii. I've miss you. How have you been hon? How big is Sarah now? (Look at me going a mile a minute lol)

I'm styuding Game Design now. I took a class for it last Fall and I enjoyed it a lot so I'm perusing a Degree in Game Design and Computer Science.
pippii: Cute Bearhugpippii on May 8th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
Aww I so miss you here.
I am doing good thank you for asking, have spend a lot of time with Mum, Sarah and Thea.
Sarah turned 12 March 14th, and Thea will be 5 on May 22th.
They are so wonderful and I take loads of picstures of them when they are here. ( I hope I get to post some from Sunday tonight)

Ohhh that sounds great. I really hope that you can get a job when you get your Degree..
So the work on the farm and Louie, does that have anything to do with your choice, or is that another story?

Well, whatever makes you happy, that is what I want for you.
Is your address still the same so I can send you things?
If you have changed your address, please send me a PM or mail with the new one.
♥Hugs and Loves♥
kos_mos607kos_mos607 on May 9th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
oh that makes me happy to hear. I can't wait to see the pictures

Well, the choice about my degree is a long story but my main push was the instructor of the Game Design class I took said I had great talent for the field (probably due to the fact that I've been playing since birth lol) so I'm gonna pursue the field cause I had lots of fun during that class and enjoyed programming the games and working with cool computers.

The ranch was a fun experiment and I'm happy with all the knowledge I've learned from it and I'm very happy I'm gonna be able to keep Louie cause he's a great stress reliever (when he's not causing some lol)so I have no regrets other then small complaints about the position I'm leaving.

Yep, I'm still at the same address hon XD
x_posed_againx_posed_again on May 7th, 2012 08:47 am (UTC)
Sorry things got shitty, but I'm glad you are able to get yourself back to a "happy place". Way to stand up for yourself!
kos_mos607kos_mos607 on May 8th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
Hah, thanks hon. Hopefully this will get me writing again. XD