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By  Marcella1016  |  31

This happened to me last year. Someone left and my boss tried to get me to do both our jobs on a project that was already frustrating and my company was trying to renew it without the other guy.

I told them I couldn’t do the other guy’s part, I had no experience doing the other guy’s part, I didn’t want to do the other guy’s part, we would deliver a half-assed performance to our clients if I was forced to do all this, and if they really wanted to keep going with this project, they would need to hire someone else to do his part.

They didn’t listen and tried to force me as they kept pursuing a new project with me in that role. So I sought a new job - it took months to find it - and left. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. Less stress, more support, a manager I love, better income and benefits. I had been with my previous org 12+ years as well and felt like I was leaving my family.

Fuuuuck that. No regrets. They moved on in another direction, and I found a job that improved my quality of life.

You can do the same, OP. It’s scary as FUCK leaving a job you’ve been with for so long, but it can really end up being the best decision you’ve ever made.

Good luck!

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By  Marcella1016  |  31

This happened to me last year. Someone left and my boss tried to get me to do both our jobs on a project that was already frustrating and my company was trying to renew it without the other guy.

I told them I couldn’t do the other guy’s part, I had no experience doing the other guy’s part, I didn’t want to do the other guy’s part, we would deliver a half-assed performance to our clients if I was forced to do all this, and if they really wanted to keep going with this project, they would need to hire someone else to do his part.

They didn’t listen and tried to force me as they kept pursuing a new project with me in that role. So I sought a new job - it took months to find it - and left. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. Less stress, more support, a manager I love, better income and benefits. I had been with my previous org 12+ years as well and felt like I was leaving my family.

Fuuuuck that. No regrets. They moved on in another direction, and I found a job that improved my quality of life.

You can do the same, OP. It’s scary as FUCK leaving a job you’ve been with for so long, but it can really end up being the best decision you’ve ever made.

Good luck!