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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I couldn't take it anymore. I'm almost afraid to see what sort of things I put online these past couple of years. Well it all came to a head.

I went on vacation, came back really sick - pneumonia sick. It was so bad that I actually got costochondritis out of the deal. I worked from home for a week and then went back to the office. It was awful, just awful.

first vacation picture:

I took dad out to Arizona to see my sister, her kids & spouses and the kids. I did a lot of thinking on this trip about what was important to me and how I want to spend the next 15-20 years of my life.

So when I got back to the office and instead of "how was your vacation" or "hey sorry you've been sick", I got blamed for everything that went wrong the whole time I was out. Then two of my staff people started in on each other because someone picked up some ticket that someone else was working on.

I went home, had a long talk with my husband and quit.

They were umm odd about it, told me to just pack up and go. No going away party, no two-week notice, I was basically ghosted out of the company. I was just shy of 15 years and this was how it all ended.

This is the pic the hubs took of me when we went in to clear out. I was actually offered a severance package...with strings attached. I've signed an agreement not to personally benefit by any lawsuit I might bring against the company for having treated me like trash.

It was worded all nice and legally but that's what it said. I signed it and took the money. I don't care about suing, I just care about my own life and frankly sanity and health.

I've been planning this for a few months and had targeted the end of the year to "retire" to get out of there. Meh this just sped the process up and gave me a little more money for start-up and all.

I am now the principal of Blackberry Accounting and Consulting LLC specializing in accounting and CFO services for small construction companies.

It's been 5 weeks now and I'm just starting to take clients. It took a lot of work to get everything setup and running. I'm working harder but I love what I'm doing now. I feel like I should have done this years ago but on the other hand, I have all the experience and training I need to make a success of this and that takes seasoning.

I haven't hit my old salary, maybe I will and maybe I won't but my husband was adamant that he cares far less about the money than he does my happiness so I have that going for me. I'd love to have enough work for him to leave his W2 job and come work with me. That's a down the road plan though.

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    Well, sounds like you're doing what it takes to make things work well for yourself. It is awful how they treated you, but you're OUTTA THERE!

    HUGS and wishing you all the very best.
    118 days ago
    thanks everyone, already I'm 1000% happier than I have been in years
    119 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Way to go. Twice in my 70 years on this earth, I left a terrible workplace that seemed hopeless. Only regret was that I hadn't done it sooner! Wishing you much success with your business endeavor.
    119 days ago
    you are extremely smart and saved your health and sanity , Hugs i wish you a ton of success in your new company
    119 days ago
    Good luck with your new business and glad you made a decision to be happy.
    119 days ago
    Sounds like you're making steps you need to be happy!
    119 days ago
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