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March 26th, 2018 at 06:26 am

Work is still insane and covered by a black cloud. The latest is that on top of 1/2 my (very small) office being very ill or recently out on bereavement, now someone else's spouse has a brain tumor. The odds of that have to be unreal. (We did also lose an employee to brain cancer around the same time my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor).

Work situation is still the same. I know less than nothing.

--Employer has a health diagnosis and is being open about the situation with clients. *phew* I can share, but it's just another post for another day.

--I was wise not to hold my breath about sale of business. It did go through but it dragged on forever. Heard a rumor at some point it was falling through.

--In the end, the sale was complete about 9 days ago. Saying that I know "less than nothing" sums it up. I know the name of the company, and I know they don't pay OT. This was the extent of what I was told 2 months ago (& the OT, only because I asked about that specifically. & let's be clear, it's not like none of us have asked any questions since then). The only new news is that it's official they don't intend to hire anyone to help us. Though my old employer did *most* the individual (seasonal) tax work (& has been unable to work at all). We completely lack leadership or communication. I suppose the "plan" is to just pile up tax forms being mailed in and not do them and not tell clients we don't have the manpower? That seems to be the extent of the plan. We covered all the in-person appointments and had been told to this point we'd get a temp. (At the time that was first mentioned, 2 months ago, I thought that sounded like a joke. A 60-day temp to do all this work? So it just gets more ridiculous as time goes on).

--I am feeling more and more likely that I just walk out with no notice. I just don't know if I walk out when the angry clients start to mob us, when someone else quits, or when I am told I need to be working 100 hours per week. Probably some combo of all of the above. The other good employees are all on the verge of walking out.

I thought it was reasonable to wait and see with new employer, but first impressions are pretty dismal. I think it's pretty clear I never expected much more. & that was with *any* new employer, but this situation had seemed more promising. I decided this weekend that my job search should probably take precedent over keeping this job. It's moot as I wouldn't have had any time whatsoever to job search the past 2 months. But I am wrapping up my old employer's client meetings this week and at least I have time in my day if an interesting job pops up. I will start perusing job listings. I did look some in Jan/Feb but it was way too premature to walk out at that point. At this point, I am ready to start applying for other jobs. I wanted to give the new employer more than 9 days, but they need to throw us a bone.

I really don't even want to talk to about work, but that catches you up to speed.

I was going to post more but I've run out of time.

4 Responses to “Updates”

  1. snafu Says:

    Can you inform your 'regular' or . 'preferred' clients of the change at the firm? Are they interested in retaining you to do their tax work as you have in the past? Are there client's you'd like to poach? Clients who might like to hire you for their staff?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I can see why you might leave without notice. Bad situation. I pray you find new work swiftly that is more to your liking! Is there a possibility of doing this work on your own, independently?

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, what a tough situation. I hope you find a new place to work that is less stressful.

  4. scfr Says:

    I'm sorry. It sounds like such a tough situation.

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