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Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Yesterday after much discussion with Chance, a bit of soul searching,tears and frankly some anger I quit my job. Working under a manager who uses threats,intimidation and overall negativity to keep her workers "in line" just dose not fly with me and my values.Being called an idiot(my biggest feather in my cap is having been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA all the way through High School and Collage; I don't think the word idiot applies.) for a simple mistake that was fixable right on the spot was my last straw.I did take the proper steps and went to the main office to see what could be worked out,I have had better conversations with my Chickens and I felt as if I was talking to a wall. So I quit.Standing up for myself was the right thing to do even if it dose mean I am no longer working outside of home.
Not to sure what I'll find for new work but I am now determined to find a place who will value me not only as an intelligent worker but as a human being.
To quote Chance "It's back to Homesteading full time". There's plenty to do in the coming weeks to get home ready for the winter so I'll keep busy with that.In the end it will all work out one way or another.And like I have said before we are on a journey here and I am good with it.


  1. I'm sorry your job didn't work out for you but I agree completely with your reasons!

    Many blessings to you & your family.

  2. Although it must have been a difficult decision, I have to say good for you! Your happiness and peace of mind are worth more than any paycheck. I recently left a job that I hated but held for two years because of the health insurance it provided. I have an autoimmune disease so insurance is very important but I finally had to ask myself if it was worth it. Leaving that job felt like a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders! I'm confident that everything will work out and it will for you too. Wishing you all the best! BTW - I'm also in Beaverton.

  3. It sounds like you did the right thing. Standing up for yourself is hard, especially when it means losing a paycheck that you know can help your family, but your family needs a happy, healthy you more anything. I hope you can find something you like. Good luck.

  4. That's awesome! Bittersweet, but it sounds like you really did the right thing. We're without a regular paycheck and still scraping by, it can be done. It's just not worth being demeaned! Better things will come your way.