Get Moving

Last week I had a physical breakdown caused by stress firing off my bowel disease and my whole body gave up in spectacular fashion. What a chuffing pansy.

I believe it is largely to do with what’s left of the day job. I have been sodding miserable there for a while and work along some of the most negative people on the planet.

You know what to do in that situation right?

You leave.

No point whining to your friends, neighbours or the Internet about it.

If after 17 years working somewhere you can get so miserable you have a total physical collapse, you leave. Move on. Find something else.

In my case I will be going full time self employed. Pimping my ridiculously diverse skill set for fame, money and dog kibbles.

Giving notice this week to be out of there end of November.

If any of you wonderful folk have a use for any of my said diverse skill set on the ‘For Hire‘ page, drop me an email.

Get moving Sable.

53 thoughts on “Get Moving

  1. Julie

    I had to do the same thing after 13 years of managing an insufferable narcissist. Best decision of my life. Best to you!

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    1. sable Post author

      Sorry to hear you also waited to long, well done for it being your best decision though! Thank you. 🙂

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  2. rogermoorepoet

    So many of my friends are passing through this stage in life. They feel unhappy and unwanted at work. The corporate machine sometimes gangs up on people to ensure that they move on. “Look after Number One” as they used to say in the navy. When the individual is neglected and damned by society, then individuals must learn to care for themselves. Good luck and best wishes.

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    1. sable Post author

      Thank you 🙂 Yeah I reckon as we get older our priorities changes. Just earning a living stops being enough.

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      1. rogermoorepoet

        I was “encouraged”into retirement seven years ago. Best thing I ever did. years ago. I now have a new meaning in my life and it is centered in an entirely different fashion. You will thrive and you will survive … I sincerely hope so. All best wishes.

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  3. Nancy

    So sorry to hear about your situation. I have just had to let two long time customers go because I can’t find employees to work nights and weekends and I, like you, just gave out trying to make things work when all the signs point to new directions. Hopefully new windows will open for all of us in this cycle of frustration.

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    1. sable Post author

      It all gets better in the end. When we are stuck in the cycle of frustration, it often means we are doing it wrong and need to move on heh.

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    1. sable Post author

      Thank you. 🙂

      I am a Cockney, so when I am talking I am often impossible to understand for the non English heh.

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  4. Skyscapes for the Soul

    Hope you soon feel better, just for the knowledge that you are soon to be getting away from what sounds like a toxic work environment. Been there done that and totally relate! By any chance did you work for a govt entity?

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  5. maggie0019

    Woof! Mom and I are so proud of you. Stress is a horrible factor in our health. Mom says take probiotics, a deep breath, and know you made the right decision. Kibble all around! Woof! Woof!

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    1. sable Post author

      Self promotion for your deeper than claimed thoughts is welcome here.

      Thank you for the encouragement and compliment Phil. 🙂 Ya fab!

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    1. sable Post author

      Thank you, and go for it! We live in a modern connected world, no harm in stretching wings nowadays!

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  6. purelandsutras

    Take care of your health!

    Your blog has a lot of traffic and thousands of subscribers, I agree its certainly time to become lord of the manor. With a network and 17 years of experience, I feel it shouldn’t be hard for you to draw up a business plan, recruit able staff and get start up funding online.

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    1. sable Post author

      I hope to look after my health a lot better! I have enough savings to go for a year or so with no work, and for everything I have in mind its all working from home, so no over heads or funding required.

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      1. purelandsutras

        That’s great to hear, I hope you quickly find the ease, peace and bliss we all seek!

        Plus, thanks for agreeing to drop the link for Unite for Sight into one of the upcoming Movember posts!

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  7. Uttley

    What do you thing of the expression ‘my body betrayed me’? Like, he tried to run, but his bad knee betrayed him. Have your bowels betrayed you? I don’t know – I just think it’s an interesting figure of speech. It seems to speak to the concept that we are not our bodies…
    Good post. And thanks for swinging by wee ditty. Hope to catch you there again sometime.
    Peace & elbow grease,
    Uttley

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    1. sable Post author

      Good expression, and yes it does make you think where decisions come from.

      Elbow grease on order!

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  8. Beth Quander

    Welcome at last to the shady underworld of the self-employed genius! Living online is great cos you can hide so many embarrassing bodily let-downs, bad days and not-even-making-it-out-of-bed days. Enjoy being the boss of you! Cheering you on from here 🙂

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    1. sable Post author

      Oh lord no I can’t live online! I like to flaunt my flaws in real life, s’all part of the colourful character!

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    1. sable Post author

      We all change I guess. I would be gutted to leave the NHS too, that’s an institution to be proud of being a part of.

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  9. lghiggins

    I was eligible for retirement at the same time I could take the horrible changes in education no more. I can’t say retirement is a perfect fit for me, but I am thankful every day that I am retired. I wish you well in your new journey. It sounds like it is time.

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