New Job/Quitting Etiquette. Also, I'm Kinda Crazy.
January 18, 2012 12:11 PM Subscribe
I've been working a shitty shitastic part-time job (somewhat in my field) for the past four months, and today I've received a job offer for an awesome full-time position in entertainment! I'm super excited. Here's the thing: I'm bipolar/ADHD, and I'm not sure how to handle the new job or the job-quitting.
posted by themaskedwonder to Work & Money (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I took the shitty job because I needed to gain more experience (I'm not that far out of college) and I've used the skills to pad my resume. However, the job is low-paying, the environment is toxic, and my boss is crazy insane and has me doing about eighty other things that aren't part of my job description.
Today, I got publicly reprimanded for not doing something that isn't my responsibility AT ALL. I was also reprimanded for taking days off work (to go to the multiple job interviews for the new position....yeah, juggling that was pretty rough.) Anyway, I was going to give two weeks notice but I'm thinking it's pointless now. (And I know my boss would make the next two weeks a living hell, because she is like that and has done that to other people.)
I'm so riled up right now that I'm just thinking about sending an email tonight and telling her I quit and I'm not coming in, but that sounds amateur. I don't want to do the next two weeks, and the new employer wants me to start as soon as possible. What's the best way to handle this? Give her 2 or 3 days' notice? I'm 99% sure this job isn't going on my resume after this; should I worry about background checks if I decide to just fuck off without notice? Where do I put the skills at on my resume?
Also: I've recently been diagnosed as Bipolar II/ADHD. This has been a huge revelation to me, and it makes me nervous as hell. It certainly explains a lot. I'm eager to combat the hell out of this thing because 2011 nearly destroyed me (really, this new job is like a second chance that I can't blow after I quit my first creative position earlier due to emotional turmoil and etc.), but I'm a little frightened that I won't be able to handle the pressure of being a junior creative in a 24/7 entertainment role while dealing with experimenting with medications, more therapy, etc.
I also worry that I'm going to be less creative on a mood stabilizer. (I really think I got the job because I was totally hypomanic and crazy energetic during my job interview.)
Um. I know this is a lot. Does anyone have any advice or experience with either scenario? Thanks!
(I'm in Los Angeles, if it helps for Bipolar/ADHD resources.)