Dilemma, old job, new job-should I stay or should I go now? Where?
August 30, 2013 4:37 PM Subscribe
Old job, new job, should I stay or should I go now? About 6 months ago I was ready to quit my job...they were cutting our hours and mismanaging the site I was at, out of the blue corporate asked me if I wanted a managerial purchasing job (they have no purchasing dept) I would start up this position monitoring supplies for 17 facilities....cutting back on spending etc.
posted by irish01 to work & money (4 answers total)
So I did, I narrowed down surgical supplies, cut people off from ordering what they wanted week to week (set up a formulary), made a top 10 procedure card for physicians to choose the most cost saving supplies, etc etc...as time went on they piled on more work, for instance watching contracts, etc. In the meantime physicians were supposed to be on board for cost saving but they still demand costly supplies and call me routinely complaining like children. The med exec committee (made up of physicians and bigwigs) were supposed to help me with this, well it didn't last. I have no back up. Also I've been traveling to each facility helping staff organize supplies and initiate change, reminding them they get a bonus if they cut back on waste, even so they ride my ass (change is hard) I feel like they all hate change/me. The CEO stops at my desk routinely to ask me "what's new" meaning how much money are you saving and so on, that is all he is about, not patient care. My boss asks me to do tasks at the last minute, granted he is fair, but he forgets that I still have purchasing to do, the basic job they created. I could go on and on...I'm beginning to HATE it and want to go back to my old job at the company.....in the meantime I was pooling at a job I worked previously it is no piece of cake and now they are hiring too, less money only 3 days a week for full time. I actually got to work in surgery today (current company) and a physician said he'd back me up today.... but I want to give up. I will feel like a total failure though but am wondering if I should ask for my other job back at my current company, I don't know....I'm confused. I should have stayed in school and am getting to old (44) to change careers...not even sure I know what to do. I hate being a corporate person...