These last 2 weeks have been full of that question and, honestly, I keep feeling so flabbergasted when people ask me! I want to ask them if they like theirs, if the crappy pay and poor hours are worth it? If the unbearable heat in the building, the drama and lack of customer service makes them feel good. Maybe they like knowing that no one gives a damn about them to learn their name or they relish trying to track down someone when there’s an emergency or phone call when there’s no way to contact anyone in the building besides physically hunting them down. Maybe the inconstant policies are thrilling to some. Maybe people love knowing they’re just a go-between and have no more power. “I don’t know” “I can’t help you” and “You have to call the bank” might be their favourite lines to show the extent of knowledge of their job.
Or Maybe no one else wants a shred of happiness, dignity or productive in the workplace. But I do.
Truthfully, it’s the culmination of all that and so much more. So I quit.