Top Ten Reasons to Retire
1. So tired of driving to work and home in the dark for months at a time.
2. The mountains of paperwork.
3. The ever-ending software changes, which were launched and then pulled when they didn't work.
4. Walking on eggshells hoping to not say or do something to set someone off.
5. Getting caught in the middle of co-workers' disagreements, over and over and over! And I hadn't stepped on those eggshells!
6. Clients that refused to cooperate, that would lie to my face, that would not show up to appointments that I had driven for hours to make. This was in social services to discuss benefits they received for free.
7. Salary falling behind living expenses. Small annual raises or years with no raises at all. I was working my way into poverty.
8. Knowing that I wasn't helping the situation and in fact was perpetuating lies.
9. Sitting at my desk every morning unable to focus from being so burned out.
10. Knowing that this was never going to improve, and most likely, would get worse. I was wasting what time I had left on earth being miserable.
As one friend said, "You are just done." And I was indeed "just done" with it all.