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    Okay here is the story. I work in a medical office as a referral representative. Just means I make the appointments for the patients. It is an office of mostly women. These women love to talk and gossip. Like most offices. In my position there are 3 of us now. They are down sizing due to new computer programs.
    The other two in this position are jealous of the way I work. They tell me and everyone else that they do all the work and that I do nothing. This has been going on for about 5 years now. My former supervior who left in Sept. offered me a job in the new department that they will be starting. I turned it down at first. Then the other day I just had enough and decided to look on our job site for new positions. There are several. I emailed her to ask her to keep her eyes open for me. She called me and stated that her position was still available. It is a receptionist position with the same pay. It is a new office and it will just be me at the start. I placed my resume and her boss will be calling me next week. So for peace of mind do you agree that I should make this move?

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    If you feel it is the right thing to do. Sounds like you are not happy at your current job. Usually the ones that complain are the ones not doing their job. Why not make a fresh start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    If you feel it is the right thing to do. Sounds like you are not happy at your current job. Usually the ones that complain are the ones not doing their job. Why not make a fresh start.
    Thanks my husband and feel the same way.

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    I think I would think about this...you say there may be downsizing at your current job and the other 2 make 'jealous' disparaging comments about you. You could very well find yourself being 'downsized' right out of a job. You need to look out for what is best for you and your family. 1) Your former supervisor (whom thinks highly of you) is at at the office you are applying to. 2)It has the same pay. Unless the hours are considerably worse or the office is considerably farther away, you are probably making a wise choice. Look out for yourself!

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    To me, you have to look out for you! For all you know they are applying for other positions as well! I think you did the right thing by applying! And I agree the ones who complain usually are the ones doing less of the work! They are just trying to make others think better of them!

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    I think if it were me, I would. I hate giving opinions, but it would hurt my feelings working with the mean ladies, lol. Somtimes you just need a change! Good luck, hon!

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    Jealousy is the green eyed monster, those ladies is making comments so they look good for the down sizing choices to not be them. A good manager knows who is the worker and who is the slacker.

    Your former boss must value your work skills or she would not have recommended you to follow her. If working with her is better than your current environment then you did the correct thing.

    But remember, once the decision has been made to follow, your name may be put on the list of your current position even if you don't get one you are going after. After working almost 40 plus years, I know managers have to interview several for a position by law and then make offers. Hopefully your former co-worker has not miss led you.

    Sorry for the message, but I felt I just had to tell you this.

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    Absolutely! You will be happier I'm sure, and the other ladies will realize just WHO was doing all the work while they were gossiping!

    Congrats!

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    Sounds like the ideal solution. It's hard to go to work each day knowing your coworkers are stabbing you in the back!!! I say go for it!!!

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    Just think it through carefully and throughly. I was working in a specialists office myself. They decided to open a new position. Since the hours were more to my liking I applied and accepted the position. A replacement was hired for my position. Within 8 months I was layed off because the drs. weren't bringing in the money that was expected and I was sent away. I always felt things could have been handled a bit differently: I would have gladly taken less hours just to keep the job. Wasn't meant to be. I know this isn't exactly your situation but you do need to think of all of the pros and cons. I wish I would have, however who would have thought that a specialist would need to lay off people for financial reasons. (another girl was let go also and a third had her hours cut drastically.) Good luck in making your decision.

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