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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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    You know what is best for you. A good manager knows who is doing the work (your former) but you may now have a mediocre manager who goes by personal feeling instead of work ethic. When I was laid off I was the person that was always there, answered every email/call, etc. Did not change that the dept mgr had a "personal" relationship to my co-worker (she could go out with the "gang" after work) which was hired 2 yrs after me. Other mgrs even questioned his decision. Found out later that because I would help in other depts. that he thought that I was not doing my job and person #2 was ALWAYS busy.. Then I T dept. researched what everyone was doing on internet. Person kept was serfing most of the day. Upper mgmnt laid her off then eventually fired mgr. I say go for it. If you are nervous now it will only get worse wondering what if or if only I had...

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    yep, i do. I was laid off in March but the xmas before i could tell things were changing in the office. very uncomfortable. it's best to move on since you seem to definitely have another job available. good luck.

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    It is difficult to give an opinion when one is not "walking in your shoes" but it sounds as if you have more or less made up your mind ... sounds like a good thing from this viewpoint. It can't feel good to walk in every day knowing there are others that are not fun to work with. Life is short ... should work at something more fun if at all possible. Makes you a nicer person for your family when you are not under so much stress too.

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    Office Politics can often be hard to deal with. If you are comfortable with the change, then go. You don't owe your coworkers the opportunity to be their whipping post.
    Enjoy your new position

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    Do this to make yourself comfortable. Working with a pack of backstabbers, won't do your peace of mind any good.

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    My DH says it's easier to get a job when you have a job. Might pay you to make the move before they start laying people off. If you liked your previous supervisor, why not go for it? I retired from teaching, which I loved, to get out of a sticky situation with a new (to me) principal. It was a good move for me.

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    Do what you and your husband think is best for YOU.

    And, remembering your life there, think of what these mean natured people will be going through when they REALLY DO have
    to do all the work~~ Sleep well and dream of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcharlie
    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.
    I totally agree with you. I know this lady and trust her. She has had my back in the past. I do not think she would mislead me. She has been upfront with me about the job position from the start. She is not one to play games. She also know that situation where I am presently. As far as the back biting from the other co-workers. This has been going for 5 years now. I was determined that I was not going to let anyone run me off. But you know, it has gotten to the point that I am ready for change. I have tried fixing the problem and it just is not happening. So I believe that it time for a new beginning.

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    yes, you are making the right move. Deep down you are unhappy where you are, so a change it do. I wish you luck and hope you get it.

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    Sounds as if the job offered would be to your advantage, not a cut in pay, downsizing at your present job may have you working somewhere you hate or out of a job, working for someone who appreciates your work ethic is a big plus, meeting and greeting people as receptionist might be a good change for you and, most of all, 'they' aren't running you off, you're going to a better place and 'they' are stuck back in the mud. May in Jersey

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    You do not owe the other gals anything but you owe it to yourself to stand up for yourself. If you do the work and they don't (because they are too busy gossiping and being legends in their own mind) then it may be a good time to let them find out just how much you did. Starting up a new office has new challenges and it may be a good way to recharge your energy. Good luck. Remember, it doesn' hurt to look and keep your options open.

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    Apply and hopefully get the newer position.
    Been there, not fun to dread going to work each day because of gossiping co workers.

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    YOU GO GIRL!!!

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    Pray on it tonight and you will have your answer. It works for me. I think you are moving in the right direction.
    We spend too many hours at work to have them be unhappy hours. Hugs!

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    Go for it, that way, if in a new place can help bring in positive energy there, sounds like the old sup. knew who she'd like to work with. Good Luck

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