toddler81 wrote:AGhead wrote:I had a huge serious bad August month at my job! Yesterday (31st) worst single day in 10 years.
I turned in my 90 day resignation Aug 1st, 60 days left! I can't live through 60 more days like this month!
Stressed so bad my teeth hurt (Dr. said from stress) By the grace of God I haven't stroked out.
Thanks for listening.
What do you do? What happened?
I run the City water and sewer system.
The Sewer gave me he(( all month. Crazy the effort it takes to get the Sewer from your house and to the treatment plant, then treat it, and safely discharge it into America's waterways protecting life. But flushing that toilet handle takes one finger and $#*+ leaves the house and "magically" disappears.
On the water side, much much worse disasters occurred!
I wish people only knew what water operators go through to keep the water safe to drink and pump it up from 1000 ft deep, treat and filter it, push it through miles of pipe to your faucet. We take twisting that shower handle for granted when we wash our @$$.
Dozen of problems this mo and not a single one my fault or avoidable.
We're a small town about 5000 pop. Most all know me or my name. Fakebook is MURDEROUS!
I'm highly criticized for resigning but NObody wants this super accountable stressful job.
As of now, when I hit the door on Nov 1st...its gonna get real for this town, and I harbor some guilt for quitting, but I cannot hold up mentally much longer...and don't want to, but I have to.
I turned down more money. I just can't get help these days. Younger gen don't wanna be in sewer.
Also, they don't want the accountability and the job and stress going home with them, etc.
I've trained 7 people in 7 yrs. Current guy been here 5 months, he just asked for time off due to stress.
Thx for listening