I HATE my job. It is like the worst dysfunctional family, ever. "Steely embrace the culture" "Steely it is your job to make all of your employees happy, no matter what." "Steely, sometimes you are too serious. You need to be friends and happy with everyone." Abbey give me a spork so I can gag myself. To be a manager and yet required to make everyone happy 100% of the time?????? Uh, that means I ask nothing, and require nothing. So I might as well do nothing. I possibly could feel better working at McDonalds at this point. I don't know. But I do know that I really cannot take all of this one more minute. It is all I can do to get through every day. Most of you know the drama I have had with this company.........and it just continues. I have been harassed, harangued, and stabbed in the back continuously over and over. For the first time in my adult life I am thinking of calling in sick tomorrow, even though I am not - just to look for something else. Just to feel valued, even if it is within my 4 walls. And because I have 2 days off after that, that would give me 3 days off in a row. (Have you ever done that - fake being sick? It is not my norm, yet I just want out from under them right now.) Deep inside I believe I have so much to offer someone, some place - and I know that these people are just giant, corporate big shots, who do not value what I might offer. I have come to terms with that fact. And I know that because of that, I am not a bad employee/person but rather I know that I just have to move on. Yet, I don't know how. The world seems so big, and I do not have a "degree". Retail mgmt is all I have done since I was in my twenties. And yet, retail makes me want to puke at this point. I really need to be able to impact the world. Peace Corp comes to mind. Finishing my book. That sorta thing. Yet - no mula in that venue. Advice, wisdom from my cyber friends?