It's a short work week so I should be happy but Mondays are still Mondays and today was a frustrating one. I think I get close to quitting every two months or so. Today was my quit day. My boss talked me out of it. I don't think he really took me seriously but he was in a good mood and it helped just to have a sympathetic ear.
I tried to take half a day's vacation for my dentist appointment and HR said I don't have any vacation days left, I only have 1 "personal day" left and those can't be taken in half days. I need the second half day for my other dentist appointment after my crown is made. My boss was cool about it and said we could work it out. That wasn't the main reason for my frustration today, only an annoying side plot. Co-worker drama was the main reason. I will be so glad when I don't have to be around that anymore.
Unless I rope myself in to a construction loan, I don't know how I am going to manage to stay with this job once my mortgage is paid off. I mean, right now I think if I quit, how will I pay the mortgage on my rental house and pay my living expenses? Ok, so the rent does cover the mortgage but I don't have much of an emergency fund left since I put $5,000 towards the mortgage a couple of months ago. My bare-minimum expenses are $600 per month with no dogs. Of course I could raid my 401k but that is a last resort.
I just need to hang on for one more year at least. After that I can take a mental health day when I get that quitting feeling and maybe it will make the job easier...or maybe I'll decide I don't need a job at all.