I had a good job in a city near to me for 5 years. I had a promotion coming to me, more €€€'s & responsibilities... but i was "up for it".
At the same time I had an offer of an 'inter company transfer' to another factory in Altanta, GA, usa..... for 5 years .... i was led to believe. I took the transfer, my wife 7 I wanted to try life in the usa for a while.
After 10 months the co. pulled the plug & moved it to Phoenix. I now believe that the co. knew that ATL could have been a short term plan but never told me. If i had know the job would had ended up there i would NEVER, EVER had accepted the transfer.
Atlanta was hard work but i really felt a part of a great team. Long hours....but i loved it.
Phoenix was 'hell on earth' on many levels. My work load was increased, $$$'s a bit too. My boss, an former "best friend" started to compromise quality for quantity, which did not please me or others. I often had *words* with him about it & he often told me "it'll all work out, you don't see the big picture". I would reply, " i can't even see the canvas coz you don't show it to me"
Eventually, coz I broke an un-written dress code I "retired", effectively I was fired from my post there. At that point i didn't care which term was most applicable as i was well & truely fed up of life in 'hell'. I had an opportinuity to get transferred back 2 months before the last incident but *things* got better, for a breif period as it worked out, so i declined the offer
My ex-best friend looked after himself, choosing not to hep me out in any way to redeem my creditibilty within that company. As a result i'm now *black-listed* from been hired in the irish based company.
Anyways, now i realise that most of it i brought upon myself, i fu(ked up.... on many levels but at least I stood by my priciples of Quailty before quantity......... the dress code issue was just the "straw that broke the camels back". I could type on this for ages & bore you all to tears...but i won't.
So today I work 90 miles from where my family lives, i rent a room in a house near my work, I drive up before the 3 or 4 days/nights of 12 hr shifts, & return to my family at the end of the 3 or 4 days/nights. BTW the work aspect is boooooorrring as could be. Financially we often find that our out-goings are a tad more than our incomings.
Do i regret walking out of my USA job, NO as it was wrecking my head & my family life......... i DO regret the method in which i walked/forced to leave.......... & the consequences of it today. If i had to resign properly "the co. might had offered me a job back in Ireland ..... would i want it...... GOD YES !!!