I’m stressed and I need some help figuring out what I’m going to do.
February 27,2023 at 2:52PM UTC
This is a long story, so please bear with me.
I have been with my current employer for just over 1 year. This year has been one of the best for me professionally, but one of the most stressful when it comes to my physical health. Since I started this position I have not felt well. Anytime someone comes into the office sick I catch whatever they have. I tested positive for COVID 2x in 1 month, and I just found out that I have Fibromyalgia. When I reached out to my manager to let him know what was going on he started yelling at me about how many times I have been sick this year. Keep in mind I did work from home during my every bout with COVID.
I am an insurance agent, so I’m always working even when I’m not. I got frustrated with him and told him if he’s going to talk to me like that I will have to submit my resignation. This man says some awful things to and about other people in the office and I just don’t trust him. I spoke with the owner of the company and he wants me to keep working for him, I’m pretty good at my job but they definitely don’t pay me what I’m worth. The owner also stated they have bent over backwards for me because they advanced me $3,000, which irritated me even more. I came into this position fully licensed in multiple states. I have working knowledge of the front and back end of the insurance claims process, and have over 10 years of experience and my salary is only $40k annually. I thought with commissions I’ve be making at least $60k this year, nope! I made about $3,000 in commissions.
With all of this going on I received a random message on LinkedIn from a recruiter who saw my resume and had an interview for a position making 2x my salary and full benefits for my daughter and myself working from home 4 days per week. My current employer has helped me build my confidence and abilities as an agent, but I feel as though I can not continue to work for the manager as our personalities clash. I’ve never had a manager yell at me about my health and call it constructive criticism, I honestly feel like it’s harassment and abuse. So I’m looking for some insight. I’m thinking of working for my current employer but as an independent agent and work for myself, and hope that I get the position I interviewed for as I could do both.
Thank you for any advice.
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