Need advice about how to explain the reason I left my last position
January 22,2021 at 3:28AM UTC
I started a position on 6/1/20 working for an insurance company servicing commercial accounts. After my first week I was concerned about their indifference towards state and HR mandated Covid protocols. They would laugh about how they were just "family" and they didn't feel like they needed to wear a mask. I was training and my team lead and trainer would literally stick their face right by mine. Being new I didn't want to come of as rude so I would slowly role my chair away from them. They also thought is was hilarious when HR shut the office down before because they would still come in- our Dallas office is much bigger and that is wear the VP of HR is based. My office was in Fort Worth and the mentality is just a bit different. Fast forward to October, November and December and 6 out of 20 people from my office were positive. Once again HR instructed us to work from home unless your position required that you come in a few days a week so that checks were processed. Lucky me, because I was of course that person, which didn't bother me at all, but once again people were coming in not wearing masks or social distancing. Luckily we had a zoom meeting with our Dallas office and "K" noticed that everyone was there for the most part and not following the guidelines that we all agreed upon and signed off to. She sent another email reiterating her previous one that had both offices shut down for three weeks. There is so much more to the story and their blatant disrespect for their coworkers health and that of their families. I am not germophobic or a hypochondriac but I do have a husband that I respect who not only has asthma, but he also comes down with pneumonia at least twice a year. My last straw was when my lead said that she wasn't use to having an employee that was so sensitive and looked at me in complete disgust. For anyone that has worked in the insurance industry, it is the typical overly inflated ego of a person that acquired the position because she is no doubt great at what she does, but is extremely insecure and lacks the emotional maturity to lead a team. I was told that she is not accustomed to someone that is sensitive- I promise that is not the case. I needed to be "tough" like she was 35 years ago when she started out because she learned the "hard way." I politely told her that with it being 2020 people expect us to learn several different software applications and expedite service within a few hours- not a week and that we value our health because that is how every single human works at their best. The bullying went to the level of some sort of deranged lunatic. She openly mocked my grandmother passing away in August, this is the woman who raised me and saved me and my older sister from our parents and the foster system. I couldn't even pay my last respects because of this silly little Corona Virus that unfortunately took her life. I returned after three days to her ice cold reception, she couldn't stand that people were offering their condolences. This is when she decided to copy people that had nothing to do with any of the accounts that I was servicing- I thought she would at least spread the love and take a little of her anger out on an underwriter that lives thousands of miles away that was actually stalling the renewal. Upon her retrun to the office, after the 3 weeks of quarantine, she would not speak to me and really tried to go over the last 6-7 months to find problems. I knew after a month who she truly was at her core and I made it almost impossible. Sooooo.... through my long winded rambling and venting- how do I explain my resignation due to the complete lack of disrespect following Covid? I am going to leave the bullying out because it was for the majority of my time there. Should I even say that, and if I do, what is the most politically correct way to explain myself? I do not want to trash her because she isn't even worth it- by the way, the third week of December when I put my notice in, she and her husband tested positive.
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