2 weeks notice

I like my job. I like the people I work with. However, as someone who has disabilities, going to the gym is the only way I can physically and mentally prepare for employment. I work hard outside my work hours to be a capable reliable worker. In 2 years of COVID the only time I crashed and burned was April May of this year in the 3rd wave restrictions. I am much more cautious this time. Giving my notice is tough, but with no physical and mental health outlet, I can not work a higher stress job.

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I totally agree with you!

Dec 23, 2021 at 12:51pm

A lot of the younger and unemployed students on here will judge you because they have no idea what the 9-5 grind is like. It's stressful, demeaning, toxic, and longer than just 9-5. Student life was a breeze.

Anyways, I hear ya and support your decision! Good luck!

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Wait what?

Dec 23, 2021 at 2:15pm

Can’t you workout outside? There’s so much more than just the gym. And then there’s sex too. So much better for your mental health

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Extreme?

Dec 23, 2021 at 2:37pm

That’s a very permanent solution to a what’s likely to be a short-term situation. Not to mention that there’s a LOT of other ways to keep fit and reduce stress than going to the gym. Lots of excellent home workouts available on YouTube for example, or going outside! I suspect that this is an excuse and that you’re not addressing the real problem.

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Ummm

Dec 23, 2021 at 3:38pm

jogging?

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I feel you

Dec 23, 2021 at 5:17pm

I also had an April crash and didn’t bounce back until autumn. You are doing the right thing and I commend you for being proactive. Best wishes for a healthier balance.

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Me too

Dec 23, 2021 at 6:38pm

But I’m seeking remote work instead of heading back to the office because i just can’t take the stress of having to work in an office during this pandemic. What if the next mutation is super transmissible and super dangerous? Where will I be at that point, looking for remote work like everyone else & their dog

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I bought

Dec 23, 2021 at 7:30pm

I bought a stationary bike.

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Tigs

Dec 23, 2021 at 8:39pm

I vaguely know this lady who works 2 jobs to support her young kids, but while her coworkers at fitness center can apply for EI she cannot qualify as she has a second job. Gyms losing membership affects staff too.

Also sucks for me because my gym was being used for my car accident rehab.

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@Totally agree with you

Dec 24, 2021 at 12:01am

"A lot of the younger and unemployed students on here will judge you because they have no idea what the 9-5 grind is like"

Seriously, have you no idea what it's like with the cost of living in this city + tuition? Do you really believe all young people live at home, with their parents, and tuition is being paid by their parents? It's meagre fucking life as a student in Vancouver. Student loans, working two McJob's, with multiple roommates in shitty mouldy rentals, while juggling the workload, then we're told how lucky we are to live in world-class Vancouver by some out of touch idiot that hasn't been in a classroom in 20 years or more.

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@@Totally

Dec 24, 2021 at 1:52am

Well said, that comment bothered me too. Some people project from a place where they're incapable of seeing suffering beyond their own. They're selfishly out of touch with the reality.

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