I am an administrative assistant for Human Resources and payroll. The stress of knowing information I didn't want to know (who was about
to be canned, who was sleeping with the boss, etc.) caused me to get really sick and leave the last 2 jobs. I was next in line to be HR Manager at one of those places, but decided that I couldn't physically handle that stress. Now, I work at a University where the work weeks are 37.5 hours long and the work load is much less. I am on intermittent FMLA so that I can go to all of my appointments and take off when I need to without feeling guilty or like a bad employee. My boss knows and is great about
it and has gotten permission for me to use a personal heater even though the building mgmt said we couldn't, since the winter has been killing my arthritis. The bathroom isn't far, although about
20 women have to share it. Luckily, I don't have D. When asked where I want to move up to in the company, I said up a little, but not too much due to the stress. The current situation seems to be working very well for me. But, the last 2 did not, so it may just take a little while to find the right fit. Good luck!