I hate my job. I was recruited to work here about a year and a half ago. I interviewed for a postion that simply never came to fruition once I started. It was a bait and switch. Probably not planned by my employer, but the effect is the same. And the position I am in seems to be unecessary. So I often wonder when the axe will drop on me. I suppose they would have to give me a severance and all of that because they have no performance based reason to get rid of me. And I don't even know if they want to. But it wouldn't surprise me. My boss is a short little troll who prefers working with girls. He'd rather have a skirt and boobs sitting in his office with him than me. He also wants people who don't know anything so he can look like a big genius. That's not me. In fact, at my past job, I was in his position, the boss. He knows this and understands that because of it I can see through they way he is. Day after day this gets old and wears on my good spirits. People in my area have all been selling their boats and horses, eliminating anything that is not work from their lives, in order to work constantly. I've always understood the need and been willing to put in extra when it's required, but around here the norm is to just hang around into the night for no apparent reason, just to be at work more, which I am not into. None of these people have kids let alone three of them. I need to be around for them in the evening and all I want to do is have a workday that ends. I've always been willing to stay when needed, just not all the time for nothing. I've always seen evidence of good perfomance in the lack of a need to work until 8:00 pm every day. I swear these people have never heard of results. They just want to look good by never going home. And I draw the line there. So why do I not simply go and get another job? Because I am paid pretty well. If I were to go somewhere else I'd almost certainly take a significant pay cut. So I feel a little trapped. I have dipped my toes in the water of the job market a couple times over the past year and know that when the time comes I can be at a new job in a relatively short time. So it sometimes feels like I am just waiting to get let go.