The Frozen African

The Frozen African

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Back to blogging again after a crazy month !

I hope i get to blog more often. I miss it and honestly i need to blog so i can release stress and tension in my life.

Ok whoops sorry getting ahead of myself !

I was trying to figure out how to write this post effectively so i can explain all the events that happened in order, but i think i would have to jump a bit. Don’t worry it will make sense !

So here is the biggest news so far: I FUCKING QUIT MY FULL TIME JOB !!!!!

I KNOW !! IT IS FUCKING CRAZY !! I made the decision in a split second (more like a few hours later), but it was definately a long time coming.

When i started there, it was going fine. The commute was long but ok. Then the more months i was there, the commute started to affect me ( i had to change my hours to make it work). 

I was always tired when i got home. I would help make dinner, do bedtime routine with DJ, and crash in bed with my phone until i fell asleep. 

Sometimes Guillaume and i would do “couple time” by watching a movie/tv show, but i was not fully into it. Some days were better.

In addition of the commute, my workplace started to be a toxic. I had some great co-workers and others were just not that friendly. I am not sure if it is the Quebecois work culture or maybe i had just “cliquey” co-workers, but i felt a bit isolating. I tried to make an effort, but it did not make too much of a difference. 

Though G pointed out that Quebecois are very proud of their language and i may have alientated some of my co-workers by speaking too much English. I mean it sound ridiculous but it makes sense. I mean my work required me to speak French and English to the clients (whcih i did beautifully if i may say so), but i had the habit of speaking mainly in English at work. 

I am sorry and i don’t want to insult anybody and what i am about to say is going to be an unpopular opinion, but Quebois French is not my cup of tea. I don’t consider it good French like Parisian French. It is more “slangey”. So trying to converse with my co-workers was sometimes easy, and other days i would understand half of what they say. Sometimes they would laugh if i said a French word that did not make sense to them. 

Ahhh !!! Anyway, weird work culture.

Another factor was that it seems that the management was not taking our accounting department seriously and we were always pulling our hairs trying to please them.

I gave my two weeks notice mid February and my last day was March 3rd.

Do i regret it ? HELL NO !! Sure, it was tough leaving my supervisor that was so nice to me, but it had to be done.

Do you want to know what reason i gave for me leaving? Medical/health reason.

Which brings us to the MAIN reason and the ultimate catalyst of why i had decided to leave my job.

To be continued on the next post...i promise it won’t be long...

P.S.= Rest assured ladies and gents! I already got another job...sorry for the tease! I will explain more next !


  1. I quit... ahem, several jobs in the past and I think sometimes, it's the best move even though it sounds crazy because, hey, JOB! MONEY!

    Some workplaces can be toxic and I agree, sometimes it's not easy to fit in in the Quebec work culture as a newcomer. Not taking sides here, just stating.

    Anyway, I hope you'll find a better workplace soon!

    1. If i knew how Quebec work culture is, i would maybe approached it a different way or not taken the job. But i gained more skills so i can't be mad about it. Best decision to quit though !