well, it's getting close to time to change jobs. hear me out if you have the time. i started here 5 years ago. my boss left last summer and i officially took over the service dept. service was in the red every year until i took over. now we have gone from 50-60k yearly loss to 70k in the black for this fiscal year only. we're talking 120-130k turn-around. we have a general manager who has begun riding my azz daily, telling me i don't know how to do my job, i need to decide whether i want to cut grass (said with a sneer) or work here. then he decides we're going to have a "morale-building" departmental dinner (at his favorite bar) this saturday for service and body. i told him i couldn't go as i have work scheduled from 6am until 8 or so pm this saturday. he comes back with a disciplinary action form filled out for me stating "refusal to attend company function" as the reason for the write-up. i have never been written up in my professional life for anything. i told him i wasn't signing the sheet, that i would go if it meant that much to him. he started yelling about how he doesn't want me to now. later, after he calmed down, i went to listen to what he had to say so he wouldn't pursue the issue. i make about 50k here, family health ins costs about $945/month with 2.5k deductible per person. my cousin works at the wal-mart distribution center about an hour from my house, makes $17.35/hr and pays $145/mo for family health with 1k deductible. plus stock and matching 401k up to i think 15%. here they don't match 401k at all. he works fri, sat, and sun nights. this is what i'm contemplating...go to work for the original corporate satan (wal-mart) three days a week, would be minimum $450/wk pay to start, get off cobra ins after 3 months, and have at least tues, wed, thurs to devote to the business. i could realisticly net another $500 minimum tues-thurs with the customer base i currently have (which is all i can handle by myself with my day job), while continuing to grow. the guy who works with me on saturday also said he would let me in on some of his weekday stuff to boot. trust with him isn't an issue. no need to elaborate on that. my other alternative is to try to stick it out here and see what happens. the only thing i feel bad about is that for the most part, i have been looking out for these techs for 5 years now, and i'd hate for them to get a new boss and not be treated fairly. i feel a sense of responsibility toward them. what do you think?