there are scads of books out there about knowing when to leave your lover, but i don't know of one that would help me know when to leave my job! i have been happily working at a small hospital for five years, and have been fortunate enough to make a great salary which enabled me to pay off debt, buy a house, and pay for college tuition for my kids. the down side is that i have had 14 managers in that span. i put up with each change, and made the best of a bad situation, because i know my job. now, however, the latest manager has me stressed out. it is no longer worth the money, it seems. every time i drive to work i am stressed before i get there. there are always new policies, new rules, and new threats about "if this is not done by .........you will not be allowed to work!" my significant other says to deal with her, and put up with her for the money, because she will be gone the way of the others before long.....however, this time, my heart isn't carrying me. it will be a huge pay cut for me to leave and go somewhere else. has anyone else been through this. it is a long drive to work, and i am tired of that, as well. however i will be working twice as much at another hospital to make the same money. the hospital is in jeopardy. many docs have left already, and nurses have been laid off. is it worth the stress to hang on, wondering about the future, for a hefty paycheck? have you been through this? i never know who will be working with me in the intensive care unit anymore. it could be a nurse with no experience, or someone with lots, who is a traveler. i have had some wonderful experiences with nursing, but now all i think about is following all the rules to the letter, and completing all my paperwork to management satisfaction, knowing that it will be reviewed. help. maybe you see something that i don't.