famita, Glitternerfball, and Critical, I am rooting for you guys to find something better soon. I think life's definitely too short to stay in bad jobs around negative people.
I hope you stay motivated to keep looking for something better because your happiness and contentment are priceless -- oh, and Critical, you've got a great spirit and heart and attitude, and those are worth far more than any material thing that you may be able to sell.
Twelve years ago, when I was much more shy and timid, I signed up with a temp agency and before I was placed on my first assignment the owner of the agency said, "Oh, you'd be perfect for Harry. You're really sweet, and you seem like you could get along with everyone." (That's a big clue that they're going to put you with a difficult person.)
Harry was a lawyer who couldn't seem to hang on to his secretaries and the agency thought I'd do well with him.
I arrived at 8:00 a.m. and was subjected to some of the worst treatment I've ever encountered in my work life. I couldn't believe how quickly it all came on me.
At 11:15 a.m. I reached under my desk, grabbed my purse, and said to the woman sitting next to me, "Um, I have to run to my car." She nodded, as if to say, "Okay, I'll see you in a few minutes."
I then proceeded to run to my car. I ran to my car, allright. I ran to it, unlocked it, jammed the key in the ignition, put it in reverse, and then burned rubber as I sped out of that parking lot and headed for the highway so that I could put as much distance between that JERK and myself as fast as possible.