I am a Network Manager and have been with the same company from 20 years. I have always liked working hard(maybe too hard) and taking on any responsibility they could throw at me. Six months ago I had a heart attack and when I got back to work I asked management for another person to back me up. I hoped this would help my stress level and maybe help the company if I had more health issues.
Management's first response was "Yes, we have known for years that you needed more help". At first that did not bother me because they said yes, but after five months of waiting they finally told me that I need to wait at least seven more months(if they can find the funds).
Now I am mad because of their first response, they new I needed more help! I have applied for another job and it looks like a great fit with a team instead of just me. But I feel sad about leaving since I have been here for so long it is like a home and family to me.
Am I off base by thinking this way? How long should one wait before making a change or is it too late?