Hate my job! :(
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|Wed, 02-18-2004 - 12:05pm|
I need some advice here. I’ve been with my company for four years, and even moved to a different state for it. The thing is, while the rest of my life is going great (love where I live, great boyfriend, etc), I really don’t like my job a good portion of the time. First off our company has been in sad shape for a long time (numerous layoffs, poor sales, etc). Then in our dept alone the management is terrible. I know for a fact that people are disappointed in our work, I have new equipment that has been broken from bugs half the time. I’m either bored or overwhelmed with work, etc. I’m sick of complaining and have talked it over with my other co-worker about policies to make things better but they keep getting ignored. I’ve even told my boss (we have a good relationship despite bad management) that I’m really down about things. I get set off really easy and been really emotional at work…but the second I get home I feel so calm.
Anyway, your thought would be to find another job, right? Well first, I have to wait till August because that’s when I moved here and if I quit early I have to pay back the relocation cost. And second, I’m not sure what I want to do for a career anymore. My type of job typically involves long and crazy hours, although the pay is good. Personally, I don’t care as much about the pay, but I really like having a 9-5 job, and that’s one thing the job I currently have allows. There are few instances of overtime or weekends. If I leave here and find another job in my field, I will more than likely be working really long hours and I hate that.
I just feel a bit lost and confused with what to do with my career. Can anyone recommend what I should do, or how I can find out what I want to do?