I have been working for 5 years at a very small, family-oriented, comfortable, peaceful company, my job is very stress-free and easy (now that I know it like the back of my hand) which is how I like things BUT it is completely DEAD END. I have not received a raise in 3 yrs, I got my vacation taken away (because they "cant afford" it) and I believe I have reached my maximum pay of $12 an hour which really sucks. Like I said, it is a very small company so we cant move to different departments to get promoted or anything. I also have been trying to research for so many years as to what I would be interested in pursuing but nothing sparks anything in me! PLUS, I don't want to have school debt. I just feel so stuck and very inadequate as a 27 year old woman. I think what triggered this sadness too is about 2 days ago my BF expressed to me in a conversation how his kids mother just got promoted and will be getting paid over $40k year!! I thought to myself, wow, what I could do with that money. I felt kinda low after hearing that. I don't know what to do. I know I don't want to get paid $12 an hour for the rest of my life but right now, me and my BF just moved in together, I have lots of bills to pay, car debt to pay off so I can't just quit. I feel like I'm just wasting away, no goals, nothing I don't know what to do.