Post # 1
I started working in January in the field I’ve wanted to work in for so long. While I loved the work at first I dispose the practices of one of my managers and she’s so backstabby. I have two managers. The other I love but I really don’t know how much longer he will be sticking around. He doesn’t need the job and jokes about retiring often. I love all my coworkers to bits and would miss them dearly if I left.
But I might have an opportunity for a job that is actually within the field of study I have my degree in. My current job is not. My interview is next week and although there’s no garuntee that I will get the job, I am torn as to whether I should leave the job I feel stuck and stressed out all the time doing. I cried yesterday morning bc I really didn’t want to go in. Some days are great, other days make me want to go into the fetal position when I get home.
Apparently ly the atmosphere and benefits are awesome, something my current job is really lacking. Obviously I can’t expect strangers on the internet to tell me what I should do but I just needed to get that out and hope that maybe someone else has been in the same boat or has some advice to offer. Thanks!
Post # 3
@Mrs. Mustang: You’re just affraid of change. You know what you should do to advance yourself and your career. Good luck in what ever you choose!
Post # 4
One of the best things my brother said to me when I was worrying over all the things that changing jobs would mean was “you don’t even know if they want you yet!”. True… I was worrying about this that and ther other and what decision to make and I hadn’t even gotten a phone call. For now, go through the internet process, see if you are given an offer, and THEN make your decision. Don’t worry about what to do about it until then.
And I think you should take a chance and go for what you really want to do. Don’t stay and get comfortable… You become me when you do that, and end up working somewhere for 8 years too long.
Post # 5
I’d be PRAYING for that new job!
Post # 6
Based on only the information you gave us, I don’t know why this is even a question.
Post # 7
@Mrs. Mustang: Of course, you can never know what a job & job atmosphere is going to be like until you get there. Maybe it will be better, maybe it will be worse. But, I think it’s better to take the risk and try something different, than to stay where you are. No regrets! Good luck! I hope you get offered the job.
Post # 8
OP, if you get this new job, I don’t see a single reason why you shouldn’t take it. If you are worried about missing your coworkers, go out for dinner or drinks every once in a while! Any job that makes you want to curl up into the fetal position on a regular basis is not worth it. Run away.
Post # 9
It’s scary to change jobs but it sounds like the new one would be better. Try not to worry now though. Just focus on making a good impression at the interview and decide when you (hopefully) get an offer.
Post # 10
Thank you for all your help, Bees. Knew I could count on you. Made me kinda teary!
My interview is scheduled for Monday. I’ll let you all know how it goes. I’m really excited and nervous. This is the first interview I’ve been able to get in over a year. I don’t know what I should do if I blow it or they chose someone else. Who’s to say when the next one will come along.
My attitude is really changing since hashing out my feelings with you all. Thank you!
Post # 11
Went in for the interview with the recruiter. it went super well. A week later she let me know she was referring my resume and notes to the employer. They decided to interview me. I went in to that interview which also went well. A couple of days ago the recruiter called me to let me know I’ve made it to the next round which means reference checks. They’re checking everything out right now, background, education, criminal, that kind of stuff.
I’m so freaking excited right now! I’m pretty nervous too. Eeep! Fingers crossed.
Thank you for all your help and support!