Career vs. Friends vs. Boyfriend- Warning, Long!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
9204 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think that you should take the risk and explain to your friends and colleagues that you no longer love the work that you do, it is no longer your passion. Hopefully they should understand. I am sure quite a few do something similar if the opportunities are so few! Good luck!

Post # 3
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it is really weird if your “friends” are going to hold you making decisions to improve your life that literally have no impact on them against you.

Those aren’t real friends.

And if they aren’t real friends, why would you base important life decisions around them?

Post # 4
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

cashmerelinn:  i echo what others have said, that you need to do what you gotta do for yourself, regardless of the opinions of colleagues or ‘friends.’ if you make the switch you will have new friends and colleagues in your same field. it’s your life in the long run, shared with your partner, so doing what’s going to help you two is most important. when colleagues poo-poo other ppl’s decisions (esp if it’s one to advance) i pretty much assume it’s about THEM- jealously, comparison, etc.


it seems like you may not want to share this, but i will say i’m extremely curious as to what field you’ve been describing! this is in part bc i work in career counseling. if you would be willing to share, it would only be for my own career field and labor market knowledge, and you could pm me. 🙂

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