Delayed wages & super, demotivated, considering career change (long)

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d keep looking for a job in your current field. After a year at the new job, if you still hate it, switch fields!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

OP I agree with BrandNewBride just keep looking in your current field.  Have you tried looking on http://www.indeed.com ?

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you going to take a major paycut by switching to a job thats not in your field? It sounds like your current job may not be stable, so I would definetly be applying for other jobs. The problem is that if you get out of your field, you will have a harder time getting back in. If you are sure you want to do something else with your life/career than go for it and try to get into the bridal industry. Maybe it’s possible to even take on a part time job to start at a bridal store and do both? One job you ‘have’ to do, and one job you ‘love’ to do.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I know excatly how you feel. I left a job last week without having another lined up because it was an awful position and I would have been miserable if I kept going at. What about looking positions that are more enviornmental engineer like? Or maybe even in the nuclear power plant areas for jobs to see if you like it better? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@copperbird90:  

You’re only 22 and you have your whole life ahead of you. If you don’t have any big financial obligations to consider, such as a mortgage, I vote for quitting and reinventing yourself, in a field that you love.

I am 51 and I am within five or so years of retiring (I hope). I used to love my work, but my profession has dramatically changed for the worse in the past three years and I passionately hate my job now. I would give anything to quit, but it wouldn’t make sense at this point when I am so close to retirement. So I’m toughing it out. 

Lucky you, you don’t have this problem. Just bail out and go find another path to follow. Good luck with whatever you decide.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Sorry to hear that you’re feeling so unsure. My big piece of advice is DON’T quit your current job until you are able to secure a new one.

I know a lot of positions in my area are looking to hire someone with a bachelor’s degree, and often times they don’t even care what the degree is in. Having a degree and being educated in SOMETHING is what they are looking for. Not always the case, but it is something to consider when you are looking for jobs in other fields.

I am your same age, and my first job out of college really helped me see what I would love in a career, and what I would hate. It is hard right out of college to find your knack and discover what makes you tick.

I think you should look for something that is more interesting to you, and something that you enjoy doing. However, I wouldn’t stray too far away from your field as some others suggest. Its a journey, so of course there will be ups and downs.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I can completely relate except I’m 2 years older than you and haven’t finished my degree yet. I’m down to only 4 classes once this semester is over & I legit STILL don’t know what I want to do. I work in banking now and don’t hate it but seem to always find SOMETHING to be unhappy about within banking (and I’ve worked at 3 different financial institutions total)…right now it’s the fact that the training SUCKS. It’s non existant. But the company has great benefits and pay for the field.

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna finish up my degree in a different field, still under the business umbrella and hopefully that can either be a backup or something I can pursue…but like you, I have NO experience in the field so I’m very concerned about actually being able to find a job there….and if I’ll even like it! There’s nothing career wise that I’m super passionate about that would be feasible for me. Maybe like, saving ocean life or a dog rescue or something but I can’t actually make money doing that

Anyway, I think yea, try to stay in your field but build up a decent resume in a field you actually may want to work in. That’s my plan anyway lol

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@copperbird90:  

do you have any programming experience in languages like java c++ or even scripting?

at my undergrad every engineering discipline was required to take programming classes you can try to find internships in that field to get your foot in the door

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Engineering is a great field to have a bachelor’s degree in. I think you should try to stick with your field and find something there. It will be hard, but keep trying. You are really young and can build up some good experience in this field. I think that you made an excellent choice in choosing engineering! I would do it if I were smart enough!

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