I'm a happy person… But not right now.

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1553 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@dreamer1288:  I feel the same way with the job that I have now. But like you said in your post, I have to just remind myself that I’m lucky to have a job because there are so many people that don’t have one. Have you been looking for other jobs? It couldn’t hurt to start exploring other options. Also, was the initial agreement written down, on a job offer or anything like that? It’s messed up that they’re going back on what they said they would do. Keep your head up!

Post # 5
752 posts
Busy bee

@dreamer1288:  Man, that sucks.  Here’s my advice: quit that job.  No job is worth you considering taking medication. That’s ridiculous.  

Find something else, even minimum wage, so you can stay in school to get your dream job.  It’s just not worth it to throw away your dreams! 

There are minimum wage jobs out there if you look for them, if you need something while in school if your current place won’t let you go to school…as an example, for awhile I worked as a housekeeper in a hospital while I paid down some debts right after undergrad.  I cleaned things that would make your hair stand on end..not the best job I ever worked but when I quit that job, I was free from credit card debt.  Best feeling in the world. 

Post # 6
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@DaisyBelle:  I second that! If any job is causing you to seek psychiatric treatment, then you have to let it go. You get one body, and if something happened to you today, that company would still be in business tomorrow, trust me. So, take care of yourself first. Also, are you able to take online courses until you find a company that treats you better?

Post # 7
167 posts
Blushing bee

I was in the same situation with my last job. So unhappy, migraines all the time, depressed, stressed at home, it was causing me to be irritable to my kids and boyfriend.  I lined up a part time job, enrolled in classes and quit. There were times over the past year and a half that we’ve been really tight money wise, but i’ve never regretted leaving there. Nothing is worth your mental and physical health.

Post # 8
1214 posts
Bumble bee

@AngE0522:  Excellent! Good for you!  I wish my daughter would do the exact same thing.

Btw, I have been unemployed for 2 1/2 years after working at the same company for 23 yrs.  I’m middle aged, no degree, no spouse.  Now no health insurance, no life insurance.  They took away more than my job and I don’t expect I’ll ever get back to where I was financially.  I’ve sent in a hundred apps with only one interview.  Nobody wants old people when they can get young ones.

Maybe I need to be medicated.

Post # 10
167 posts
Blushing bee

@dreamer1288:  I can completely understand that. I put in applications all summer for another part-time job and its been horrible. I am an RN with 4yrs experience in critical care, I couldnt get anything! I probably applied for 30+ positions and nothing until a couple weeks ago. After 4 months I finally got another job. Its hard out here. Good luck to you, hang in there. 

Post # 11
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC

I can kind of relate.  While I didn’t have to choose between school and a job, I finished school in 2010 and still can’t find a job.  I work at Starbucks right now, which can’t pay the bills.  I don’t have much advice, but if you want to talk you can always message me. 

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