- 2 weeks ago
I’m currently a full-time college student. I also work full time mostly remotely for a small company. I have been with them for about 3 years now. It has been very difficult to study full time and keep a job full-time as well, however I did it because financially I had to as my parents don’t support me. The past year has been more stressful with my bosses, mainly because the company has been growing and they have been demanding more of me and my time. Being this is my last year of school I am now much more involved, and I am at school often for group projects, independent studies with professors, student clubs, etc. This has become hard to do when I receive phone calls from clients, my bosses, etc during the day. I also repeatedly get texts from my boss during classes, etc. My boss wants me to help the company grow and have initiative however finding time to do the bare minimum of my tasks and study is alredy hard enough as it is. I love this company and I am very grateful for the flexibility my bosses have but my school is very important for me.
I recently got the opportunity to work at my school’s business department for 20 hours a week, and I would be making 60% LESS what I am making now (a huge downside). However, there would be less stress and more opportunities for growth. I have enough saved but it would still be a huge pay cut so I would be worried about relying on savings.
Have any of you guys been in a similar situation? Would you advice me to quit under these circumstances?