Post # 1
I think I post about career/college more than I do my own wedding…
Anyway, Fiance just told me he is officially sick of talking about this and whatever choice I make is fine. Which does not help me. Soooo I am turning to the Bees!
For the past year, Fiance and I have talked about me leaving my job to go back to school. I was recently accepted into my program, and I am struggling with this decision. For the past year I was like…”oh yea, I’ll find a part time job!” because I LOATHE my current one. However, I just interviewed today for a part time job I would love…but…I would make no money. None. I would be able to start in the fall, so I would have the summer to work my current job and save some money.
So now I feel conflicted. Should I stick it out at my current job even though I’ve hated it for this entire past year or should I take a risk and do the part time, cut back on extra expenses, and struggle BUT have the time to do my work and no longer have to go to this job I do not like? I feel so guilty about money and putting my bills on Fiance, although we have talked about it at legnth and after 2 years I’ll be out and working full time again (and hopefully making more than now! yippee.)…Not to mention in 1.5 years I’ll have to leave so I can intern, anyway.
I dont know…I’m just looking for some thoughts here. Anyone else ever in this predicament before?
Post # 3
I haven’t experienced this myself but my sister went through a very similar situation about a year and a half ago. After going back and forth for a long time, she finally quit the job she hated and went for less pay/more education. Money is still a little tight for her but she now has a job in a field she LOVES and she’s very happy she made the switch, even though it has had its stressful moments.
If your Fiance is ok with you leaving and you have the opportunity to make a change…go for it! Will it be hard? Yes, but probably not harder than sticking it out at a place where you’re really unhappy.
Post # 4
Happiness with less money wins over Unhappiness with more money any day for me. I recently switched careers and make less with less benefits but I am infinitely more happy. It was worth it. There is no amount of money that would make my previous career’s level of stress acceptable.
Post # 5
wow, thank you!
I dont want the stress I feel at my job to keep me from doing well in school. I fear this so much, since I will barely be allowed to leave here in time to get to class. I know in my heart it’s only money, I have everything I need, including the support of my fiance, and my program is only 2 years. In 2 years I’ll be back to making more money AND it will be a career I will like. 🙂
Sometimes we just need a little extra boost when making a choice. Thank you, ladies!
Post # 6
iI am going through a similar predicament right now. I know I can not stay in my job for long becuase I am so stressed out. Fiance wants me to take career testing like he did so I can find out what I should be doing. It may mean that I go back t school though. I have been toying with the idea as I always wanted to be a Spanish teacher.
I am thinking that its only a couple years to sacrifice money, etc in order to do something I actually enjoy. Good luck!
Post # 7
I used to work as a manager at my previous job, and then took a drastic pay cut and demotion to my current job, and I love it. Yes, it sucks that we lost a decent chunk of income, but I used to have bad days at work two to three times a week, at least. I’ve been at my new job almost six months, and have maybe had two rough days, total. BIG difference, and my sanity and health is well worth it.