Post # 16
nyebridemd : I used to get 2am phone calls about a shoot that was a week off. That is to say, not an emergency.
I loved it while I did it, but I love not working in tv/film now. I love losing my phone at home because I do not need to sleep with it glued to my ear. I love it.
It was a great ride, I worked with amazing talent and had a blast. But I’m so over it. If it’s not right for you, take those skills and apply them to a more 9-5 type job.
Post # 17
nyebridemd : I’m in almost the same exact position – 3hrs/day of commuting, losing passion for my job, and struggling with work-life balance; all with good pay, a great work environment and good supervisors. It’s a tough decision, but I will be looking for something closer to home after our wedding. I’m tired of not having time to do other things in life that I want to do outside of work.
Post # 18
nyebridemd : Keep trying if that’s what you want to do! I got my degree in broadcast journalism, but I’ve found the switch to be pretty easy.
Post # 19
nyebridemd : Everything sounds fine but the commute and the fact that you’re working outside of the hours. This sounds exhausting and it’s no wonder you’re burning out. I burned out at a job like that very quickly but it took a long time to get a new much easier job on my life and stress.
Post # 20
While, I am not in your situation, I totally get it. But, I doubt that your situation will improve until you move into another job. You have been told basically you have to drop everything for this big client and that is the exact expectation of your employer. You will be more than burned out with kids in this situation. Where I am, there is a manager who shifted her duties to my coworker in a lower position. I get PISSED by things like that because my co-worker is not being paid more nor did she get any incentive to take over those duties. The reason the duties shifted was because she was going on maternity leave. No surprise, she quit! She told my coworker that she was not sure if she could deal with babysitting the job with 2 small kids to care for at the same time. She was not doing a normal 9-5 because the account is huge and there are tons of problems. Now her job has been posted. Again, I am annoyed that my coworker was not recommended/hired for the position as she already handles it! Definitley apply elsewhere ASAP.
Post # 21
kcwilson11 : I hate to say this but I’m glad I’m not the only one…. 😔
Post # 22
PeggyAnne : thank you for the pointers. Just to be clear, the beck and call client isn’t the one that I used as an example but they do have similar requests. It’s exhausting.
Post # 23
princessbeec : the frustrating thing is that he works in production too, but his job is very scheduled and planned well in advance. He’s at work at 9am and home by 3pm everyday… grrrr
Post # 24
eandh0904 : if I was closer, I may enjoy it more… right now moving won’t really alleviate the situation much though… we are smack dab in the middle of our jobs (as far as distance in miles) the problem is, the traffic is so much heavier in the direction I’m going in. Moving would make it harder on my Fiancé and will probably take me just as long.
Post # 25
It sucks because Americans are proud to work 12 hour days and they are proud of their career successes, however we are also workaholics. You should NEVER have to answer emails at 12 am. EVER. I don’t care how high-stress, fast-paced your job is. It can wait. I have stopped checking email at home and it makes me a lot happier. I am a teacher and I do check it on breaks, however I’m a happier person not having to worry about things in my in-box until the next morning. A lot of teachers and my principals have their work email on their phone and I can tell it stresses them out a lot. My principals are ALWAYS on their phone answering emails even when they aren’t in the office. But you know what? It isn’t healthy. It isn’t ok to be on call 24/7.
I would quietly start looking at other opportunities in your area. You may find something that you like the same amount, or even more. UNLESS it is a life or death situation (on-call doctor), it can wait.