- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I’m feeling particularly down today, so I just need to vent. Over a year ago I quit my job in a high profile law firm due to workplace bullying. I was diagnosed with CKD and the stress I faced every day dealing with my boss humiliating me and making personal comments about my abilities, my family and my Fiance took its toll. I became a shadow of my former self and ended up in hospital frequently with kidney stones and severe pain. So I quit, citing medical reasons. When I was offered a job at another firm a week later, I took it as a good sign, but then signs of sexual harassment during the follow up interview (calling me “angel” and touching me inappropriately is NOT okay) made me decline the offer. I took a month off to rest and recover. Then I hit the job market again hard. I have sent out numerous resumes with no response. I even decided to leave law and move into non-profit because that is my passion. I have been working for an international NGO for almost a year on a voluntary basis because they cannot offer me a paid position. I started studying further in the direction I wish to pursue. Yet, despite trawling the internet for job postings and sending out applications I have had no success. So now I’m just bitter. I quit my job because it was putting my health at risk and this is where it got me. Was I supposed to just suck it up?