- 2 weeks ago
- Wedding: September 2020
Anon for this one as I’m going to share some things I haven’t shared under my original username.
I work in a 7 person department, and as of last week, I am the only person in the department aside from my supervisor. Everyone has quit in the last six months – none under bad terms, most had been there 3+ years, all gave ample notice, etc. When the first couple of people left, it was actually fairly positive for me, as it resulted in a substantial bump in pay and a promotion. However, I have been looking for a new position for a long while, and I’m feeling really down because everyone around me is leaving, but I’m still here. I have specific things I’m looking for in a position aside from salary – trajectory, skills I want to utilize, skills I want to learn. I’ve had a couple offers – but none being equal to my current pay and benefits. My supervisor has been very accomodating during the changes – letting me adjust my hours, letting me work remote, etc. but I’m feeling very unsettled. I want out – NOW.
I’m not sure how to stay positive through everyone leaving. To make matters worse, I have been struggling with crippling anxiety stemming from some serious health problems and I’m not out of the woods yet. As I sit here, I’m waiting to have a lump checked. It’s overwhelming. I’ve been making strides in taking care of my health – daily exercise, eating right, regular checkups. I’ve signed up for classes to help me get that position I want down the road. I’ve been very positive about making lemonade out of my current job and learning what I can. But I’m not sure how much longer I can remain positive and could really use some tips. I just need something – anything – to go right.