(Closed) I HATE my Job.

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4027 posts
Honey bee

@Glittergirl_2013:  Ugh, sorry to hear that! I can honestly say I love my job! I typically work 8am-7pm and I make the same as you (though I am not sure what part of the country you are in, so that makes a difference).

I do not have a law degree, but I have a masters and 3 years work experience. Compared to my peers who work in the for profit sector and do the same thing (marketing/graphic design) I only make about 2/3 of what they make. But I get 60 paid vacation days and I work at a school that I love (it’s mission, students, staff, etc).

All I can say is that maybe it’s time for a job change!! (Though you may want to wait until after the wedding, if money would be tight). I would focus less on the paycheck and more on the work enviroment and duties assigned. Yes, at the end of the day you need to make money, but loving what you do will help you feel more accomplished and better at the end of the day.

Hugs and good luck!

Post # 5
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think this is a common situation for lawyers (FI also hates his job at the firm – overworked, underpaid, attitude from contract partners, etc.) I’m so sorry for you, as I know what it’s like and it’s really draining and upsetting.

What’s the job market like in your city? Can you get in touch with a recruiter and just put feelers out as to what the job market’s like? Is it possible to go with a bigger firm maybe, as the pay’s probably higher (but I’m not sure about the work hours though; probably worse still, blech)? Or what about going in-house into a company? The hours are much better and if you’re with a good company the pay should be good too.

But I totally get you: being a lawyer isn’t as easy these days ๐Ÿ™ But hang in there: try to picture your wedding and afterwards you can put Phase #1 Job Search in practice ๐Ÿ˜‰

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