Post # 1
So I’ve been in the same full time role for about 8 months now and it has been one of the worst jobs I’ve ever had (apart from the lovely people I have met). The job itself wouldn’t be so bad if my case load wasn’t so large.. they are a small company but are in my opinion short at least 5 staff with the extremely high work load we all have. Expectations from the managers are also very high, and it is getting to the point where I have so many things to do it is impossible to ever get everything done. I had made peace with myself that I can only do what is humanly possible, however now it is getting to the point that everyone is super stressed, crying in the office almost every day. No one can keep up, everyone hates the job, and we are all getting abused by our clients because we don’t have the time to pay attention to them because we have way too many.
So this has been getting increasingly worse over the months I have been there as the business has been significantly growing. I am so desperate to quit and my SO really wants me to as well because he says he can tell I am really stressed. My friends are saying the same thing that I need to leave and that the stress isn’t worth it in the long run. We all also do so much unpaid overtime and it isn’t fair with the low salary I am getting. I have been applying for other work but haven’t had too much luck yet- not that I’ve really had much time to look properly. I have enough in savings now to be able to quit and live comfortably for a few months, however I really wanted that savings to go towards buying a house (my SO and I are renting atm).
So I don’t really know what I am asking just venting really as I know what I want to do but I am worried I may regret it if I do quit and for some reason can’t get another job (I do have a casual job as well I could potentially pick up some hours). I also don’t want to waste my time staying in this dead end job which I am not enjoying AT ALL anymore. Is anyone in a similar situation at the moment, or have been in a similar situation? Any suggestions would be great, thanks! x
Post # 2
Hang in there, bee.
I recently left a similar situation. It was miserable. I’m so thankful my hubs can provide fully so I could put in notice before job hunting for another offer and then Ieaving ( as I suspect my predecessors had done.) Upper management needs to get a clue, but, it’s their call and until they do things won’t improve.
Still, life’s too short to stay miserable if you can help it.
Just my $0.02.
Post # 3
I’m very VERY unhappy in my field. My fiancé can afford to provide for us while I find something else, but I’m afraid to take the leap. We also want to buy a bigger house (plus we live across the street from future Mother-In-Law…a move is necessary!) I’m in between decisions right now but I’m definitely leaning towards leaving despite the potential financial consequences. I hope you find your happiness.
Post # 4
I hate my new job too. I had an interview this Friday doing something I would love and a couple more interviews lined up next week.
Wishing and hoping and praying.I feel yourpain.
It’s ppossible I could stay home while I transition to something else but I don’t believe in quitting with out something lined up and I don’t think I’d enjoy being home.
Post # 5
CourtneyBeth915: thank you I hope you find your happiness as well!
Post # 6
jonescivil: all the best with your job hunt it’s awful when you’re stuck in a miserable job.
Post # 7
I feel like you wrote this post for me! Haha..I know exactly how you feel. I am working a job I hate right now, except my department is JUST me. I sit upstairs in a room alone all day from 9 to 5 and work like crazy. Tomorrow I am putting in my two weeks to better myself. After working for other people for pennies for 10 years, I am ready to start my own business.
I think the best advice I can give is don’t be afraid of the future because it has the potential to be so much better then your present. All the great leaders of the world would have never gotten to where they are today if they didn’t take a giant leap of faith. 🙂
Post # 8
Scorpio88: thanks for your reply and good on you for making the change! I’m also 100% that I am going to resign tomorrow I just need to get up the courage! Talked to my other work who can provide me with 3 days per week so that will keep me going until I get something else. So scary but I don’t think I can be here anymore!
Post # 11
Has anyone told management straight up that the workload is unfair, or is everyone just assuming they are OK with it? You might think it’s “obvious” (I agree), but sometimes hearing the truth really makes people realize they need to do something before their whole staff quits.
I was in a position where the pay was insanely good (which is why I stayed so long, nobody could offer me what my company did at my experience level), but I was overworked and had no career path. I voiced my concerns for about 6 months before I finally told myself I would worry about the wedding and after that quit and find something else. I ended up getting found on linkedin by a recruiter from my now company and I start Monday.
It was hard quitting but I can’t begin to tell you the sense of relief I have.
I would keep looking for other work and quit when you have another job. If you feel confident enough, but I personally couldn’t quit a job with comfort unless we had at least a year of expenses saved.