- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
Hello lovely ladies,
I am faced with a bit of a career predicament. Well, not really- I know what I should do, I just don’t want to.. kind of. Argh! Ok.. I’ll just explain and get opinions.
I am 22 and work in collections. I have worked in my job for over 2 years and I am not very good at it. I am on something called a performance review because I don’t bring in enough money. This REALLY stresses me out, and even though each month I seem to get better and better I am still not at the level I should be.
I am also doing university part time by correspondence in Human Resources. I would like to work in Human Resources but am really unmotivated with university. When I get home from work I just want to spend some time with DH- not bury my head in the books. I’m not 100% if I will finish my degree or not, but that isn’t really the point of this post.
Anyway, I have been so stressed out with work I started looking for a new job.
I found a position which sounded amazing, but they hired internally. They did however offer me another position which they thought I was well suited for. It pays roughly what I am on now.. and the role has no targets/KPI’s. It also encompasses some HR work (I’d be working very closely with the HR manager). I was really excited, got the contract yesterday so asked to have a meeting with my manager and operations manager to explain that I am resigning.
When I got in the office I got very teary, because even though I don’t enjoy my job I love the people. They are like my family. I was expecting management to be supportive of my decision, as obviously I’m no good at this job but they want me to stay. They say that as each month goes by I get better and better and to really think about things before I hand in my resignation.
This has me doubting myself.. What if I hate my new job to? What if the people are really awful to me? What if it is a massive mistake to leave?
My bosses are worried I feel like I’ve been pushed out, I don’t feel that way.. I just feel like I could do better in another role. I feel useless here and its a horrible feeling, but at the same time I am comfortable.
I know I should take this new job- but I’m scared.
What would you do in my situation? When do you know it is time to move on?