Post # 1
This is mostly just to vent more than anything. Lately, I’ve been feeling very frustrated with work. I’ve reached the half year point, and while I like what I do, the stress that comes with it really gets to me and the rest of the department at times. It becomes very hard to think about anything else. It’s a relatively new department, so the workload is quite large and the team is quite small.
I come home from work just to turn back on the work laptop, and work additonal hours from home to try to meet these deadlines. I feel as though I have don’t have that work/life balance and it’s very frustrating. I know it will get better with time, but today is just very very frustrating for me. Thanks for reading and letting me vent!
Post # 2
I’m leaving a job I’ve only been at for 4 months, because my old company reached out to me and offered me a much better option
I wouldnt leave your job without another in place, but I learned a long time ago, you have to live your life
You’re not going to look back in 40 years and think, man I’m so glad I spent all my free time working instead of going out, taking trips, etc
You’ll be burned out!
Post # 3
It’s about working smarter, not harder. I know how you feel because I’m a teacher with 9 different grade levels and the equivalent of 2 teacher’s workload. I force myself to leave things at school even when I feel like I “should” be working on stuff. I do spend a lot of time at school and I always get there early, earlier than the majority of other teachers. I love it and part of it is just how the job is, but I feel you on work/life balance!
If you are not happy, absolutely start job searching, but I wouldn’t leave unless you have something else lined up. Try to find ways to get things done at work and leave them at work. That is a good first start.
ETA: You would not be able to get unemployment benefits if you resign.