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I want to quit my job quite badly, but I know I never will. Anyone else??
low effort thread after 12 hour day
and just tell them all to fuck off. But if I just do these last 3 weeks I'll be fine.
got sent an email saying I was being considered for a bunch of other jobs and could be offered one without even having to interview for it and was this ok etcetc. dont want anohter job just want the flattery.
May have mentioned it once or twice on here.
I was never going to be brave enough to quit without another job to go to, though. Even though I really, really wanted to.
I'd had it for month. On the day of the quitting I was supposed to meat my boss somewhere off-site in the morning and when I got there he had left without me so I just thought fuck this. It was the during the heat wave and I was in Brighton, so I quit then went straight to the beach and it felt fantastic. Then I managed to get a job paying double (pay was shit) what I was on so things worked out alright for me.
Just quit. You can go on benefits and look for jobs and not having to work means lots of time to prepare for and attend interviews. Do the maths though, you'll want to know how long you can last without a job. You'll need at least 3 months of cash to tide you over.
are you sure they weren't there with barry from the office having a snog in the corner?
I'm suffering badly from stress and anxiety right now, all brought on by my job. Been to the docs a couple of times, spoken to my boss about it and been for my first ever counselling session, so I'm doing all I can to get myself outta this black fog.
Wanna set up a new venture PinkyBrain?
that I'm on the edge of this. Thing is I've kind of spent a long time working my way up in a niche area of my job area and now I've got to management level I just don't think I can do it any more.
I don't think the feelings of loathing for my job/long term career are actually the problem. It's the feeling of being trapped. Just feel very very trapped.
although nowhere near management level.
We got a new software package a couple of years ago and I have struggled badly with it, muddling my way through. But I'm the only person who uses it so I have no help available. It's made my work life a misery. I can definitely relate to the feeling of being trapped.
Feel for you having to deal with feelings of being completely alone at the same time as all that.
Is there not a sideways move you can make in the same industry that uses software you're more familiar with? What is it that's keeping you in your job?
I don't know how to do anything else and the thought of having the guts to leave and start a completely new profession scares me.
What about you? What's changed since you got to your management position? Longer hours, more pressure to deliver?
Very hard work to balance with a full-time job, but worth the pain long-term if you can do it. Ultimately, it's much harder to retrain if you're not getting a good income to support it. I'm lucky that my boyfriend is earning enough that I can do it on a pretty low-paying job. Probably would have had to stay in the job I hated otherwise.
I'm not too keen on going to college and learning something brand new purely because I am useless at retaining useful information. BUT I will look into it.
I need to sit down and write out a list of jobs that I would like to do and then JUST GO FOR IT!
Thanks for the advice! Really appreciate it.
What I meant more was about similar roles in different organisations etc. Sometimes changing it up can make a real difference but I guess you've already considered that. It can be VERY daunting.
With me it’s more financial than anything. I’ve got myself into a position whereby my living costs/lifestyle/future savings for any sort of secure future are tied in with me earning a certain amount. I just can’t drop down £15k to start again in another job sphere. My girlfriend doesn’t earn a great deal either so my salary’s got extra pressure on it.
Think the main problem is fucking London if I’m honest with you. If rents were reasonable then I could take a hit on lifestyle, sure. But to rent a reasonable gaff (even just a 1 bed) suitable for an adult couple to build some kind of life in (that’s not even beginning to cover saving to maybe one day buy something) is really tricky. This city always conspires to make you feel poor and I *feel* like I’m unable to go back down to graduate salary level in order to do something else and I’ve kind of boxed myself into an area of work where transferrable skills aren’t all that great. So yeah, feel a bit stitched up.
for your girlfriend to try a bit harder and get a better job/promotion! ;o)
Just kidding dude!
I can't imagine living in London!
You jest but she's trying really hard with that. She *might* be in line for a £45k gig if a few factors go her way in the next month. If it does then that will take the pressure off big time. Big if though.
But yeah, London is an absolute shafter. Moving out isn't really an option either.
I had to take a job with a much lower wage while I retrain, but I'm much happier for doing it.
I have pretty much no qualifications so to get a job that matches my current salary will be nigh on impossible.
I'm actually thinking of going and working in McDs or something.
and have been in this job for six months through that, with an extension being negotiated. Signed up with the agency on the Tuesday and had the job by Thursday afternoon. Definitely try that route.
for a while there were slight feelings of "what the fuck have i done, am i a massive idiot?" but overall it felt very, very good.
i'd managed to save up lots of money that i can live on for a bit though so that helps a lot if you have that.
then a phd but there's probably no point because
a) hardly anyone with phds do academic stuff
b) probably wouldn't be as good as i think it would be, i might just be better off dossing about and enjoying things
but not sure im cut out for it
but I didn't have the patients (patience)
but I don't have the thyme
It might though!!!!!!
Actually my friends an accountant in the city and bought a flat and his gf is an architect and they still had to borrow money
but I was surprised by how little architects earn in general.
My job doesn't involve anything remotely as important as, y'know, ensuring that buildings don't fall down.
Pretty sure the most senior architect position (Senior Associates or whatever they're called) you can have without being a partner in a firm typically pays around £50k. I mean don't get me wrong, that's plenty of money like, but compared to other industries in terms of levels of seniority and responsibility that's very small!
That's the structural engineer, and they get paid a whole load less than an Architect.
But yeah point is it's far from the high paid gig a lot of people think it is.
Its fine. You'll be fine. Unless you have given yourself lods of financial burdens and your wage needs to be high to support these. Then you won't be fine.
but I've no idea what would be feasible, what I'd like to do or how I'd afford to get started. Education is expensive.
Apart from that I'm all set.