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Putting a dead-end job to rest
By: Kara Posner
I have been at a job for seven years; about four years too long. It was survival work to support me while I figured out what I wanted to do. Seven years, two abandoned courses of study, and a few promotions later I am at a dead-end. My salary once supported a full personal life but the more the job has needed from me the more I resent it for taking up my free time. I had a great life outside of work but can no longer ignore that I’m becoming unhappy in my personal and professional life. I’m not making any of my own professional moves, or for that matter, decisions. I realized that I have gotten myself into the unfortunate situation of running away from rather than running to something. I am feeling completely lost and unsure of what to try next. Nothing I’ve tried has stuck so far. All I know is that something has to change soon because I am unhappy all of the time.
Have you ever gotten into a similar position? What did you do?