rose45 Posted September 10, 2011 Share Posted September 10, 2011 I know people are just lucky to have a job right but now..and i have been saying this to myself for a couple of years now. The market pretty much crashed after taking my job out of college which was an assistant role..basically alot of paper pushing, being on my feet doing ALOT of copying and scanning which happens every couple of months where it's this massive project. My legs aren't in the greatest shape as it is. I'm tired of being on my feet doing this type of job. And now after almost 5 years I feel I am just done..i feel overshadowed at this place..my boss actually hired someone now younger to work more closely with her and I am still stuck doing this labor intensive work. In plain words, I am just done. My main coworker will also be out soon..they need to take a leave for a few months. It makes me nervous they may not even come back which will make me feel more stuck in a sense. And i will have more paper pushing work to do while they are gone..It basically takes me and my main coworker over a month to complete one labor intensive job if we are mainly just focusing on that..i feel a highschool student can do this. I have been applying and sometimes it is stressful to try and do both or even make up excuses for being late. But now I just feel if i don't leave now I am never going to leave..another year of my life is going to go by in a blink of an eye..and all i am qualified for is this role. I almost feel I am better off getting a part time job to get by (I am with family right now and have been helping and rent is crazy as it is and I have some money saved) and doing volunteer work which allow me to possibly gain some new skills, meet new people and possibly enhance my resume? Or would that not matter much? I can also sign up for certificate classes and add that to my resume. I can tell employers I felt I needed a change and wanted to gain new skills and decided to volunteer and take classes to expand my knowledge and experience. I just truly feel if i stay here another year, it could negatively affect me as well just as it could affect me if i leave b/c I am taking a chance of facing unemployment for a long period of time..sure I am in a job and have a steady background--but i don't feel it's worthwhile work anymore..i have outgrown it..each day i feel like i don't belong there, sometimes i don't feel smart enough..it is like my self esteem has crashed down being there..i feel uneasy. And I know it's hard for others to maybe read this b/c they will just think you are an idiot, you are lucky to have a job..but how long can I keep saying this when i feel anxious and don't feel like i should be there anymore? Especially my boss hiring this younger girl and has her to do more important work and i am boxing up materials, making copies. I spent so much money on school and had a high gpa, worked all 4 years of college as well for money. I have it planned out in my mind to tell my boss an old employer offered me a full time position which isn't as labor intensive etc and i just feel like i need a change. Hopefully I won't be asked for proof of this change but they can't really do that right? I hope someone can relate. Is this a crazy idea? Link to comment
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