What do you do when the burnout just isn’t going away and the cause, work, just makes you more and more cranky?
That moment you get a new job after telling people in the interview that you’re great at multi-tasking, prioritizing important projects, and handling a huge workload.
And that other moment when you start the job, and three weeks in, they’re giving you all of the work.
Like, ALL OF THE WORK. Or at least it seems that way. And even when you have projects that are priority, you’re getting random emails from team leads like “Oh hey, can you do this real quick, it should take an hour.”
Which hey, you know, it’s cool! Because they told me they liked my work and have all these plans for me, so I can totally handle this, right?
This post was brought to you by the letter T, for TIRED AS HELL.
And I get to do it all again tomorrow!
But…I kind of love it, so you know.
I woke up crying this morning because I felt like a worthless piece of crap. I could hear cars outside being started and driving off while I was still in bed. I didn’t get out of it until after 11.
6 weeks ago I did what some have called a “brave” thing. Or stupid.
I quit my job with no other options lined up.
I was in a well-paid dead-end rut that I resolved was only good for providing me funds to do the things I wanted. For some people, that was enough, but for me it was an excuse to stay somewhere miserable. I was told it takes strength to leave something that gives security into what would essentially be a struggle and as I sit here typing, I’m having trouble finding and maintaining that strength.