Scoob, you can put up with more than I can! But, yeah I do get that way about my job. It really comes to a head when my sup can't make a decision to save her life!
Ever feel like you just wanna chuck it all in.....?
I did do.
But when your career used to consist of cleaning toilets for a living as a Dub, it is easy to throw it down the pan.
Scooby, want to trade jobs?
I got my degree in technical/specialized journalism and have worked in marcom/publishing for the last 15 years or so. I've had regrets for the last five years or so that I didn't train in nursing, which I think was really my calling. And I'm so incredibly bored with my job. I edit the most mind-numbing technical articles, some of them so badly written it's pathetic.
I'm half joking about trading jobs, of course. Yes, I'm really fed up with my job, too, for some of the same reasons (layoffs, short staffed, stupid management moves, etc.) but you're dealing with life-and-death matters, while I just deal with words and bad authors and deadlines. Your situation puts my job dissatisfaction into perspective.
I've thought a lot about changing careers, too. They always say that your skills "transfer" to other areas. But in these times of high unemployment and scarce jobs, I'm not sure such a career move is possible right now. It's frustrating, isn't it? I agree with you about the management side of the job, though. I've managed staff, and I'm much happier now being a peon and having to worry only about myself. Maybe you should give up the management position and go back to being staff. That would alleviate at least part of the stress.
In the meantime, soaking up the sun in Greece sounds like a good short-term solution. Good luck, whatever you decide to do.
Steve.....Do you Care pm WAS READ.
I don't agree with your points, but I thanked you in recognition of your post that you so publicly sent me. Does that make you feel better?
Steve said nothing detrimental to others here or to the forum.
All better now? NO GAMES.
SS., my youngest sister is visiting her daughter in the SanDiego, like you she works as a nurse in the emergency ward. She wonders how she makes it. She has two children, working to be a nutritionists, I guess that's her ultimate goal, I never asked. Yes, she hands her full especially in the emergency ward. My oldest son is back in the construction trade. He worked as a paramedic and it was just draining. So, from these experiences I have idea what your going through. I hope things work out for you. Personally, I enjoy work, short rests (power naps) and being alone charges up my batteries.
I think when you consider all things and the pressures of life, chucking it all in is a given. A good rest and good company makes a world of difference. I hope you find your comfort zone.
Thanks Guest. That meant alot.
Jeez 18 months later.....and nothing changes!!! Whats it all about eh??? Stress stress stress.....lol