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Honestly, if it's that bad, maybe you do need to jump. Sure, the grass is always greener, but if I was so worked up about BS at work that I couldn't enjoy my Saturday morning in bed, I'd be looking to make a change right quick. I understand that the economy isn't great everywhere, but, from what I understand, you're currently renting, so who says you have to stay where you are? One of the reasons I have so much power is that my LinkedIn resume is ALWAYS public and my bosses know that I can and will move if necessary (not really necessary, since I already live in the big bad city and most of the jobs on offer (given my line of work) are 100% telework).
I know, I know...moving or moving into a telework job seems super-huge, but there are times you just have to do what's best for you, consequences be damned. I packed up and moved myself hundreds of miles TWICE early in my career. It was scary and I felt like a fool at moments, but you know what, it was ultimately in pursuit of my goals, and I knew that would ultimately be right.
Quick story time. Many, many years ago, in a land far away, I was terrified of flying. I had a bad flight...turbulence, air pocket...yada, yada, yada...and just the thought of getting on a plane turned me into a blubbering mess. But then, I was an international trade professional, and I knew I'd have to get over it at some point. Along comes this job that is everything I want, but requires flying all over the globe. I swallowed the lump in my throat, told my interviewers I was excited to travel, moved to a new city, and got the f on that first plane. I did the legwork before that happened (seeking counseling for my fear), but there was still a lot of bullet-biting (and armrest gripping) that went on. Now you can ship me anywhere and I only have a minor moment of hesitation when you tell me I'll be flying bum-f-airlines to nowheresville.
Perhaps it's foolish, but I try to do what is best for today and let the future take care of itself. If I found myself deeply unhappy (and I did, which is why I learned a new skill to get out from under my arse of a boss), then I'd change it. Life shouldn't be a constant state of frustration.
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