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Time to Find a New Job, Money Isn't Everything

Updated on April 25, 2019
Don't stress out man, life is short.
Don't stress out man, life is short.

Good thing new years' resolutions never work out...

Yes, yes, yes, I know, it's a tough economy, if you even have a job you should consider yourself lucky, there are millions out of work, yada, yada.... I know...

That being said, if the current job you are at is hell, you're not really much better off. Yes your kids are eating and the mortgage is getting paid, but you're living in hell eight to twelve hours per day. You go home and you're snappy with your spouse and kids, constantly stressed about work, unable to disconnect, overworked and overwhelmed. Sleep is worthless when you must awake to the same hell as the previous day and weekends are likewise, dreading the evil that awaits the Monday morning rush. Countless e-mails all representing a task that someone else did incorrectly and must now be dealt with, on top of all the other backlogged issues that need taking care of.

My new years resolution was to start drinking. (perhaps a cry for help?)

Alcohol To The Rescue!

For a while it helped get the edge off. Get home, crack open a beer or two... but it was a sure sign that I had to get the hell out of my toxic work environment. Luckily my new years' resolution did not work out and I could not keep up the drinking habit, however it did begin a refreshing series of realizations that allowed me to slowly disconnect fully from my hell-job. In the end it began affecting my job performance and I began getting reprimands from my employer. That is when I began looking for employment elsewhere. Luckily, I found a new job more suited to the life I wanted to lead and quit the previous job which was slowly killing me. It was the best thing I could have ever done.

You Are Free To Be.....

Point being if you are not happy with the job you are doing you do not need to stay where you are like a prisoner. There are other jobs out there, perhaps with lower pay, less glamorous even. Look at the bigger picture and you may realize that position and status are not all they are cracked up to be. All those business and corporate types look so miserable that it's disgusting. Not for me. Not Zen.

Be true to yourself. Your family and your blood pressure will appreciate it.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2012 Ardot


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