I Hate My Job...

I work in property management in a large resort condo complex at the beach. I've been working there for about 4 years now.

Initially it started off as a 2nd part time job. I already had a stable primary job that was I working at since 2004 doing similar work and actually liked it...but the pay wasn't the best. The new 2nd job was quite stressful but it was only part time and allowed me to save a little bit of extra money to live more comfortably in the off season.

Last year, I accepted a promotion and small raise at this 2nd job that soon became the primary job...Which meant having to take on extra hours and more responsibility. So juggling 2 jobs was getting difficult and conflicting with each other's schedules. This was a problem for me because I had no life. It was also a problem for my original primary job, for the cutting of hours wasn't an option without being replaced in this case. So I made a huge mistake and left the job thinking i'll get something else that's more flexible to my needs.

I did end up getting something else more flexible, but couldn't hold onto it because this other job was so stressful that I couldn't handle 2 jobs any longer. I've had only one job ever since and this one job is harder than any two jobs I ever had put together. It sucks out every bit of life out of me. I hardly ever go out and see friends anymore and now suffer from headaches, anxiety, and high blood pressure. I also drink a lot more than I used to...I even drink on the job at times.

To make matters worse, I live in a condo unit at the complex I work at. It's very nice and many people are jealous of me since I live right off the beach, but it isn't as glamorous as it seems on the surface.

I would give anything in the world to take back my decision to accept that promotion and quitting the other job. I should have just kept things the way they were. Then I would be healthier, happier, and making a little more money anyway. I would love to leave but I am committed until a certain time and finding another job has been tough to come by in a bad economy.

I left a good stable job that I enjoyed and where I was appreciated just because this job paid a little more. I am now stuck at this awful place that is under staffed, disorganized, and falling apart...in a high stress work environment and unfavorable work conditions...and working for rich, cheap, greedy ******** who don't even appreciate me. What a stupid mistake I made!

Don't ever work somewhere just for the extra money. The money isn't worth it and there are more important things in life such as your health and happiness. Life is too short to spend so much of it doing something you hate.
PurpleDandelion PurpleDandelion
36-40, F
3 Responses Jul 18, 2010

These are times you trust in GOD. I know exactly what your going through. I am in the same boat. <br />
I have a small company and a law firm cheated me out of a significant sum of money - left me broke.<br />
I am also attempting to move into a different field. Have been praying for new opportunities...<br />
Something's got to give.<br />
Fingers crossed and a Hail Mary.

I have been looking around for something else for months with no luck. My former job has no openings...it's a good place to work and people stay there as a result. I was so stupid to leave. Despite the lack of job leads, I gave my notice of resignation a couple of weeks ago. It's kind of scary but so is dying from extreme stress. There is a little money coming in on my fiancé's side. Plus i'm in the process of thinking up ways of starting my own side business. Wish me luck and thanks for commenting!

Is there any chance of returning to your former position? <br />
Not only is this new job unhealthy for you, you are now rocking the boat by occasionally drinking on the job. The only place to go from here is down.<br />
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This story is almost a year old, so I hope you've moved on since writing it. <br />
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The good news is that so many people don't understand what you already know - "Life is too short to spend so much of it doing something you hate". Now, it's simply a matter of looking for opportunities to make a new change. A change that will allow you the emotional and physical well being and happiness.<br />
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Good Luck.