Trapped

I'm one of those people that almost finished their degree, but haven't been able to finish it up. I work in the service industry, I've been doing it for about 10 years. I'm a hard worker and received many promotions including to bartender and management. Everyone says I'm crazy for turning down my recent promotion into management, but I'm completely miserable.

I dread going to work not because I don't want to work, but because my job is "been there, done that". I have gone as far as I'm going to go. The problem is, I am great at what I do and the money and opportunities in the service industry makes it easy to hold a job. I don't even know where to begin to search for a job I would enjoy doing more, and with my stutter it can make it hard for me to make a good first impression. I'm the kind of guy that is the workhorse once given an opportunity.

The obvious solution to me is to get back into school, complete my last 2 classes, and use my degree. But that's still a ways off. I'm miserable now, and everyday I wake up for work it feels like the movie Groundhog Day. I've done this all before way too much.

TheLoneCharles TheLoneCharles
26-30, M
1 Response May 12, 2012

I hear you there. I'm in the "been there done that" situation myself. I want to make a change. I have the education to make that change. I just lack the experience. I also have the fear of taking too much of a cut in pay to make that change. <br />
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My suggestion is to focus on your hobbies. I'm focusing on photography right now. I'm also looking to get back into web development. I also want to get into mountain biking. I may be miserable on the job, but I sure as hell don't want that misery to ruin my life, especially outside of work.