You're probably wondering why I'm here, and so am I... so am I.
January 18, 2010 11:37 AM Subscribe
I'm very close to walking out on both of my shitty jobs. What the hell can, and should I do with myself?
posted by SansPoint to Work & Money (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I work two jobs, both of which are telemarketing, and I'm about to walk out on both. One job, calling for a theatre in Philadelphia, I used to love (or at least tolerate), particularly when I'm doing fundraising for them. This year's fundraising campaign, however, has been terrible. I've been calling for five years, and even other long-term, top callers are struggling to meet goals and make money. Our new manager isn't helping matters.
As for my day job, I've only been at it for slightly over a year, but I'm burned out. I make well over 200 calls a day, barely speak to anyone, and pitch products by one of the most maligned companies in IT. I've never made goal, I'm still an entry-level employee, barely making ends meet, and nothing seems to change it.
I can't say I know what I want, specifically, but I know what I don't want. I don't want cold-calling, sales, and telemarketing. I also don't want to teach. I want something creative where I'm actually thinking and making stuff. I like doing web design, but I don't know if my skill set is good enough to get a professional job. I like writing. I like music. I like technology. I don't know what else. Also, I have a degree in English, which leaves me unqualified for a lot.
I've considered getting an A+ certification, and trying to get into IT, because I figure it's something I could tolerate. The certifications, though, cost money I don't have. I'm lost.
Someone, help. What can, and should I do with myself?