How to cope with a soul-crushing job that no longer pays the bills
June 10, 2010 9:31 AM Subscribe
I work at a public library, and it's gotten to the point where I just want to check out and not return.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I no longer have passion or enthusiasm for working in libraries and want to jump ship entirely. Getting my MLIS has been the biggest regret of my life.
I'm really interested in information architecture and technical writing, but I'm experiencing the classic catch-22 of not being able to break into either of these due to lack of experience. I've been trying to network and get to know people who are in charge of hiring (which is hard for me since I'm shy and introverted) and have also recruited a headhunter to help me.
Nevertheless, student loans are knocking on my door and I don't think I can hold them off for much longer. I also have CC debt that I'm trying to pay off and my income just isn't sufficient anymore, even with me cutting down my spending to absolute essentials. I have no one to help me in this regard and I need a new job ASAP. What can I do?