I made a big mistake, and took a job I now realize was an extremely poor fit. I'm having a hard time keeping out of tunnel vision of despair - help me think of more options than I can by myself.
My question is similar to this one
except I already left, and they already filled my old position. I feel like I made a big mistake taking the new job, it's getting hard to go there in the morning. Along with being very angry with myself, I need to think of more options than:
1. endure it (there is a specific end date, but it's more than 600 days into the future)
2. quit tomorrow
Either enduring or quitting are options, of course, but what else could I do?
Also, I've been in the job less than three months, is it possible it will get better?
The complication is that I took this particular position as a long-term move to build relationships within the company and as a stepping stone to a bigger more exciting job. I have now learned my lesson about short-term pain for long-term gain, because I suck at it. I would have to assume that any quitting of the job now would be a massive relationship killer, obviously, and I would have to essentially start over (this makes me feel really, really awful). Another complication is that I really do love the company, and would like to stay (I've worked in other positions I loved within the company). I am having the depression, trapped, tunnel vision thinking so I need some help to broaden my idea of options.
I make a good amount of money, which is nice. I do have savings that I could tap into in a worst case scenario. I have lots of amazing awesome things in my personal life, so I could focus there - but I tend to get a bit all consumed by work - so it's just as likely I will ruin my personal life too while I am miserable.
If I had a time machine I would go back three months and tell myself not to do it! Is there anything realistic that I can do?