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Should I quit my job?

I’ve had my current job for 9 months. At first, I thought it was my dream job, but now I dread going in every day. I just got a new job offer and I need help sorting out my thoughts and deciding what to do. [more inside]
posted by stockpuppet on Sep 10, 2015 - 17 answers

Isolating myself as a reaction to work stress

I have a problem with work stress. It causes me to isolate myself and not want to go out and meet people and do fun stuff. I'd like to get some input as to how I can overcome this negative pattern. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 28, 2015 - 12 answers

How to address burnout and work overload when you're the sole employee?

I manage a very small nonprofit organization. We had two employees, including myself, but had to let employee #2 go due to funding cuts. Our workload was already too heavy and I was burning out, so now it's just getting worse. I have the authority to control my workload and make cuts, but I don't know where to begin since nothing on my plate is unimportant and there's no other employees to shift the work to, either. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Finding meaningful work and having an awesome marriage

I'm struggling with choosing between a town I don't like, my marriage and starting a career as after graduating in April 2013. Where should I go from here? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Jan 31, 2014 - 11 answers

No thanks, I'm good here

Pushing your work beyond the upper limits of your comfort zone: what is this phenomenon called? [more inside]
posted by Argyle_Sock_Puppet on Jul 1, 2013 - 6 answers

It's both me and the job, help me fix both.

Nearly everything I liked about my current job has evaporated, and I am left with stress and anxiety. In addition, I've always been indecisive about what my career should be. At this point should I try to build a career at my current company or leave and try something else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

Questioning life decisions about college and the future. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Nov 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Feel like I'm going to lose my marbles!

How do I plan for or learn to cope with huge changes in my life this year that include graduating university, getting married, moving cross country? (sorry long!!) [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Nov 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Stepping down to ez-mode.

I need a new career. Special snowflake factors: I like my current career, I've been very successful -- but I've been diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder and can't take the stress anymore. Details very slightly obfuscated. [more inside]
posted by sock puppet du jour on Oct 31, 2012 - 21 answers

This job is killing me.

Panic attacks are killing my self employment. What (work) should I do? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Does the direct sales executive work more hours than the channel accounts manager?

Does the average direct sales executive work more hours than the average channel accounts manager? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jan 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Please help me find a purpose in life.

Please help me find a purpose in life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Stockholm syndrome is kicking in

How do you reconcile your private and professional selves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Should I be content to do a poor job?

Career: New job, rapidly discovering I don't like the way the place works, but need to stick it out. How to adjust my expectations in order to survive? [more inside]
posted by Franny26 on Apr 16, 2011 - 22 answers

Quit my job while applying for an MBA?

Should I take the dive? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Apr 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Switching jobs before applying for an MBA

Should I take a new job shortly before applying to MBA programs? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Apr 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Need some perspective on "hard work."

I'm dealing with feelings that I'm not ambitious enough and not enough of a hard worker, and I'd like some perspective on how hard is 'hard enough.' [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Apr 7, 2010 - 11 answers

How to prioritise many urgent / important issues?

Help me prioritise my career / accomodation / other goals - they all appear to be short term! [ideally UK MeFi people]. Anon because contains detailed career / personal issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me to stop my future career from taking over my life!

I need advice or a good book to read on how to (i)not let my career and continuing education take over my life and (ii) keep myself from being negatively transformed through stressful experiences. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Apr 19, 2009 - 7 answers

How to gain computer science experience?

What should a recent computer science graduate, who is currently job hunting, do to gain the experience almost every potential employer is seeking? [more inside]
posted by hcastro on May 17, 2007 - 29 answers

Help me be a worker bee

I start a new job next week at a local newspaper in the production end of ad sales...ie. design. This will be the first time I've worked in three years. I dumbed down my resume a lot to get the job, which I really want. It's in a small town, which I moved to three years ago and the paper publishes twice a week....small town....really small town. I used to work at a high profile 24 hour Cable News Network located in Atlanta, GA, which shall remain nameless, wink. wink, in a very stressful, high responsibility position... [more inside]
posted by jamie939 on Jul 17, 2006 - 12 answers

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