Is it normal to think about wanting to quit your job every single day? I work in an area of IT that I’m very dissatisfied with because the environment is extremely bro-like and I’m obviously not a bro, and although I’m an American citizen, I have an accent too. They cannot relate to me the way they relate to each other, hence they treat me different. They also bond over Happy Hour, and I don’t drink alcohol, so I don’t go anymore. I did go a couple of times, but got drunk easily, and I had to drive home. I don’t want to drink and drive.
Work-wise, I’m not doing what I’d like to do, which is Cybersecurity. I started the job 3 months ago. The job description doesn’t fit my main tasks, but when I interviewed they kinda of vaguely described what I’ll be doing. The only thing that keeps me in this job is sucking it up for 6 months at least for the experience, and the paycheck. I feel like if a dispute arises, they’ll automatically believe the guys because they’re more bonded. Another dissatisfaction I have is that the job can be performed remotely easily, but the manager is very resistant to let the newer employees work from home, while he works from home 1-2 times per week. I would be more productive from home because the isolated environment would allow me to focus more, while the current open space work setting is very loud and distracting.
A little background about me, I have a Bachelor’ degree in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, a CompTIA Network+ certification, CompTIA Security+ , Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and MOS Excel certifications.