Ladies - I need help!
So, my company moved our office building to a new city, turning my 25 min. commute into a 1 hr. 15 min. commute. In between the announcement about the move and the actual move (which was ~6-7 months) there was absolutely NO communication about the transition, which was really frustrating for me. I have an old car, and am just starting out in my career so I'm not making very much money. I feel like I'm getting a pay decrease at this point, thinking about the extra gas money and miles on my car (not to mention that I will probably have to get a newer car to make this drive in the winter).
During the start of the pandemic, I worked from home for about three months. When were were told we had to come back into the office, I used that as an opportunity to ask my manager if I could continue to work from home a few days a week to offset the time and cost of my drive after the move. He was all for it! He said we had worked very well from home and I was really excited. But when he discussed it with some of the higher ups, they said no.
There have also been a large amount of layoffs recently and no one in the company feels like they have job security - I've heard that from more than a few people, including my manager.
Things are starting to feel a bit toxic, and I'm feeling so lost right now. Am I making too big of a deal about this? I have been looking for other jobs but moved from Customer Service to an Analyst position (with some college but no degree) about 1.5 years ago and just don't seem to have the experience that people are looking for yet.
I need some honest opinions. Do I stick it out and hope for the best? Or should I keep trying to find something new?