I have never quit a full-time job, and I've worked in my current organization for 4 years. The work is for a GREAT cause and I've really learned a lot from my work. However, I realized over this past year that I've never truly been happy here and decided that I needed to resign, setting a deadline for myself to figure out a plan to become happy again.
Over the years I've had numerous anxiety nightmares, gained stress weight, stayed late for hours, and have just generally become bitter and hopeless. It might have been different if I hadn't been paid a very low salary, or if I had been able to move up from my entry-level position. I decided to leave my company after 4 years and 40+ internal applications which were barely seen. I've been applying all over the place just to find a decent paycheck, but sadly my industry is extremely specific (clinical research).
My question to everyone: has anyone been in this situation? Have you felt like you just can't take it anymore and have to leave? I know that it's obviously ideal to have a job lined up, but despite my efforts, the process is moving too slowly and I don't have anything secured (despite constantly applying). Wondering if anyone has any advice or wants to share their experiences.
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