You hate your job. You find yourself complaining about it daily to your family and friends. Every Sunday night, you tell yourself that you’re going to finally quit and find a new job because you just can’t take it anymore. ... But you don’t. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) Instead, you go to work, come home, complain, and start the whole cycle over again. You’re completely miserable in your current job, but you’re absolutely terrified to find a new job. But why?
Should you even change jobs, when you catch yourself saying, "I hate my work?" Frankly, I do not have the answer, but what I will attempt to do here is to show you the path to changing jobs is not a linear one. Finding that answer is a painful path because of the uncertainty it causes you. Having quit from my job twice to dabble in two very different fields has taught me that there are no clear one-stop answers. People tend to think that when they start resenting their job, that is when they should quit. Perhaps so, but more often than not they find themselves back in the loop they wanted to get out from in the first place. Learning what you want to do is like finding ourselves. It is a tough journey and one we may not even have an "actual" answer for this lifetime.