Holy crap, it’s been awhile. Sorry guys.
Why haven’t I been around much lately? If you all remember, I wrote about an opportunity I had to get a new job a few months ago. I’ve now been doing that job for almost two months, and while the money is pretty decent for the time worked, there’s just one slight little problem.
I hate it.
It requires me to wake up at 5 am, a sacrifice that I thought would be easy to adjust to. It isn’t.
It requires me to work weekends, a sacrifice that I thought would be easy to adjust to. It isn’t.
It requires me to work with someone who I don’t care for, for a number of reasons. I won’t spend any more time complaining about the guy, let’s just say it isn’t a pleasant experience.
Putting all this together, what does it mean? I want to quit. To quote myself in the earlier post:
And just one last thing to remember: if you try something and you don’t like it, just quit. We give quitting such a bad rap. I believe that more people should quit more often. Life is too short to spend the majority of your day doing something you don’t like.
To toot my own horn, I really like this quote. Too often people are scared to quit things they’ve invested time or money in. And yes, sometimes you should work through the adversity because the reward on the other side is worth it. Sometimes determining whether to work through The Dip is harder than you’d think. Yet everything tells me to quit this job.
I have very little fear in quitting a job. Life is too short to work somewhere and do you don’t like. I’m also a believer in the fact that opportunities exist in all sorts of places, just waiting for someone to seize. As for me, I’m officially looking.
I spent some time in a previous life as a mortgage broker. I’ve applied for a couple of jobs as a loans officer at various financial institutions. I’ve also signed up for the Mutual Funds course offered by CSI, simply because I’ve been told that it’s a good idea if you want to work at any of the more senior positions at a bank.
So that’s the plan at this point. I suspect sometime in the future, Mr. Financial Uproar will be working at a bank. Heck, I’d probably even start off as a teller if the branch was large and had plenty of chance for advancement.
Pretty much anything beats the situation that I’m in. Saying that, I’m not going to be impatient and just take the first thing that comes along. I have a feeling an opportunity will come along fairly soon.