Dead End Job

So, after my last blog post, I thought I’d give you all an update. The update is that I’m sad. I spent a lot of time chatting with the careers counsellor who ran me through the pros and cons of pursuing a new career and the pros and cons of moving companies. She said it was inevitably my decision and gave me guidance on what she thought was best. I decided to choose the safe option and remain at the company that I was at when I wrote my last blog post six months ago. I wish I hadn’t chosen the safe option because now I’m stuck here.

I’ve been put into a role that is like ‘second in charge’ for lack of a better word and I haven’t received any sort of compensation for the fact. I essentially just do more work now. It’s really annoying. I wish I had taken on the career counsellors’ advice. Melbourne is such a booming city and I really had the corporate world at my fingertips and I decided not to take it. I feel like I’ve made a grave mistake and I don’t know if I’ll be able to rectify it any time soon. 

It is really unfortunate that this has happened. I truly thought I had landed my dream job. I think I still have got my dream job, just not at my dream company. I don’t want to feel disgruntled about the career I’ve chosen. I spent a long time at high school and university trying to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up. I even voluntarily sought out a youth career advisor in the Melbourne CBD to help me make my decision. Not many people my age did that, and I did it because I didn’t want to end up in a dead-end job that I hate.

I’ve somehow ended up here anyway but I refuse to let it get to me. I will stick it out for the time being.