“Congratulations! Starting August 13th you will officially be employed!” I never knew an email could make me so excited. I saved many Pinterest boards on how to dress professional yet cute for every season, I listened to podcasts on how to be the best girl boss, and I even went to networking events. The best perk of this job? Working from home! WRONG! I have never felt as lonely as I did when I worked from home. I woke up every morning crying or feeling depressed, because I would spend my day dreading work. No amount of money will make me happy if I don’t enjoy where I am working.
Your boss can only yell/manipulate you so much before you break. I actually called my Mom and best friend in tears after a very brutal phone call with my boss yesterday. At first I thought I was going to be able to tough it out, but when you have an employer that can’t treat its employees with respect, it is hard to get the job done.
I’ll admit it is pretty tough to look confident and composed when you’re quitting your job.
So, what is next for me? I’m not really sure. Maybe go back to working retail for a little bit or maybe become a bartender? All I know is that for the first time in four months, I will wake up in the morning feeling like me again and that is all that matters.
P.S. If you know anybody hiring…let me know!!