Lately, I have been pretty unhappy with my job. I drive an hour each way to work. The hours are 9 – 5:30. I am out of the house 10 ½ hours a day between traveling and work. In the past, it didn’t bother me, but my position does not give me any type of enjoyment. To be honest, it hasn’t in many years. Lately, I have been very passive about my job. I don’t care about some things that I probably SHOULD care about. I am DEFINITELY not giving my job my all. After all, how could I say I did when I sit and type blogs instead of getting work done?
To me, I’m not going to go around angry at everyone because I don’t like my job (as some here at work have done before actually leaving.) My thing is, it doesn’t make any sense to be grumpy about it…DO SOMETHING about it.
So, I am in the process of an action plan.
It is very difficult for me to just quit. I have been here for over 8 ½ years now. Everyone here is like family. My boss (the President of the company) gave me this job straight out of college in 2002. I have quit once in the past, received a large raise to stay, and decided to stay. Well, lately, it’s not about the money. That may be because our debts are ALMOST paid off. Though I love most of the people here, I am bored out of my mind. I miss being home and spending time with Todd and the animals. I’m tired of being exhausted from the time I go to sleep and then again when I wake up in the morning. I’m tired of the “TGIF’s” and “Oh my goodness, I cant believe it’s Monday again.”
I have been thinking of a game plan. This is what I’m going to do:
- Get everything caught up at work (this will be a huge undertaking, but I’m going to do it.)
- Organize & file everything in my area
- Make a manual on how to do my job – step-by-step
- Pay off our last debt (Todd’s American Express: $7,350)
- Save up at least 3 months of my wages (approximately $6500)
- Figure out how much we need to earn to live without having to worry
- Find ways to save money to make all of this possible
- Brainstorm on how to get all of the three businesses up and running and create cash flow
- Books being sold on Amazon.com
- SimplyGiftastic – consignment shops? Flea markets? Craft Shows? Etsy.com?
- Home Inventory Business – how to market effectively? How to obtain customers? How many “audits” do I need to perform a week/month in order to meet our bills.
Luckily, I can work on two or three of these bullets at a time in order to get everything rolling. I can pay off debts while making money selling on Etsy or Amazon.com and doing what I need to do at work.
One requirement that I have for any position is that I need health insurance. I don’t have a very good track record over the past 6 years between a stroke and getting a severe case of H1N1. Because of these two things, I am afraid of not only getting sick, but of not being able to get health insurance on my own. So either Todd or I will have to have a job with insurance. No ifs, ands or buts about it.
Is there anything else I should prepare for when I decide to take this leap?