I've been at my job for 13 months now. I've not missed a single day of work, neither sick nor vacation days. I feel tired and don't want to work anymore. I'm having thoughts about leaving. So I'm weighing the pro's and con's of my job.Reasons I want to leave my job:
3) Salary: since the company has been losing hundreds of millions of dollars per year, the pay is relatively low. I pretty sure by now, I'm in the bottom 1 percentile in terms of annual compensation among my MBA classmates, despite that I believe I'm in the top half among my class in terms of abilities and experience. Money has never been that important to me, but the gap is getting too big.
2) Colleagues: I'm OK with my coworkers. It's just that there isn't anyone I can relate to on a personal level. Almost everyone there is married with children. Casual conversations at the office usually involves families and pets. At my previous work as a consultant, I had coworkers who I can talk with about subjects that I'm interested in - sports, weekend partying, and of course, the pursuit of loose women. =)
1) Commute: It takes me just under an hour to get to work and over an hour to go home. I lose more than two hours of my life every work day stuck in traffic. It gets draining after a while. I wish I can use that time to go to the Gym or something.Reasons why I want to stay at my job:
3) Managers: My superiors/bosses, from my immediate supervisor to the CFO of the company, are all very nice and fair. I enjoy working for them on a professional level.
2) Internet freedom: Some of my friends are not allowed to surf the net or IM at work. I dont know how they can survive at work like that. The net is like a window to the outside world, thus I don't feel like I'm trapped inside a labor cellar. I can track my stocks, manage my fantasy sports teams, read journals, page-hop on friendster/myspace, shop online, read the news, play games, and of course chat with friends. It's hard to put a monetary value on it, but internet freedom at work is worth at least $10K per year to me.
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