I am having trouble in my career. I haven't worked very much in my current job for eight months now, and the lack of progress is beginning to show itself. I am limited in my role in terms of what can be implemented due to an overstretched boss, lack of resources and what I suspect is a lack of open-mindedness from the top. I've been interviewing for other roles for over a year now, facing numerous rejections and one rescinded job offer because I asked for too much in the negotiation process. I am struggling, I hate it and sometimes it depresses me.... like right now for instance.
I am trying not to let depression over my career consume me, and I keep fighting but I am tired of it all. I don't know what to do. I've even completed a recent certification in my field for $1500, I earned the certificate, but it was a complete waste of time and money. I barely learned anything new, and I was hoping I could immediately apply what I learned in my current role. I even asked the experts leading the course questions about some of the obstacles I face in my current job, and I never received a single response. How totally disappointing.
So, day after day, I barely work. Some would say that is ideal, but not for me. I work from home and I don't know how long this can go on without someone eventually noticing. I am worried, and I am scared. I need more money, for a lot of reasons, and it's just not happening. I really wish I knew what to do. I can't pick up another job, a second job, or really, I just don't want to. I am burnt out.
I hope and pray that something else comes along that is better for me. Guess I need to keep fighting and keep at it, as we all do in our own ways and for our own reasons. Wish me luck!