Silence is the virtue of fools. -Sir Francis Bacon
Question #89728 posted on 05/19/2017 1:50 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How long should I stay at a job that I dislike and causes anxiety, especially one that I truly believe had some divine intervention in obtaining? I was going to give myself six months before I made a decision. My sixth month is here and after adding to my pros/cons list, the cons are outweighing the pros. The work itself is something I usually enjoy. My co-workers are just ok. Because it's a very small work setting there is really no room for personal improvement, promotion, or anything of the sort. In the beginning I felt this job had decent potential and now I'm not so sure. It came along when I was in desperate need and in the back of my mind I keep telling myself to stick it out, maybe it will get better. But, it hasn't.



Dear Miss Drew,

I feel like this is an appropriate time to share this XKCD comic.



Dear you,

I would advise you to immediately start looking for another job, but don't quit the one you have in the meantime.



Dear person,

Just because you had divine intervention in getting a job doesn't mean you need to stay there forever. Some blessings are only temporary and that's just fine.

Anyways, it's important to remember that there are so many jobs out there. If it seems likely that there is something else out there you might like better, it makes sense to look for them.



Dear Santiago,

The other writers have said great stuff, so I will just quote alumnus writer Yellow: "If it's causing you more stress than it's worth... it's not worth it." 


--Ardilla Feroz