Until December, I worked for the same company for four years (I'm 27, so four years felt like a very long time!). For two years, I was in one role and I loved it. Then they moved me to another role which I eventually began to loathe; I had an awful manager, I struggled with the workload, and there was a nasty clique-y atmosphere that left me feeling rejected and picked-on. In November, following a four-month period of stress-induced sickness, I plucked up the courage to hand my notice in, and I officially finished in December. The relief was palpable.
Two weeks ago, I found a new job as a "sandwich artist", which I thought would be less stress and would bring in a (admittedly greatly reduced) salary. However, the months of being bullied and abused at my old job have left me like a nervous rabbit at any job, and I get such anxiety about going into work that I have reverted to the old self-destructive behaviours that I used to "cope" in my old job.
My long-suffering hubby has said that he will support me if I hand in my notice at the new job, but he only works part time and can't support us both. I am now stricken with different anxieties as I have things like a mortgage to pay.
I could really do with some advice from a different perspective, as all I hear from my parents is "you're gonna be homeless", which really doesn't help!
Thanks guys - I'm sorry to bring the mood down!