Sometimes I have a hard time trying to decide what to write about on my blog. Not that I'm afraid of sharing too much, I obviously don't have problems with that. It's more....I don't want to be too complaining. Who wants to read me rant or complain all the time? Plus, I read somewhere that you're not supposed to write stuff about work.
So a coworker of mine (me) doesn't like her job. Like hates it. It doesn't help that she thinks even less of her boss. The worst part is that everyone else at her job is awesome. So..if she quits, she doesn't get to see the awesome people that she likes working with. Especially because there are four or five of them that she would consider best friends, even a sort of family. But if she doesn't quit, it means she will go home crying to her husband complaining about how much she hates her job and how unhappy she is and how it takes every amount of energy to force her to get up and go to work. And that sometimes she lies in bed when she knows she should get up and that if she keeps lying there, she's just going to have to stay at work longer, but she can't get up because that would mean going to work. So then she rolls in at 9 or 10am and people say "oh you're late today" and she laughs and says something like "oh yeah, I was tired" because she doesn't have the heart to tell them that she's so miserable she's surprised she even made it here in the first place.
And what she wants to be doing is anything other than this. What she wants is to feel like she's useful, for once. She wants to be acknowledged for working hard. And she wants to be doing a job that she is passionate about.
Also, she's really worried about how it's affecting (or is it effecting, she can never remember) her relationship with her husband. Because while she knows her husband loves her, she's worried that he's going to get fed up with her crying or complaining night after night after night after night after night.
But at the same time, even though her husband tells her she can quit, she feels guilty because they need the money. They have bills to pay (who doesn't) and they need to eat and and and.....
So she looks for work and imagines the day she gets to put in her two weeks' notice (it'd be so much more fun to walk out, but that's just rude) and hopes that she can make it until then.
What advice would you give my friend?