Getting straight to the point, my work situation has been dreadful for a long time, and I’m feeling unsure about what to do. The recurring issue of being shortchanged adds to my frustration. For instance, there was a time when I got promoted, but I only discovered two years later that my pay was still for a lower position than what I should have received. Additionally, I’ve taken on higher responsibilities with promises of future promotions that never materialized.
I can’t help but wonder if my kindness or tendency to prioritize the company over myself is contributing to this problem. It’s disheartening to think that my decisions might be partly to blame for this ongoing situation.
Is This Considered Temporary Feelings
I recently came across a post that says, “Don’t make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings,” but I find myself even more confused when I repeat it in my head. Are my feelings truly temporary? It’s hard to say for sure.
Reflecting on my work history often leads me to a decade ago when I was severely underpaid, earning less than $10 a day for physical labor. Now, I make around four times that amount, which is an improvement, but it still feels insufficient due to inflation and other factors. To make ends meet, I take on extra work as a copywriter, SEO specialist, and web/software developer that pays more but lacks health benefits, resulting in long 12 to 16-hour workdays 7 days a week.
At times, I question whether I’m being ungrateful because I see others working tirelessly for much lower pay. People close to me remind me that I’ve overcome challenges despite not having a college degree and that I have the mindset of a Chief Marketing Officer (CTO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) combined, even though I’m currently working in a less prominent position. Their words might have fueled my pride, making it difficult to be content with my current job. It feels like being in a relationship where you love someone, but you know they’re cheating on you.
I’m now at a crucial point where I need to decide my next step, hoping that things will become clearer soon.