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Subject:Re: ANON: job dissatisfaction From:Laurel Nelson <Laurel_Y_Nelson -at- NOTES -dot- SEAGATE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 2 Dec 1998 15:22:24 -0600
Anon: You're looking outside of yourself for all the answers, and what you
have to do is look within. You've gotten loads of good advice, but before
you make any decision or take any action, you have to slow down and find
out what it is you're running from.
I get the sense that the heart of your problem has nothing to do with your
jobs. I may be wrong, but that's my gut feeling. If you quit your job, what
are the chances that you will find what you're looking for when you don't
know what you're looking for? If you have issues from your past that you
haven't dealt with, they are going to muck up your life until you do
something about it.
Everyone goes through this at one time or another, and this is your time.
Have you thought of getting some counseling? You must know someone who been
through counseling. If you ask around, you should be able to find someone
who can recommend someone good. My best to you, Laurel