James McElearney en Directors and Executives, beBee in English, HR Manager Financial Coordinator • deVere Germany (part of the deVere Group) 4/7/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +900

Have I made the right choice............

Have I made the right choice............

So today I made a big decision to resign from my current job. This has been something that has been playing on my mind for a very long time. I'll be honest, as of late I have not been enjoying my work. When I came into this industry a year ago, I had high hopes and high ambitions for my future. I saw a world of opportunities ahead. A path to a successful career with a high earning potential. 

It's been a hard decision for me to make, and one I may grow to regret at a later date, especially as I have taken this decision on without having another job lined up, but how much should we as employees, put up with before we say enough is enough? How much should we expect from our employers?

A big part of the reason I have made this decission is down to the lack of support I as an employee I have recieved So I pose the Question "What is an employers obligation to us?" 

From day one I have felt like I have not recieved enough support, training or involvement from my company, and as a result I have let my standards slip. This has reflected on my work load and the further I sink into this mind set, the further I seem to pull away. But who is to blame here, is it me for not engaging myself enough and trying to prove myself. Should I have fought harder to make an effort without the support, or is this down to the fault of my managers and peers, not investing time in me to make me feel respected and important?  

I would love to hear your views on this


James McElearney 5/7/2016 · #4

Thank you for the shares @Javier Cámara Rica

James McElearney 5/7/2016 · #3

Thank you both, @Joaquim Vives and @Adam Read for your comments, i appreciate the feedback. There is definitely a good argument to be had from both sides I think. Ultimately i think it boils down to how we feel as employees. If you are not enjoying your surroundings then the will to want to excel becomes harder. I will not deny that I myself am not to blame for the situation. Had i applied myself harder, then maybe my peers would have taken more notice. But surely we need to enjoy what we do. My lack of passion and drive for the job is probably more to blame then anything else. But has that stemed from the lack of support? I am a very passionate person, and i love to push myself to learn as much as i can. When i first started, I tried. It was a new job, a new industry and a potential new future. But that has just been deflated.

Joaquim Vives 4/7/2016 · #2

You show conviction, you explain decision, there is no doubt on your choice just on who was the responsible of this decision. So, the important is the decision and the doubt is not the priority. You'll only answer the qiestion about the doubt if you use all the energy of your decision to find a new job you think is the opportunity you are looking for. If it is, the answer is that your environment and management were "wrong", not you! So, your priority is to do your max to find what you deserve!

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Adam Read 4/7/2016 · #1

Hi @James McElearney

Independence can be liberating, for sure, but it can also be isolating. I imagine that you are experiencing a bit of both right now. What I have learned about working in environments with little support is that, while it can be depressing, it is also my choice to struggle, adapt, learn, and evolve or sit back and tell myself how horrible my situation is. I've done both, of course, but I know that I always learn more when I'm not in Paradise. In fact, I've had to redefine paradise so that I don't sabotage my own desire to continue learning.

What is it that you're looking for in a job?

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