OP, in case you haven’t noticed, we are in a recession. Be THANKFUL you have a job…
If you can’t stand it, try to learn a trade. Plumbing, electrical, steam fitting, elevator work, etc… Those are the highest paying trades. Duct work, sprinkler work and carpentry generally don’t pay as much.
You could get into a fast track nursing program and be out in three years, that’s good money.
The Military is a good alternative as well.
With out any data from you, that’s all I got.
I switched from being an electrician to being a loan officer and made enough money to invest and start a few businesses. That opportunity is GONE. The new laws and lending practices are fucking ridiculous. I got in at the beginning of the bubble and rode it out while not being stupid. I’m not even sure how long I’ll continue to do loans with the new regulatory changes coming in April.
I’m not sure what the next bubble is going to be. A year ago, I would have said renewable energy. I even started a renewable energy company. But the business model was based on the the government actually following through on the incentives they promised, which they didn’t. So I sold my interest to my partners. They are in chapter 11 right now with a bunch of inventory they can’t sell.
Be patient and don’t jump the gun. Try and see the good things about the job you have. Things will loosen up eventually. Unless you have a rock solid opportunity, you’d be foolish to switch now. With changing careers, as with ANY aspect of business, TIMING is everything.