Originally Posted by jimmycarter
Lesson learned - if you don't like what you are doing, do something about it.
Definitely give that a big thumbs up
I work for a 2nd/3rd generation family commercial plumbing company (the 2nd generation - dad - still owns it all, but my brother is running the show). Before I had a few years under my belt here, I would hear about other family-run businesses (mostly contractors) who either failed or had family members leave. I would think "Why, surely it couldn't have been THAT bad! Why couldn't they stay and work things out?"
However, after 5 full-time years here, I'm ready to start an MBA this fall and then shove off to get a job in finance - my true academic love.
I used to think that I could handle any situation, regardless of the stress, aggrivation level, stupidity, etc. However, I have recently learned that my human limits of capacity are far more mortal than I hoped, and I can't take much more than 2 years, tops, before I go crazy.
Of course, when I land a job elsewhere, I'm sure there will be that woman in HR who just drives you crazy, and that guy in purchasing who will make my brother seem like a mild-mannered Clark Kent. But, crawling on my hands and knees back to my brother is always an option if I need it.