A listener got in touch with the following email
Hi Lunchtime Live team,
I hope you can help me on your Friday show.
I’ve to come to realise since working from home that I really, really don’t like my job. I used to work more in sales and got to see and interact with lots more people, but I got a promotion of sorts and my job became much more desk bound, I know I’m lucky to still have a job but I’m so unhappy. I don’t enjoy any aspect of it, I feel under a lot of pressure all the time and am constantly taking stressful phone calls from my boss, it’s started to impact my life negatively.
I’m 42 and now wonder if I can change careers completely, I don’t really want to go back into sales and what I’m doing now doesn’t suit me. My wife is very supportive of me exploring something new and financially we could manage for a while but I’m aware we are in the middle of a pandemic and it could be the worst time to consider a job move, let alone a complete career transformation, is anyone even hiring? is retraining going to be harder with everything being online? Then I heard one of your callers yesterday saying covid amade her reconsider her career and return to college I know this ‘new normal’ isn’t going anywhere, so maybe now is as good a time as any?
Where do I start trying to figure out what I should or could do? Will my age be a factor? Is it too big a risk or just too late? What do you and your listeners think?
Well, what do you make of that email? Have you ever had a career crisis; how did you resolve it? Did you change your job or career dramatically? Is it too big a risk to take?
Peter Cosgrove, Future of work expert joined Sinead Ryan and they took calls from listeners on changing career.