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Old 04-22-2019, 02:17 PM
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Default I'm so sick of my job but don't have a way out

Hate to begin posting on here with a rant but i'm just sick of how stagnant I've become in my job. This is my first job too, which makes me feel even worse. According to surveys the pay is below the market rate but there's really nothing I can do about it. I've asked for raises or study accommodations for nearly a year now but got nothing so I've had to pay for my own exams so far. I'm on some weird contract which can theoretically go on forever but eternally pretends as if I can be fired in a month. The deal keeps getting shittier but I've got to act like I'm eternally grateful I'm still alive and earning.

I am stuck in this place. There's close to nothing to even do here. Weeks have passed where I have come from work, gone to sleep within an hour of reaching home, then woken up and gone to office in an hour, nothing in between. Time isn't even passing by because I'm having so much fun in what I'm doing. It's just passing by. I'm afraid I'm going to turn 35 someday and be sitting in the exact same position that I am now. There are things I can do but I'm stagnating, and this ******* in my team decides he can ask for anything within 5 minutes even after weeks and months of no response because he's way senior to me. It's as if I'm the only person he's found to say what's probably being said to him by his boss. Often man doesn't even talk to me, to the point of almost actively distancing himself from me. Guidance has been shit so far. It's like you're given a pair of sticks and if you make fire out of them the people decide they're the very oxygen that caused it to combust.

I know I can do things. I am damn sure I can, but every passing day in this purgatory I'm less and less confident of my abilities, my future and myself. I don't know, working in a giant company like this I didn't really expect any of this when I joined but now it feels like I've sunk. The worst part is there's no place to look. There are no job openings in this place, even though I know every second person around here. I do a master's degree without a goal and I'll be even more lost than I am now. I can't find a way out of here.

(For context I live outside of the USA)
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:20 PM
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You're putting energy into ranting instead of applying elsewhere. Why?
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:23 PM
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Because I did try and there's been nothing out here to apply to, not even after talking to every second person I know. I've looked for well over a year. I know where I've put my energy.
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:44 PM
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Then do a masters degree with a goal? Sounds like an actuarial profession might create a horrible life for you if you don't have the option of going to the U.S. or other countries with a lot of actuarial opportunities. You're young - maybe consider getting out while you can or moving to a place where there are more opportunities if that is an option.
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:16 PM
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Be grateful you have a job at least. Many of us can't find one. Save as much as you can, once you have enough saved you can start doing the things you really enjoy. Also move to america, shits pretty dope here. You can support yourself while only working 40 hours a week at a minimum wage job if you play your cards right.
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:21 PM
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Because I did try and there's been nothing out here to apply to, not even after talking to every second person I know. I've looked for well over a year. I know where I've put my energy.
Move?
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:27 PM
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Hmm...

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Old 04-22-2019, 03:32 PM
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Move?

"People I know have no options" isn't really what I'd call looking, most people I know outside of work only know what an actuary is from talking to me. If you're unwilling to move then your options are going to be very limited.
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We need specifics. Outside the US where...?

UK? HK? CAN?
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We need specifics. Outside the US where...?

UK? HK? CAN?
My guess is HK.
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