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Repost from earlier, pre-immigration...
Hi. I am in a job that I absolutely want to get away from for many reasons - health (I have a degenerative retina/eye condition and this job is entirely computer-based), professional (while in the field I have worked in for years before, the nature of the job is purely data-entry), and, most of all, happiness. My wife is a newly-minted elementary teacher who is unable to find teaching work, even for the summer. I have held onto this job while she finished school and now as she is looking, but we are facing very tough prospects. Being in this job has been demoralizing, to say the least, and has had a very negative effect on my overall interaction with the day. It is very frustrating to feel like my wife worked so hard to become certified as a teacher and that she would find work, which would alleviate the financial strain. However, it seems we are both stuck.
I am grateful that I can pay our mortgage but it's coming at the cost of our married happiness. I wish I could separate my work life from my personal life but it's difficult to just leave the effects of work behind when there is so much frustration everywhere outside of work. At what point do we leave Oregon? Is it weak that my workday affects my after-workday? I feel like my marriage is paying the cost of such a horrible economy and that the inability to find or change jobs is the biggest reason.
posted 2 years, 11 months ago
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