Considering quitting sales&trading
I am currently in a tough situation, and I am sure many of you guys went through it so I hope to get some advice and hear opinions.
I've been in my fx sales role for about 6 months, and during this time I constantly felt stressed out and even got fear of the job itself, was told I am slow (speed is very important in flow business), got yelled at, and made many mistakes. In addition to that, I was moved to another country and work remotely, never saw most of the team in person, and I feel that interaction with my manager mostly consists of criticism, and I feel horrible. I feel that this job just consumed my whole life, I have mental issues, and I can't relax even on weekends and keep thinking how I can change my life.
I was told by other juniors it would get better but I don't feel like the situation is improving and considering moving to another industry as I feel like this job made me dislike finance and in general made me reconsider my values in life and understand that money can't buy happiness. I am working at least 11 hours per day without proper breaks (15-20 mins for lunch, and of course it's much better than IB hours but still not easy to do) and the thought that I can spend the next few years constantly staring at the screen, worrying about new client requests and having to tell the team when I need to take a 2 min break makes me want to give up.
I spent years trying to break into IB or S&T, wasn't very successful at first, worked at an information services company full-time after finishing my bachelor's (now I wish I could go back to that life) but then went back to school for finance master's, and finally got this "dream" job which I now hate and consider to leave. I am thinking about moving into a sales/bus development role in tech and hope to have a side hustle and even my own business in the future since I discovered that I do have the entrepreneurial spirit in me. I, just like many others, want to have a job that satisfied me, and I want to be happy.
Was anyone in a similar situation? How did you deal with it? If you moved to another industry to pursue your passion, did you ever regret it?