Venting About Job/Life SituationSubscribe
I just need to vent since I’m feeling pretty despondent about my career. This is a burner account since I’m too embarrassed to post on my actual account for some reason.
Quick background: non-target, IBD 2yrs, PE 3yrs (1yr at a portco as FP&A Director and working on M&A with my PE principal). I was effectively laid off at the end of April b/c we had hired a permanent FP&A Director and there wasn’t anything in the pipeline M&A wise. So I’ve been looking for work ever since.
I know the job market is fairly dismal right now but I feel like I’ve just about exhausted anything I can do proactively. I’ve reached out to probably every few fund there is outside of NYC/LA/SF (I’m from LA and don’t want to live in CA now that I’m 27 and married) and have been applying for corp dev / FP&A type roles. I feel like I’m sitting on my hands relying solely on recruiters or the rare LinkedIn posting. Not to mention how stir crazy I’m going without any intellectual stimulation from work. It’s weighing on me and I’m getting fairly depressed as a result.
The last 2-3yrs have been very tough for me for reasons I’d rather not discuss and it seems like I can’t catch a break. In addition, my financial position isn’t very strong after a stupid amount of medical expenses over 2yrs and more than I care to think about on restoring a classic car that I’ve always dreamed of, a watch and wedding ring. I will sell the car and watch for a loss if I absolutely need to regardless of how attached I am to them given how hard I worked to both afford them and to restore the car.
I’ve been staying in various AirBnB’s across the country with my wife to try and make the most of unemployment which has made things slightly better. It’s hard to focus on and enjoy what you do have when everything else seems to be on fire. I know I should try and enjoy all this time with my wife but it’s hard when I know I need to work on turning things around. Now I’m staying at her parents house to save some money for a month or two which is a huge kick in the balls to my self esteem. I never imagined this is where I’d be in my late 20’s.
I just needed to get all that off my chest since maybe someone else here can relate in some fashion.