The business world is a tough place. It’s competitive, people play dirty, and lines can be crossed that shouldn’t be. As an employee, it’s sometimes difficult to know when it’s okay to take initiative and when it’s not. When expectations are laid out from the get-go, it makes adapting to your superior and/or boss that much easier. Finding your flow within a company can be a struggle if things don’t seem to mesh from the beginning. Over time, if you still aren’t sure of your place, it’s probably because it’s not there.
Leaving a company can be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but it’s worth having if it means you can move onto another that works for you and with you. Whether it’s
the workload (or lack thereof), catty employees, unnecessary stress, or a boss you can’t seem to figure out (this can go many ways), you need to bite the bullet and walk away. Your own growth is what’s important. Your skills should be valued, and someone out there will appreciate what you bring to the table. There is a place out there for you. If there isn’t success with one company, try another. Places you leave are merely stepping stones on your journey of finding the perfect job for you.
It may take years to find your perfect fit, but it will happen. Use what you’ve learned to help you grow. Take notes on what you liked and didn’t like about each position you’ve had. Which traits make up the perfect position? The perfect company to work for? Stand by these when you do your searching. You are a knowledgeable, skilled individual with your own experience that has molded your style of work - there is a perfect company out there for you. You just need to find it and not stop until you do.