Overworked and Undervalued.

My blog has always been a stress reliever when it comes to work, like this is my "stress free spot".
Well lately I haven't really been stressing over anything due to the simple fact that when I stress, it stresses the baby out, and that's not something I want to put on the baby.

This has been a topic of discussion with many of my friends at work and also with my family,
"Overworked and Undervalued". 

As a consultant I understand that work needs to get done and accomplished to gain more money for your employer
There's just some things that are wrong with that when it comes to college grads and not 'professional hires'. After 2 years of graduating college and I'm still looked at as a "college grad", crazy right lol!

As a college grad you're looked at as "no prior work experience, no business knowledge, no trained skill set" -- Basically a baby to this whole 'career' thing no matter how prepared you think you are. So if you're going to battle with no weapons, it means that you aren't ready for the battle right? It's the same as a company offering you any (low) offer and you'll take it, right?

There's a nickname for that around here, it's called the "U.S. sweat shop" lol! As horrible as that sounds it's true, and after 2 years of working at a big company you begin to feel the pain of the "sweat shop". 

Working long hours, on call during the weekends, minimal to no raises annually, no bonuses, no incentives, being under ranked over someone that just started 2 years after you....the list goes on.

So when do you make the decision that 'enough is enough'?
Lol! I would say soon as you get that next job offer. But at some point in your career whether it's after 1 year, 2 years, or 5 years, it is important to decide is this position stagnant or have I made progression in these years.

What's best for me at the moment?
You can base that whether your skillset has/hasn't expanded or whether you have just made the decision to start a family/start freelance/build a business to call your own.

At the end of it all, I choose ME and by making that decision, I refuse to not leave my kids(s) a legacy. Because let's be honest, any business that you aren't the sole owner of will never be "yours". 

So what's the point of it all?

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