Quit my job and move into a different department/division? I have been in my current position (job) since 2008, but for almost the last three years, all I do is work, battle against incompetence/stupidity from those who should know more than I know, constant change in policy with no definitive standard and many other things. The worst is, I am at the point I barely know my family. I turned in a report on 09 November and on 29 November my supervisors decided they wanted revisions done immediately rather than within the few days after they received it, keeping me from attending a "surprise" birthday party my children had set up. I could go on for days, but the bottom line is I have lost the joy I once had in my work and I am unable to do anything with my family, ever. I went out, finally, to look for a Christmas gift for my wife. By the time I got home, I had 14 missed calls and three text messages. It's nuts and now they lost an important document from a report and are asking me where it is.
I was actually happy running around trying pick out something for my wife, got home, hung out with my kids and then my wife showed me my phone. I've been disenchanted with my work for some time, but now I am getting to the point I almost dont care about what I do, which is not good. The only solution I can find is to move to a different area or retire early and get a new job.
What I do know, is I'm tired of having no personal life and my job taking priority over my family. I'm glad I have a job, but it simple is costing me too much. Family, I think, is priority and I see my kids trying really hard and getting little or nothing in return.