18 Apr 2021
I am working full time and the work load is really heavy, I have to work weekend and OT on weekday as well. I rarely have time to rest mentally. It's either I used my non work time to do work, or find new job.. which in the current situation it has to be the former to get work done. I tried to screen for new jobs before I sleep each night but it seems insufficient. Should I quit so that I have time to find a new job? Early 30s married with no kids.
Evaluate your push and pull factor. Is the overloading only during crunch time? Seek for some work reshuffle from your team if needed. Depending on your financial, ensure your emergency funds are sufficient to cover your expenses. If your spouse is working and you are confident abt the job market, having a short break is a good reset for your mental health.
If you're clocking this kind of hours, they better make sure your pocket is full.
And if your pocket is indeed full, it shouldn't pain you so much to quit your job before securing one.
From what I'm getting, you're either extremely over-worked or simply an asset to the team they cannot do without. If it's the latter, you definitely don't have to worry about getting a job.
And if it's the former, please do take a break and reset yourself. Burnout is going to cost you more than what you're capable of earning.
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