It Took me 2+ Years to Find a New Job

Here are the lessons I’ve learned on my journey that can be applied to any changes in your life

Violet Daniels
The Masterpiece

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If I’m truly honest, I started to feel unhappy about my current job about halfway through 2021 and early into 2022. But I didn’t do anything for a long time.

I tried to work through my discomfort and convince myself it was okay to not enjoy my work completely. After all, it’s only a job.

But the thing is, a job isn’t just a job. You end up spending most of your adult life working, so it pays to be happy, and doing something fulfilling.

I had been applying for jobs since 2021 but it wasn’t until last month that I got an offer for full-time employment.

Aside from the sheer competitiveness of the roles I was applying for (think 300 applicants for an entry-level position), I think part of the reason I wasn’t successful for a long time was that my applications were half-hearted.

Despite wanting to move on, I was still telling myself I would be content even if that never happened. Which was a downright lie.

Retail is mentally and physically exhausting, low-paid, and full of demands from up above who can’t comprehend what it’s like to work on a shop floor with the general public.

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Violet Daniels
The Masterpiece

Full time content writer navigating the world one word at a time | Top writer in books & reading | Aspiring novelist | 📚 https://www.violet-daniels.com/