I recently got a new job after losing my old one and I’m getting a lot of pressure from my family to make a career out of it. I don’t mind the job but it’s not even remotely close to what I want to do with my life. I’m worried that I’m going to be stuck in this position and just resent where I’m at. I’ve thought of this job as just a temporary thing to keep going during these current events but I don’t know when to take the next step or in what direction. I don’t want to let my family down and their main priority is making sure my job provides insurance, if I voice my thoughts to my friends they just either blow it off or get mad that I didn’t do exactly what they wanted me to. I know I need to bite the bullet and have this conversation but I don’t know how to start it, I also feel really bad about just starting this job and already thinking about leaving it eventually when a lot of the workplace gossip is about trainees “giving up”
I have no issues with the job itself it’s just not the field I want to work in. I also think I might need to go back to school to get to where I want to be but having already spent 7 years in college I feel like my family would object to me going back for something that isn’t my masters.