So between a combination of me not being quite the right fit and my job being un-necessarily hellish, I quit!
I haven’t been this happy with a life decision in years. That being said, I am aware of the potential pitfalls of situations like this.
Any tips for this stage that anyone has?
Not really looking for the “update the resume” response. Besides the usual stuff, I will be working on getting some new Linux certifications. I was considering focusing on OpenStack but could be persuaded otherwise.
While I am avoiding pitfalls of being over-confident with my choice, I am increasingly happy. As in, I can’t wait to chew on a new project, write some new code, or simply just take some notes on some Linux topic that I am not familiar with.
I work in a restaurant as a barman.
The job is OK. The people I work with are not. The boss cares about money mostly, as bosses usually do, and the organization lacks severely.
I started working as barman some 11-12 years ago to fill up the summer break in university, and since then I haven’t really been able to break away from that.
The education I have is good enough to know I am aware I’m completely incapable of working what I studied for. I haven’t finished University for financial reasons and I don’t really care to. Now the only job experience I have is working in restaurants for 10+ years…
Your problem seems to primarily be with your coworkers and not the occupation itself. You should like go bar hopping, try to find a place you think you would enjoy working at more than your current place.