I recently accepted a new role after being laid off. I feel really blessed to have found a job in this climate. My new boss is wonderful! However, the role itself isn’t in the direction I want to go. I’m struggling with feeling guilty for continuing to job search. Any advice on staying somewhere for a good boss vs. switching jobs so soon?

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Doesn’t matter these days. You can really do whatever you need to survive for the next 12 months.

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Fair, I suppose I’m trying to imagine it’s a post Covid or like it never happened. The only issue is the new role is agency side and I really want to be vendor side.

Yup, you have to take care of #1 right now. No matter what you do, dump the guilt. Work is to have money to survive. You are your own biggest fan and advocate - nobody else is going to get you where you want to go.

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Let go of the guilt. You’ve already experienced a lay off, which can often be your reward for being loyal to a company (or person).

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One day at a time. Journalize your day to day thoughts. After a week, review your journal.

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Thank you all! I really appreciate it!

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