I recently made a decision to step down from a position I’ve been acting in at work for 8 months and go back to my actual position, which is a level lower than my acting position. It was a really hard decision.
On the one hand it was a great opportunity, the extra money was helpful and my pride and career ambitions loved having the status of the higher level position.
On the other hand it was a crazy stressful job that became more and more stressful as time went on. I had limited or no staff for large periods of being in that job – my actual job reports to the position I’ve been acting in but my position has been vacant for the 8 months I’ve been in this other job meaning I’ve been down a staff member that whole time.
It also coincided with my personal life being in a massive shambles – I split up with my ex, started shared custody of Grace, and was diagnosed with post-natal depression. …