So, an update. Still working at the same terrible job, only things are getting progressively worse, which I didn't think possible until the end of last year. I've been unable to land so much as an interview despite applying for nearly 200 positions in 4 states over roughly 10 months, despite well over a decade of experience. I'm well below despair, and have reached the conclusion that my career will never improve from the utter shit it is now mired in. I have simply given up. I have no hope of finding another job. I despise the job I have and everything about it, but the fact is that I cannot afford to switch careers and take a huge pay cut due to commitments made before things went to the lowest hell there is.
This career has cost me 2 marriages, helped me become an alcoholic, and has most recently begun to have seriously negative effects on my health. But there's nothing I can do to change this situation. I can't find any other job without risking financial ruin. I wake up every morning dreading the day to come, and leave the office angry about 95% of the time when my day finally ends. Inevitably, this job is going to kill me. And there's not a damned thing I can do about it.
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