Early 2005 I got a job data entry job at a mining/engineering company, it was suppose to be temporary, I enjoyed the income and freedom. I rapidly move up the company as positions became available, sales, consulting, etc, February next year marks 5 years at this company.
My position is concreted, I am easily one of more experienced people there, I know how to do every facet of most jobs there and I am paid very well for my age (23).
I have no doubt that I will continue to move up in position and salary over the next few years. With a more than likely chance of a management position in 5-6.
The problem is I no longer like what I do, part of being so proficient at it mean I am constantly bored, but the main reason is that I really dislike a handful of people who I work with, getting along with them is really not an option. I want to quit my job and find another, but I have had to work my way up to my position and salary, although I am sure I am capable of doing the same in any other company, I really don't want to have to lose 2-3 years climbing up that ladder.
Also with my really young age, I don't know how appealing that will be to other potential employers, my resume basically says School - 5 Years at one job and nothing else.
I have to get out of this place, I am constantly depressed and people have to walk around on egg shells around me so I don't bite someones head off.
Has anyone else had to make this decision? How did you deal with it, and what was the outcome?