When You Are Miserable On The Job But Too Busy For A Job Search

I once had a client in the legal industry who hated his job but was so busy at work that he had no time for his job search. He worked long hours (12 was routine, but days could be longer and include weekends), so he was too exhausted to do much else by the time he got home. His schedule was volatile, so it was difficult to make plans – say, for networking after work or certainly for interviews. Finally, his workday included few, if any, breaks and always involved other people more senior to him, so it felt impossible to break away during business hours.

He couldn’t afford to leave without another job lined up. He was miserable on the job but too busy for a job search that would enable him to leave. His situation

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