Is it Time to Break up with your Job?

In the beginning of my career as professor of pharmacy, I absolutely loved it. I was given so much opportunity, I grew a ton and I felt like I had a lot creative freedom.

I started several unique programs that served both my patients and students. It was incredibly fulfilling.

About 3 years into my decade long job, things started to change. My responsibilities began to shift and I felt like I was spending more time at meetings, filling out paperwork and trying to meet standards instead of teaching.

There were days, that I didn't even want to get out of my car. However, I was really comfortable with my situation. I had a lot of flexibility, vacation, good benefits and some awesome perks. My husband and I both got masters degrees for free. I know that sounds really great and very valid reasons to stay. However, these golden handcuffs definitely made me feel shackled. The moral was low and the things I was being asked to do were out of integrity with my values.