I have been a Barber for 3 years. When I first started I loved my job. Then slowly I started to fall in a decline. I hated my job, I would always make up lies so I didn’t have to come in or leave early. It’s not that the people I worked with were the problem, all my coworkers in this career were amazing and kind. I just didn’t want to work.
The constant feeling of anxiety while shaving faces and cutting hair was draining. I was so scared all the time that a client would hate their haircut and yell at me or I would cut someone on accident. After being hospitalized in July of 2019 I decided to quit my current job but wait until the beginning of the year. I am a people pleaser. I worry about other people and how they will react more than I worry about myself.
Today I received a phone call from a job offer at a warehouse. Working 3 days a week (long hard days) I accepted the offer and start next week. I’m nervous but excited. I told my boss today that I would be giving him my two weeks, I didn’t say much but I explained I just didn’t want to be in this line of job anymore. He was actually very nice about it, and that caused some of the stress to go away, but I still feel sad, but I know it’s for the best. I also have clients I will need to message and tell them I won’t be cutting hair anymore.
I just feel like I let everyone down, my clients, my boss, my family.
Some words of encouragement?