I want to quit , what can I do now?

Dec 7, 2019 18 Comments

Hi Blind Community,

I am currently writing this as I am depressed with my position and really want to go back home to be with my family. I have suffered a lot since I first came to the US 5 years ago for Masters. Somehow landed a job at Amazon and things have been tougher here for past 3 years. I hate my team and the work I am doing. Have no real friends /social life to support myself.

I want to quit, but since I have only 3 YoE my parents are asking to get my career sorted out in a year or two by changing company/team and then transfer back home. They have good intentions and have supported me through my depression and have always encouraged me. All they want is for me to enjoy a normal happy life in US for a year or two and then return. They have only seen me suffer here. But the ways things have been going past few years I feel like a break in career might help. I am from a middle class family and my parents are totally against a career break. Can anyone advice me on the right way forward and what I can do to help improve my situation.


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TOP 18 Comments
  • AbbVie xtkb06
    Life sucks, then you die
    Dec 7, 2019 1
    • Bloomberg JustFarted
      Raw truth right here.
      Dec 8, 2019
  • Amazon mSBO00
    Take a time off. You can use either personal leave of absence or fmla. Take off for 2 months. Rest well eat well. Ask you parents to visit you and start doing activities other then work. If you think you dont have wlb at amazon, start prepping for interviews and move to a different company. Never give up
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • T-Mobile / IT daffy_duck
    Find out if you can take stress leave or mental health leave from work. Use that time to destress and to look for work at places with healthier company culture and WLB or to look for employment back home.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Wait it out. Don’t lose your career.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng (~v~)
    I cannot recommend you enough to go to therapy
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • SAP / IT sassy_
    This is story of many who immigrated from various countries. Visa issues make it worse. If I were you I would take a leave of month, go back home and do LC. Comeback refreshed and change job.

    And if you are from India and can work in Bangalore try moving from Amazon within Amazon.

    Also, if you want to directly move to Bangalore, you will be able to find good job. All the best.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Amazon SomeName2
    Can you transfer to an Amazon office in your home country? New team and closer to family.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Dell austin4
    Working out is huge here. Pick anything. Running clubs are full of hot girls and will motivate you to run fast to keep up. Also lots of social opportunities there. Same with CrossFit, yoga, orange theory. Pick one and try it for a week or two. Also tell you boss you are working on better wlb. This is a tough economy to find employees, they will cut you slack to get a workout in. You will start to feel better almost immediately.

    Next, do go to therapy. Get a different opinion than your parents.

    Finally, this is a great time to focus on you. Huge lesson in life is you have to take care of number one. Nobody else has your best interests as their top priority.

    Good luck - brighter days are ahead.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Amazon vydbvrh
    Immediately, start working out more. Next, LC and change job. Find a company that has less process, slower ramp-up, and more independent scope. Give it some time. It will work out fine if you persist.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • New


    Started blind to get some break from work. Now, I work to get some break from blind.
    Content of the post feels familiar. I sense some deja vu. Did you post the same thing few weeks ago?

    Anyway, if it's limited to Amazon then try switching to a different company at a different location. New place means new opportunities for social life. If it's US in general then leave. Don't compare your life and career with others. That fuels depression too. Do what's right for you. Good luck!
    Dec 7, 2019 0


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