Hi first post, here goes, I am in my mid 40s with a small but great family and house etc,
I currently work in agriculture and have been passionate about the work I do throughout all my life. The hours are long and the role is stressful and pressured and becoming lately unbearable and do almost every day feel that’s I am the punch bag between the business and farmers I deal with ( feel like the middle man ) and fed up with dealing with people.
It’s relentless and getting worse, it drags me down and have now started to consistently not sleep , constant ingestion and can’t switch off, I have spoken to the bosses and whilst they say they are doing things to support, it just never seems to change and after the last 3 years i am starting to lose my patience.
Due to my upbringing I have a constant fear on the back of my mind about not bringing in the money and providing my family with the good life they deserve and worry that a change might not work out. When I speak to friends and family I know they just say if it is right just change but most have a good safety buffer finically and have qualifications, my role has been based on experience and very specialised, I only have basic qualifications.
Understand that I am lucky compared to others but do worry about the stress and the impact it could have on myself and family.
Questions to you all in the similar position
How do deal with this.?
Did you change?
Ideas of changing but minimise the risk.?
Sorry for the question but will be interesting on the responses.