I'm a recent college grad who never had any job experience other than my job right out of college at a startup in data analysis. I don't know how to manage a database or operate one which is necessary for doing my job. The people hired me didn't know this and thought everything could be done in excel. They didn't know that I'd end up having problems since none of them is data analysts. I've been managing all the data in disorganized folders and excel spreadsheets which are beginning to be overwhelmed and crash due to the incoming hordes of data. As a result of not knowing SQL and the presence of intellectual property laws which prevents good database learning resources online, I can't teach myself SQL.
I've tried to sort through the data manually and because of the tediousness of the task which is comparable of counting the number of people in a large crowd of people or recalling what day of the week 1965 January 5th was without a calendar to look up. I'm the only guy in the company that can do data analysis, and there are barely any people in the company. It wouldn't be so bad if at least one person could help me. I personally blame the company for not hiring someone else who can do data analysis. Leaving a big burden on me.
Eventually, they're going to have me give them a report of all the data the company has obtained and owing to my lack of database management knowledge, I can only give them current reports.
The problem was exacerbated by the fact that coming out of college I didn't know how to plot their graphs, and plotting graphs in excel causes excel to crash, and redoing all the graphs is too tedious.
I work for family, so I'm wondering how to quit this job if I have familial conflict of interests.
I worked this job because I thought it would boost my résumé and owing to bad performance in college I thought I needed a job.
Now I got an offer to go to graduate school elsewhere, so I no longer need this job to make sure my future career prospects don't go to waste and this job isn't related to my graduate school program and isn't going to help me or hurt me.
So if I quit this job I'll be doing nothing all day because there isn't anything to do in the mean time.
If I quit, the company will need to hire someone else to do this job clean all the data, leak more information, have people sign NDAs/CDAs, and since I've done a half-baked job I've done, they might have to start some of the analysis again, and spend money because of that. Which I'll just let them have all the money in my bank account because I've spent 0% of my salary as living at home. I never really liked this job. I don't have to do it anymore since I got into graduate school. I don't mind refunding them my salary. I haven't spent the money on my earnings.
I'm not quitting because I'm lazy, I'm quitting because very soon they're going to ask me to do something I can't do because of the lack of SQL knowledge. I'm not quitting because of grad-school acceptance itis kind of like senioritis. I'm legally not qualified and I have 1000 folders of excel data that are crashing on me because of the sheer size of big data and can't manage data because I don't know apache-spark/Hadoop/XML>
My family shouldn't have hired me in the first place. They were better of just having some professional with a PhD do it.
I can generate reports of the data as it comes. But going back and fixing data reports and keeping track of data and indexing it is hard to do in excel especially when the rows are so many Excel crashes. I'm not completely incompetent, just half-baked.
This company is so small no one can train me to do it. Everyone else is completely incapable of processing data, and I'm sort of capable but not good enough.
This job sucks so much I've been using a growth mindset to see how long I can tolerate cleaning data using inept methods. But I've finally realized my tolerance limit.
I don't need the money from the job and don't plan on doing a job ever like this in the future.
This job isn't impossible to do. Just really tedious, painful, without any motivation to do. Clicking the same buttons all day. Constant software freezing.