I have been feeling increasingly ill for the past several months: fatigue, brain fog, body aches. The symptoms are better some days, worse on others. Stress makes the symptoms worse. My doctor has been trying to determine the cause of my symptoms with no success (I’ve had blood work, mris, etc). I’m beginning to think this may be a physical manifestation of severe depression.
While I like the people at my current job, I am not satisfied. Management had made promises last year to keep me from quitting (increased salary, reduced client load by Q2 of this year so that i can focus on new responsibilities which I preferred to transactional work) They ended up giving me a large bonus instead of adding it to my base salary and I had to twist their arms to take some clients away after following up for months. I am now truly beyond tired of the transactional work and I’m disillusioned with management. I am having an extremely difficult time getting my work done. So much so that I felt I needed to alert hr and my immediate manager that I’m having medical problems. Finances are also a large stressor. After 16 years of being drastically underpaid, I need to start making more money.
I wasn’t looking for a new job but an offer with 25% more pay and good benefits has fallen into my lap. The role is similar but with less transactional work, more responsibilities that I prefer. I would have to go into the office 1-2 times per week (versus working remotely full time at the current job). I haven’t seen the office yet but I met with three senior people including the CEO over lunch and got a really good vibe.
I should note that I’ve been at my current job for 6 years this is only my second job since college (previous job was 10 years). I didn’t think this would be a good time to change jobs because of my “illness” but maybe I mostly need a change to reinvigorate myself? I feel like if I stay at my current job I’ll very soon end up taking FMLA time but I’m also worried that the new job won’t help. Also how should I handle resigning from my old job now that my current company knows I’m not feeling well? Thanks in advance.