I have searched for advice about this online but can only find items about changing jobs for a lower position.
I have worked at a company for 7 years and i started right at the bottom, switched departments after 2 years to IT (from the general reporting) and in the grand scheme of things on the company's progression system i am now around 3/4 of the way up the ladder.
A few years back i went off with stress and when i came back things were easier, but as the years have gone on, i gained more and more responsibility. I am still am not as resistant to stress as i once was, and i no longer care for progression. Each week in work is like a jagged line of stress and easy moments....all i want is a nice level line.
I am thinking about asking to opt out of the progression system (which is possible) and take a gradual step back from my responsibilities so i can enjoy my life more and not worry or work late every now and then, and to have more peaceful work days. I wonder if this is all a fantasy in my head though.
I guess what i am looking for is advice on how to go about this, or alternatives? i do like my company and they pay well (so am happy to take a cut) so i wouldn't want to move to another company ideally. Its just the randomness of the work and responsibility that's getting to me.
Any help would be appreciated,thank you in advance