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01 Dec 2004

Travel or not?
Hi there

I recently got retrenched from a job I was really happy in.
Instead of the Package, I opted to take the job, due to the fact that without a job I would not have any back up to negotiate with. I will be travelling overseas for a month and I would not have been able to secure a job before that without jeopardising my leave. Which is paid for and I have been waiting for forever.

So now I have been put into an entry level job, which I knew in the beginning would not satisfy me, but I knew I could make the best of it to. I am trying to do this, it is hard at times.

There has been an opportunity within the organisation for a job with huge potential.
However there has been a large amount of applications too, so I am not so hopeful.

At the same time I have broken up with my boyfriend after an emotionally draining relationship. I still live with my parents at the age of 25 and still feel a bit responsible for leaving them, but at the same time the relationship with my parents is a bit stormy too.

I have financial obligations here in ZA, as I have just bought a place but I am renting it out for 6 months so I can get on my feet. I also have accounts that need to be paid.

I would love to see the world and travel. I am still young enough to do so, as I do not have any emotional attachments. But at the same time I have the opportunity to study and further my career, as I do like the good life and the need for stability e.g. medical aid, nice clothes, travelling overseas on holiday instead of work. I am a bit nervous to take the leap and leave what I have… but that is the risk isn’t it?

What do you suggest, I travel or I work??

Thank you
Answer 333 views

01 Jan 0001

Very complex question, AJH< and outside of my expertise, though I dare say other readers will have useful advice to offer. Maybe check with a labour lawyer or Dept of Labour to be sure you are being treated fairly.
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