For the last 6 years, I've been in a job I detest. Recently, it's gotten worse.
I am in the type of job that no matter what I do, how late I stay, how early I come in, how many original projects and solutions I come up with, how many days I go without a bathroom break or a lunch break, how many sacrifices I make, it will never be enough. EVER!
There is a person in my company with whom I have a "dotted line" reporting structure who takes credit for my original ideas, calls me out in large groups/meetings, and continually antagonizes me.
There is real discrimination going on here too---because I don't have a spouse and/or children, I should be available for last minute, late evening meetings. I work with executives who are demanding, entitled and self-serving. It's sickening. I hear and see too much.
On top of this, my assistant is crazy. I know that's mean to say, but she worries about EVERYTHING and has every sickness, complication, adverse reaction to medication you could possibly imagine. So do all the members of her family, so she's constantly worrying about them too. It's ALWAYS something with her...ALWAYS.
I have years of education, certifications, and experience in this field. The money is too good. Having this job saved my ass when I was getting divorced because money was something I didn't have to worry about.
...but I am miserable. I can never do anything good enough and it's starting to really wear me down. I can just feel myself retreating into myself, alienating myself, circling the drain.