Toxic Boss + Career Pivot + Recovering from Injuries = Severe Depression and Anxiety

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Brienne, I'm happy to talk about pivoting out of the museum field, because I did so myself. It's an extremely crowded field where years of unpaid internships/volunteering and a master's is required, pay is low for the duration of your career (unless you work in development), and bad management practices are rampant because formal training is focused on academic content rather than functional expertise. If you quit due to bad management, 100 people will apply for your job the next day. I realized I had skills that I could be much better compensated even in other nonprofit fields, let alone private industry, so I left my master's program with just 1 class left to take. My advice without understanding your situation any more would be to only stay as long as you need to get your financial ducks in a row and quit ASAP to focus on your pivot.Feel free to PM me to set up a time for a virtual coffee!