I’m approaching the 2-year mark at my current job, and honestly thought I’d never make it this long because I’m rather miserable; but life circumstances kept placing the search on hiatus.If my direct supervisor finds out, my life will become more miserable, and I don’t feel any guilt about leaving her.
The real issue is with my Dean, (to whom I report for about a third of my work) who has some huge project expectations for me and is taking a mini-sabbatical for the summer—I hope to not be here when she returns in October. Do I confess my guilt away, or keep her living in a dream world? If I do confide in her (I trust her discretion), do I leave it as a general “oh, well…professional growth…better fit” platitudes, or come clean about my supervisor, who is already a joke within the department?
It’s kind of eating at me to talk about these huge plans with her, then hang out on HR websites and write cover letters that very night.