Seriously. Quit right now. Or at least start looking RIGHT NOW.
If you’ve tried to make it work, and you still hate Sundays because they lead to Monday, and hate Saturdays because they lead to Sunday, work is taking over your life–or what’s left of it. If you’ve tried to make it work and it isn’t, it probably won’t get better. And it may actually get worse. If you’re certain that the problem isn’t you, but your job, or your boss, or your co-workers, or the environment you’re in, it’s not your fault if you concede defeat and move on. But it is your fault if you stay and continue to concede defeat every day of your working life.
Now, it may just be that you’re having a bad day. If that’s the case, wait. If tomorrow’s just as bad, or even worse, wait. But if the good days have become an anomaly, don’t wait another minute.
Quit. Or at least start looking for something new. Now.
I’m not trying to encourage people to risk their ability to support their families, but I also hate seeing people continue to do work that kills their spirit, brings out the worst in them, and ultimately prevents them from doing the things they’re truly capable of. And it’s also probably hurting your family more than you realize. Supporting your family, after all, is about more than bringing home a paycheck. And it’s probably not worth whatever you’re being paid.
If this sounds familiar, start looking for something new. NOW. If you believe in yourself and your abilities, you can do better than a job that sucks, and sucks the life out of you. It might be hard for a while, but it’s hard now anyway. Move forward instead of staying put.
And by “move forward,” I mean “quit.” Now if you can. As soon as possible if now isn’t possible. But don’t wait another day. If you think it’s time, it’s time. No one is stopping you except you. Good luck.