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    So I've recently landed a very good position in a very respectable firm. The job itself should be brilliant. I've recently graduated in Computer Science and landed a role as a software engineer, but in reality I don't enjoy programming. it's the last thing I want to do outside of work, I only applied for the job on a wim, aced the interviews and seeing as I'd been out of work since graduating I took the job. To add to this job I'm commuting 130 mile a day back and forth, which isn't fun.

    My passion is within the automotive industry, I'd love to work in the trade, yes I probably won't earn anywhere near as much money and the career prospects aren't anywhere near as good. But should I follow my passion or stick it out, learn to like software dev. I feel if I leave this job in the first month it could take me another 6 months to find something else.

    As I have no mechanical qualifications nor engineering I feel the only role I could really do is sales, I have experience working within sales and customer relations, I actually enjoy working in the environment, but I know career prospects aren't anywhere near as high.

    I'm probably just being selfish, should stick it out and learn to like my job.

    Thanks for your time.
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    Pursue a career you want, stick to your current line of work until the right opportunity presents itself for you to make the move.


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    If your still interested in computer science then you can stick it out for a year and then move somewhere different within computing.

    If not, then leave.

    Its always better to pursue your dreams and be happy rather than working somewhere you'll hate.
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    I think you guys are right. I think I need to think about what I really want to do, what I'll enjoy doing. I've never really had much enthusiasm for IT, just always found it easy which is why I focused my studies/career around it.

    Wish I could go back a few years and take a different career path.

    There's still 12 hours a day for me to find something else haha!
 
 
 
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