Here's something you guys and gals are in a unique position to answer. I've just quit my job and it's been gnawing at me whether I made the right decision. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
My company makes banking-type systems exclusive to North America. They wanted to expand internationally, picked Australia, made two major sales here and hired me to do ... everything (except sales). I'm the only employee outside the USA. I was told they were going to aggressively expand into Aus/NZ and in 18 months hire a tech support team I would manage. In the mean time, I was support, consulting, pre- and post-sales engineering, and the operations manager for our presence outside the USA (this happened to include Hawaii, Afghanistan and Iraq, but whatevs (the latter are still US soil as the systems are in the embassies).
Fast forward 3 years and I just found out they had actually given up on this international expansion and we still have only 2 clients in Oz, I'm still alone, and I do about an hour of work each day with no hope of any advancement ever. So I quit.
Did I... crazily give up a full pay packet for almost no work where I could work from home and be as flexible as I wish or...
Did I make the right move so as not to invite dementia, and to move into something I actually want to do which is challenging and has learning opportunities? (I decided to go full time in a teaching degree.)
I've already done the latter but I'm seriously worried that I'm f'en insane. I mean, even if I get a job as a teacher I'll be taking a pay cut for the first 7 years.