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Anyone ever left the industry and regret it badly?

  Topic Started By:  FutureTrollyDolly    On:  Tue 19th December, 2017 at 07:28
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#2  Anyone ever left the industry and regret it badly?  Posted 19/12/2017 at 07:28
Hi everyone :)

Will try my best to explain so bear with me. Has anyone ever left this line of work and lived to regret it until getting back into it?

Right now i live every single day pining to be back in the sky. I feel like a huge part of me is missing and it's such an overwhelming, crippling feeling at times

I trained Feb this year for 4 weeks with Jet2. I then went on to fly for 3 months before i handed in my notice I'm now constantly living with the regret however at the time i wasn't mentally in the right place so felt there was no other way out as i was so miserable most of the time.
I had issues with anxiety, borderline depression and had put a lot of weight on including a big chunk during training so I'd gone from this confident person to this self conscious anxious person. I doubted myself in everything i did and lost all belief in myself which is sad really but all this combined, i couldn't hack the job. In a job where confidence is key I'd lost it.

When i left, within a week i instantly regretted it and deep down felt I'd done the wrong thing.
Ever since all I've done is pine to be back, breaking my neck practically to look at every single plane in the sky knowing that's where my heart belongs.

I'm so worried I've blown my chances.
I am now in a much better place, I've lost a good chunk of weight (17lbs upto now) and I'm well on my way to my target and am in a much better place mentally. I know that this time round if i had the opportunity i hope and pray for ,I whole heartedly think I'd succeed as i know now through leaving, flying is literally the only job i want to do. I feel i have my confidence and self belief back and want this more than anything.
It sounds sad but just about every day i feel like I'm dealing with some sort of break up. I'm constantly pining to be flying and feel so so empty at times not to mention going to a job i now despise.

So has anyone dealt with anything similar to this before? Any input would be much appreciated
I would love another shot at Jet2 and was thinking about applying in Sept next year for 2019's season but not sure i'd stand a chance now I would ring them before hand to see if i would be wasting my time or not. I did leave them on good terms and fully worked my notice so who knows but possible wishful thinking.

Tia if anyone replies x
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#3  Re: Anyone ever left the industry and regret it ba  Posted 19/12/2017 at 14:02
In reply to post #2...

I left flying long haul 2 years ago and am going back to flying with my old airline in January. It definitely feels like a break up and I agree that flying is something thats in your blood.

I left thinking the grass would be greener after flying for 4 years - I made the decision to go back and because I was good at my job they were happy to offer it to me back :) I say just go for it - you sound like you loved it and theres no harm in trying.

I dont regret leaving as its taught me what I really love doing.

Go for it and good luck!!
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#4  Re: Anyone ever left the industry and regret it ba  Posted 20/12/2017 at 04:38
In reply to post #2...
I think once that you decide flying is your life, it is hard to do anything else! No regrets and don't see it as a negative - you gave yourself a break when you needed to reassess your life and goals.... Try Jet2 again and any other airlines that are recruiting and you'll be back flying before you know it!
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#5  Re: Anyone ever left the industry and regret it ba  Posted 20/12/2017 at 17:46
Yes me too
I agree with everything you all been saying
Edited 20/12/2017 @ 17:48 Revision #1
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#6  Re: Anyone ever left the industry and regret it ba  Posted 02/01/2018 at 20:27
Thanks for the input/replies girls :) Much appreciated, nice to know I'm not alone.

New year, fresh start anyways. I will get back in that sky!
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#7  Re: Anyone ever left the industry and regret it ba  Posted 09/08/2018 at 23:49
In reply to post #6...
did you go back???

you wanna look at doing the similar job on trains, it's way better paid. You're looking at around £32k a year :) xx
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#8  Re: Anyone ever left the industry and regret it ba  Posted 11/08/2018 at 22:20
In reply to post #2...
I live this every day.. I regret my leaving flying and have found getting back in impossible.

I can send you a PM with my night mare of trying to get back in
Looking for my wings
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