Pretty much for a last month I've been working abroad; my boss sent me to oversee his new office in another country. Business-wise things are going good, but I never really wanted to be abroad: I was just told "you're quite good, I trust you and I want you to supervise my new office".
On one hand it's good that he trusts me enough to do that (and I'm actually quite good as an admininstrator, believe it or not), but on the other hand I'm severly pissed that I'm away from my friends, family & motherland.
Worst of all is that I started to use alcohol again that I stopped using years ago to let go all the stress, i. e. even now I'm having some whiskey to relax. Boss has no idea I tried to commit a suicide via huge consumption of alcohol during my depression 4 years ago (I was literally saved by a housemate that noticed I'm not responding at all (when I drank nearly 4L of whiskey in one evening) and called an ambulance on time).
Yes, I'm renting quite posh apartments, I do my job well and I get paid more than handsomely, but I detest being abroad. I have no clue for how long I must stay abroad.
In any case, what would you do if you would have to work abroad? How would you cope with being homesick?
Had a chat with my boss; he's adamant that I should oversee at least early stages of his new office abroad. After that I can come back home, but yet again no set deadline.
On a bright side he decided to send a guy to help me and to keep me away from alcohol... aaaaaand increased my salary, even though I didn't even asked for it, since I believe I already earn more than enough.
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Did you actually tell your boss you didn't want to go abroad? I think it's a great opportunity to explore a new city and new lifestyle. I would love it if my boss sent me abroad.
I hope I don't sound insensitive but regarding the alcohol thing, I think you need to have more self control. You've clearly managed to overcome the struggle of becoming depressed with the use of whiskey. Don't let 4 years of results go down the drain. Keep yourself occupied by doing things that don't involve alcohol. I'm sure there's plenty.1