Hello, I posted here before and received some generally great advice.
Basically, I want to quit my job but I feel like a complete asshole if I do so.
Let me explain. Before I had a great job, it was a typical Mon-Fri, 9-5, day time, relatively easy, great supervisors and co-workers, weekends off, etc. The pay was minimum wage but I didn't care, I loved it. I'm a student and it was a temporary position so once it ended I had been hired on as a permanent but due to budget problems they had to let me go. I didn't really care and was fine with it.
But because I now have a girlfriend and some pressure from her and to an extent her family, I looked for another job and luckily I got it. Unfortunately it is not a job I wanted in the first place. It's basically a graveyard shift, Sun-Thurs, 10pm-7am, shitty supervisor, crappy co-workers, and it is an hour and half drive away from where I live.
The problem is that it is messing up my summer classes I'm taking. I've basically fallen behind in school work because I cannot get used to the work hours even though I've been here for a month. I really need to finish these classes so I can transfer out. Although not relevant, when my father passed, I basically took it out on my school work by taking two years off and falling behind, so I really want to "catch up" now.
I want to quit so bad and it's not that I come from a rich family. Far from it, we're not even middle class, but because my mom likes to say our family is from a long line of budget masters I get by quite nicely even with a girlfriend. I think I'm mostly blessed that I do not have to pay rent and my bills are mostly from personal expenses, except I also pay the cable, internet and telephone bill.
Basically I'm getting two different opinions on the subject.
The first one is my grandfather and his legacy he left on my entire family which is a weird philosophy in life, I think. For example, one of his more famous "sayings" was, "let them cut the power, we'll just light some candles", "so what if we don't have water, lets just wait for it to rain", "shit I was born naked, what I have on now is a gain". So everyone on my family is telling me to just quit if I don't like the job, something else will come along and I shouldn't worry about it because its bound to rain sooner or later.
The second one is from my girlfriend and her family. Basically they're telling me I should stick to it, that I should be thankful I even have a job in the first place when so many people do not have jobs. That I need to just work harder to accomplish my goals in life and not be a bum. She told me at least to not quit until I have another job lined up and not to count on my brother. She also doesn't want me to form a habit of "quitting" again since I told her I took a break from school for a while.
On one hand I want to go to work today and when I finish my shift flip off my supervisor, tell him I quit and I'll be back for my last check next week. But on the other hand, I want to go to work today, finish my shift and tell my supervisor I'll see him later that day.
I don't really know why I'm asking anonymous strangers for advice, but maybe different perspectives will help me see something I'm missing. Or at least give provide that happy middle-ground 3rd perspective I need.