Design for Life: I can’t quit a job I hate – what do I do?

This week, media consultant Sarah Geraghty advises a reader who feels stuck in a well-paying but stressful job

Many people feel trapped in lucrative but stressful jobs. Illustration: Getty

Dear Expert,

I’m in my 30s and have a good job with a pension, excellent holiday leave, the lot. The trouble is, I hate my job – it makes me miserable. I’m overworked and stressed, but it feels like there is no way out. It is 100 per cent the best job I could expect in this industry for someone of my experience level.

If I left, I would have about six months with my ...