Been with the company for 3 years, joined as campus hire with mechanical engineering degree. I work about 10-12 hours almost every day, sometimes on weekend as well.
I was ranked middle. Even not being PIP-ed, seeing colleagues with great performance/experience getting NSI-ed makes me feel not safe. I don't feel the sense of job security anymore, contrary to what I've been told when I first joined the company: "ExxonMobil hires for long term, employees work here until they retire". Since Aug, due to job uncertainty environment, I keep having anxiety, sometimes panic attack. Every time I think about work, when I wake up or during weekend, it spoils my mood. I've lost my motivation.
This makes me rethink of my career path, what do I really want for long term?
I want to seek your opinions here:
Do you agree that oil and gas industry will no longer be at its peak anymore, unlike 10-20 years ago?
If you were me, is it better to exit the industry now rather than making it as life long career which has down cycle every few years? Or still stick with this industry, just exit the company?
I'm also thinking of switching career, either stay in engineering (renewable, tech industry) or go for future proof jobs (data analytics, machine learning). If anyone has made similar move, can you please share your experience/opinions?