I'm 25 with 8+ years working in fine dining / hotels like Ritz Carlton. I have a great resume but am starting to have doubts about my career.. I started from dishwashing and wanted more money so I asked the chef to start cooking... 8 years later I have done well but my work-life balance is suffering and my peers are all starting to pass me financially. I know I shouldn't compare myself to others but it's hard when all my friends are making 80-100k with weekends off, meanwhile i've busted my ass to get 50k. I work my birthday I work Christmas. I'm missing time with my girlfriend and barely get to see my family. I'm considering going back to school to get into the Tech industry, but my grades are very low.. I just turned 25 and feel depressed about my career outlook. It seems that to become a chef would just make the work/life balance worse . Please, prove me wrong, this is just what I've seen. I'm looking for advice.. should I stick with it? Or should I give up my solid resume for a career change?