Our expert says:
Often in life none of the options are easy, though some are more likely to end satisfactorily than others. The option of CBT therapyh I mention so often is a good one, if you can find someone able to provide it, as it is more effective than the drugs in this sort of situation when you can free yourself from some of the misery you experience by working on better ways to handle it. It offers exactly what you ask for - finding and selecting new ways to handle this thing in your head.
Keep looking for alternative jobs, as with an MBA and work experience, whether in government or not, you should be a desirable employee to some employers.
And be careful not to approach the chronically irritating situation by what we call awfulizing or catastrophizing. However easy and natural it is to do, brooding on how awful it is does tend to make it more awful as an experience, in situations when one can more usefully and comfortably cruise through in neutral
And carefully re-read the response from Purple.
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