Dreaming of up and quitting my job…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have never done this but am in the exact situation. My boss is terrible and I started 5 months ago. She was great at first but it went downhill fast. I dream of quitting as well but realize it is not smart. 

 

Sorry I have no advice for you, just wanted to rant too. Best of luck!

Post # 4
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620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@laurel946:  I did quit a job once (the last one I had) before having a new one. It’s not ideal but I really felt I had to – my boss was verbally abusive, broke the law, underpaid everyone, there were cockroaches in the office and the work load was ridiculous. I was so depressed I had to get out! I definitely felt I made the right choice and I found freelance work to keep me going until I found the next job. I guess it depends on your field and how much work is available/how easy it will be to get another job. You should start job searching in your spare time, if you haven’t been already. It will help your morale! Hang in there, it’s just a job

Post # 6
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620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@laurel946:  oh I’m in design as well – there are a lot of temp jobs in design, if you’re willing to go that way. It’s a little easier than freelance or working for yourself, because staffing agencies will set you up with the company. You don’t necessarily need to be very established, just show you have the skills needed. And thanks, me too haha

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@laurel946:  I guess I should clarify – by freelance I meant working for yourself like a contract position. There are of course freelance positions that are full-time temp

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yup. I was working for a woman for 2.5 months and I quit. In retrospect, she may have been bipolar and I wasn’t the only one to quit. I’ve been unemployed for about 3.5 months and just got a job. I hated being unemployed, but it was worth it not to work for that crazy lady anymore.

Post # 10
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620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@laurel946:  It depends on what the market is like in your area but I got placed very quickly. If you can, definitely get your portfolio spruced, call some of them up, and see if you can set up some meetings while you are still at your job – if you have sick days use them for interviews, that’s what I did. Or even go on your lunch break. But don’t be afraid! Especially if you still have your job you have nothing to lose. You could definitely start doing invites on your own as well, and see wherr it takes you. It is hard though I get you!

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