Keep saying I'll quit but haven't yet

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sorry to hear that you hate your job/work!  I think you’re smart not to leave your job without another one lined up so I wouldn’t quit yet.  Just remind yourself that your job is just that – a job.  It isn’t who you are.  And, remember, you’re only there because you want to be. 

Post # 5
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1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@tmsing:  I’m not in HR but from my boss (she’s an HR manager) quitting looks better than firing.  However, there is a silver lining to getting fired, you could file for unemployment and give yourself a few months time to line up another job. 

I’m trying to push through work right now.  DH and I are trying to save for a big down payment for a house.  And, we wanted to seriously start looking for a house in early 2014 so until then, I don’t want to do anything drastic and lose my income.

Are there any positives to work?  Do you like your coworker?  Do you like the work you do?

Post # 7
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@tmsing:  I wouldn’t quit without having another job lined up. The economy is tough and jobs are not easy to come by. It doesn’t make sense to make yourself become unemployed. Lots of folks hate their jobs, but if they were supposed to be fun then they would be called work.

Post # 8
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Sea Ranch Lodge

@MrsPanda99:  +1

If you quit this job, and aren’t able to find another one, you’ll just be in a worse place. Unless, of course, your husband can fully support you and you don’t want to work anymore at all.

Commit to applying to 5 jobs every other day – the more you spread your seed, the better chances you’ll have of finding something that works for you.

You can also try to communicate better with your boss. Management works both ways – you have to manage people who work under you, but also manage expectations with supervisors. Maybe try sending your boss an update every Monday with clear dates that you plan on having things done? That way, if your boss needs something adjusted, you can figure it out then and not right before he needs it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@QueenieB:  Exactly this. I have folks reporting to me and they always ask, “what is the deadline?” or “when do you need this for?” I appreciate that they are on top of managing themselves, their time, and their priorities. I don’t want to baby-sit my employees, I expect them to take accountability for bringing a project to fruition after I’ve assigned it to them.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@tmsing:  Whatever works best for the two of you.

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