For those that quit a job how did you decide?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 16
610 posts
Busy bee

I’ve quit a few jobs for a few different reasons. But I’ve never regretted it. When it’s been because of stress/depression/anxiety reasons I’ve felt a strong sense of relief, like a big weight was lifted off me. 

Post # 18
1312 posts
Bumble bee

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beegirl1989 :  Quitting a job can feel scary, bold and quite unnerving.   That’s a normal way to feel.  When I quit my job I felt so uncomfortable.  I ended up taking a freelance:work from home position with that same company about 8 months later.  But it was really hard to tell them I was quitting.  And it was uncomfortable to tell my friends/family that I quit too. And I just felt weird & out of sorts about the whole thing.  Don’t beat yourself up for feeling jittery/icky about it.  Totally normal. 

I quit because it was a supremely toxic environment with horrible leadership.  I mean horrible.  When you know you know.  Trust yourself.  

Try or maybe programs at your library to latch on to a local social/support outlet.  Even just your city’s various Facebook groups can offer events & get together opportunities (and a lot of gossipy nonsense, ha!)

Good luck 😊

Post # 19
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Jobs for me are about learning and growing as a professional. If I feel stagnant – I ask for new challenges but if there is no opportunity for that, then I leave. 

Stress from a learning curve  – To be expected as part of my Prof. Development

Stress from toxic environment, not worth it to me – I’d be gone.

Stress should be because you’re stepping outside your comfort zone and pushing yourself to grow (if you’re career oriented), not because of a poor environment for your personality/working style. 

Jobs are never just a source of income for me, but they should absolutely not be a source of social crisis/anxiety/depression.

Post # 20
2403 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Get a new job lined up first.

I left my last job due to major work place stress and the fact that I no longer enjoyed going into work. The boss was an emotionally manipulative alcoholic (who was also sleeping with staff) and a master manipulator. 

It was worth the pay cut for mental health.

Post # 21
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My decision was made pretty easily because I was moving. Commute would’ve been an hour and a half long by car or train from the move, and I wasn’t prepared to get up super early or get home late every day. Plus we had to work a lot of overtime doing certain events on week nights and weekend days, which I was not looking forward to continue doing. My boss tried to convince me to stay because we were losing half our team at the exact same time (everyone basically decided to go back to school for their masters). They would’ve had me doing even more on top of what I was in charge of (new employee training, grant writing, etc). While I felt bad at first, I knew that my job was only meant to be temporary. Many people don’t stay past 2-3 years. 

Post # 22
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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beegirl1989 :  I was bullied at my last job. I was also sexually harrassed and threatened over the course of working there for like 10 years. I got sick of it and started looking, interviewed, and quit.

I told a manager about the harrassment and nothing was done (shocking) I even showed her documented evidence and cried (I never cry) it was that bad. 

Our CEO and President were ‘shocked’ because apparently my manager hadn’t alerted them to my unhappiness. Their loss, my gain.

Enough’s enough and I don’t regret leaving. 

Post # 24
1640 posts
Bumble bee

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jcud4 :  I think I work with your ex ><

Post # 27
1640 posts
Bumble bee

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jcud4 :  yeah, ex employer.

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