(Closed) So … when to quit?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: When should I leave my job?
    As planned, at the end of the year to save up as much money as possible. Tough it out. : (17 votes)
    55 %
    Get through another 3-4 months, and then leave to focus on your business. : (11 votes)
    35 %
    Get out now! Your mental sanity is way more important! : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other. Please explain. : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    i’m in the same boat except that i’m starting the biz now, not January. It takes a lot to get out of bed in the mornings. I am so depressed at work! And after work. And talking about work. that’s probably why my post count is through the roof.

    Sending you the good vibes and if you find a good balance, PM me your secrets!!!

    Post # 5
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Personally I think if your job is sucking you dry, making you depressed, and your life is generally sucking, get out! A lot of people can hump it through a job they hate, but I am not one of them. If your own business makes you a lot happier and is growing, why not invest yourself in it? I think you and your hubs will both be happier! Really, you may have to put off your vacation, but I think it’s worth it. Maybe you could find a part time job to do in conjunction with our own business so you’d still have a reliable (albeit smaller) paycheck, but you could also have time to focus on your business?

    Post # 6
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think you should tough it out. It is only 9 more months. I know it seems like forever but if you were single you’d have to do it, right? I just think that if you can make it that far you’ll be SO happy because you’ve built up a really significant cushion and it will make your life-after-this-job sooo much better. 

    Post # 7
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

    Congrats on starting your own business!  I hope to someday soon too!

    I think it completely depends on whether your financial quality of life will suffer–you have to decide which is more important, and that’s something only you can determine for yourself.  If you think your business will really take off by putting more time and energy into it, then maybe it’s worth it!  Just be prepared with another option if it doesn’t happen as quickly as you hope.  Happiness is definitely a priority, but money woes result in a whole other beast to battle!

    Best of luck to you!

    Post # 8
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think you should stick it out.  I know it’s hard but with the economy the way it is it’s just SO hard to get another job if your business doesn’t pan out the way you want and that extra cushion really will help you sleep better at night.  My fiance has been out of work over a year and it’s be unbelieveably rough! 

    Post # 9
    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m in the same boat as you bees but a bit behind, trying to figure out how to start a business, finishing my job at the end of May.  It’s one that probably a lot of people would love to have but I apparently don’t get on well with older men, I’m 2/2 in that department, can get on with women and younger men as bosses, the older ones just well make me miserable.  Had to switch names because my other account had too many pictures to trash talk the boss and show that I was on here a lot.  But the bee is a bit of an escape from work misery and the tedium. 

    I have enough saved so I’m OK with stopping work whenever. If I were in your shoes I’d work until I had enough saved to be comfortable for a year or so without working.  It’s just a random number but that’s what I decided is enough for me

    Post # 10
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    Fiance was in a job that was making him miserable. I mean really. He wasn’t sleeping or eating – it was so much stress, it was really hard on both of us. So we had a PLAN and he only had to hold out until the wedding so that we could pay for everything – it would have allowed us to put almost $20k into this wedding with zero debt. I had it all figured out.

    But when it came right down to it, he was so miserable and he was making me so miserable, he couldn’t hold out until June. He quit about 2 months ago. I won’t deny that it has been a little bit of a rough road. He’s not making the money he was making before and it’s changed our plans and our standard of living a bit, but now that things have settled down a bit and we’re as much back on track with the budget as we can be, we’re both happier. It just sort of worked out.

    I’d say making him stay the extra 4 months would’ve helped us avoid some fights about financial issues, but we both would have been a mess up until the wedding. Not worth it.

    Post # 13
    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    is it possible to move to part-time in your job? that would give you more time for your business and less time in the toxic office and still a paycheck. i know it’s not possible for a lot of jobs, but if it is in yours it could be a good option. i just moved down to part-time, partly because i’m leaving for grad school anyway in a couple months, and partly so i can have more time for prepping for school and wedding planning, and partly to avoid stupid tasks at work. it’s been a great solution…

    Post # 15
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would try and stick it out as long as you can with this job because you never know what could happen with this business you are starting.  It might not be making money for a while and you don’t want to spend up your savings in order to get by.

    Post # 16
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I have this same problem, but with grad school.  I find it is much harder to leave a grad school program that you have already devoted 4 years to.  I don’t know what to do.

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