(Closed) Would you quit your job?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Ballet513:  Knowing all the details of your situation, it sounds like you are thinking it through and not being irresponsible by quitting your current job.  If it is something you and your fiance are both comfortable with (and it sounds like you are), I say go for it.  Being at a job you hate is really emotionally stressful (I’ve been there), so if you can afford to make less and start something new, I think you should.  Leaving a job that sucks the life out of you for something you actually enjoy is SO rejuvenating and will do wonders for your mental health.

Don’t worry about “living off your man”; that is your business and no one else’s.  I’d love to work part time if we could afford it!  Laughing

Post # 4
196 posts
Blushing bee

It sounds like you’ve worked out the finances and talked to your fiance about it and he is on board.  An awful job will suck the life out of you.  Been there, done that, and I should have quit at least a year before I did.

Post # 5
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

IMO its much better to be happy with less money than be in a job you hate.

Post # 6
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

As long as the part-time job was related to my field and could be put on my resume when looking for full-time work again down the road, I’d do it in a heartbeat Cool

Post # 7
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

3 weeks ago, I went on stress leave at my job. One week ago I quit. I hated my job so bad. My boss was horrible and abusive. I became depressed and it started to affect my relationship with my fiancé. I had no other job to go to, but everyone was telling me to quit; even my doctor. Now I am so much happier. My relationships with my fiancé and friends are so much better. Now I have a full-time job of looking for a new, less-stress job. Even if I don’t find something soon, we’ll be fine financially. I hater the idea of quitting without something else to go to and living off of my fiancé, but it was SO worth it. We are so much happier. It sounds like you’ve worked everything out, and I would definitely quit if I were you. Good luck! You will feel so much better!

Post # 8
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

If I were in your shoes I would definitely quit and take the part time job after enjoying your wedding and honeymoon.  However, if you have a problem with “feeling lazy” as you put it, you can also continue searching for a new full time.  After you have quit this job that you hate 😉

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would quit. And while you are working your part time job, you would have the freedom to search for a new, better, full-time job that would make you happy! It would allow you to take a breather and give yourself some time before jumping into the full-time workplace again!

Post # 10
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

Do it. Honestly it sounds like a no brainer. Like PPs said, if you’re not feeling like you’re doing enough you can keep looking for another full time position but you have a perfect opportunity to keep your sanity and still pay the bills.

Post # 11
14554 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Ballet513:  Also, when we do have kids (sometime within the next 2-3 years we hope) I will quit and be a Stay-At-Home Mom anyway so I am sort of delaying the inevitable if I don’t quit now because I will later

Sounds like you’re just trying to convince yourself of what you’ve already decided.  Personally, I would really really really  have to hate it that much to quit.. cause I would hate to ever feel tight on money more than any job I think I could have.  For me, it’d depend on how much you two are savings on his salary + your new job.   If it was  still a very comfortable amount, then maybe.  If I felt like it wouldnt be enough, I’d suck it up to keep double my salary and sock away some more since its only 2-3 years anyways until getting to quit and be a sahm.

Post # 12
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

It sounds like you’re in a situation where if you do quit you won’t be struggling with money issues, which is a great thing! There are many people who wouldn’t be able to quit their jobs even if they didn’t like it. You seem to have everything sorted out with finances so I would say quit if you hate the job! I would do the same thing haha

Post # 13
9 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Since you’ve already gotten an offer to go elsewhere I would do it! Being stressed out and unhappy is really going to take it’s toll on you emotionally, physically and mentally. You aren’t being lazy in my opinion. Even if you aren’t making as much money as the job you have now I’m sure you’ll get a raise. You’ve obviously discussed everything and agree that it would be best so you should totally go for it! You deserve the extra time to do something other than work and to actually be able to breathe. Not only that but your fiance deserves to spend time with you and deserves to see you happy. I used to work 9 hour shifts and had an hour commute each way. Sometimes I wouldn’t get home until 11:00 or 11:30 and I’d have to be up at 3:30 the next morning. I got so sick of it I walked out.

Do whatever is best for the two of you and what will make both of you happy. That’s all that matters. Good luck to you!

Post # 14
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d go for the new job and get your life back. You only get one life, stressing over a job that doesn’t fulfill you or let you enjoy yourself and your relationships is just not worth it to me. Looks like things are lined up and you and Fiance are in agreement, so I’d leave the stressful job in June. I’d start living on the expected new salary, though, to get used to the change and to make sure it’s manageble. Best of luck in your choice!

Post # 15
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Life’s too short to be so unhappy!  It sounds like you two have the means for you to find something part time that you actually enjoy. 🙂

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