Post # 1
Hey bees, just wanting some unbiased opinions. I have been at my job for 3 years, and have hated it for about a year. Now that I’m settled into married life, I’m thinking about leaving. I’ve been unofficially job hunting for about a month now, but nothing has really caught my eye that would be something I would be excited about doing. But I can’t stand my current job any longer, even though I have great pay, great benefits, and a boss who loves me like a daughter. I just hate the work. So, would you stay until you found something you really enjoyed, or go somewhere else for a change of scenery and keep looking for your dream job?
Edit: I am NOT thinking about leaving without first having a job lined up. I think yall thought I was talking about quitting to start a job search. I would definitely have something lined up before I left.
Post # 3
I would stay until you find something else unless you can afford to take that time off to look for something else.
Post # 4
I would stay until you find another job. Right now it’s tough to find a job out there.
Post # 5
In this economy, I can’t imagine leaving a job without having another one lined up.
Post # 6
In this economy, I would definitely have another job lined up before leaving your current one. If there is nothing you think would even be better, I see no reason in leaving a job you’ve been at for years for another job that will be more of the same, know what I mean? If you were talking about leaving for your dream job then of course I’d say go for it! Just make sure it’s actually going to happen.
Post # 7
As someone who has been struggling to find a job for seven months now, please don’t quit yours unless you’re financially prepared to be unemployed for a length of time.
Your job may suck, but unemployment (and not having enough money to pay your bills at the end of the month) sucks worse, I promise.
Can you transition into a better role at your current job? If your relationship with your boss is stellar, consider asking her/him to work with you in finding a better suited role.
Post # 8
I stayed in a job I hated for 2 years. It was horrible pay, horrible benefits, a terrible boss, ridiculous hours, etc. There was absolutely nothing good about it. I was actively/hardcore looking and it took me over a year to find a new job. I would not leave unless you had something else lined up. People aren’t begging to hire people right now.
Post # 9
I have done this many times. After a few months or years got sick of a job and moved on. And sometimes you find out it could be worse. But, sometimes you could find something better. Just think about what you really enjoy and wait until you find something you would like. In the meantime i would satuy at your current job.
Post # 10
I personally would stay until I found another job. In fact, this exact same thing happened to me. I was at my job for 3 years and hated it for the last year, but I stuck it out and waited for something better to come along. I actually considered walking out without securing another job first on a few particularly bad workdays, but ultimately I stayed because I had to pay the bills.
Post # 11
@AmeliaBedelia: I agree. My husband has been out of work for over 6 months now and only had four interviews. It’s not the time to leave something because you hate it. I say this as someone who also hates her job and has actually cried it’s so bad.
Post # 12
I would stay simply for the fact that you are more likely to be hired if you are employed than unemployed.
I am in the same boat right now in that I hate my job, but it took me more than a year to find it and I won’t walk away until I have something else so I won’t be unemployed.
Post # 13
that all depends. what kind of jobs are you talking about? personally, I wouldn’t want too many short-term jobs on my resume. in my career field, I would worry that it would make me look like a flake.
it’s hard work – and expensive – to hire and train new employees, they don’t want to hire somebody who they suspect would leave them too soon (unless it’s supposed to be short term work).
don’t forget that also, when you’re interviewing, they often ask why you left your former jobs.
Post # 14
i agree with janie-janie, it looks better to have that longevity in your career assignments. i’d stick with it until you find your dream job, unless you happen upon one that you wouldn’t mind putting in a few years at
Post # 15
I would stay until I found a new job, mainly because as someone who hired people, I would ask a person who was applying after just getting a new job why they needed to leave so soon.
Also, if it is just the work you don’t like, can you talk to your boss about some changes to your current position?