6. Your Best Talents Could Save Your Life
If you know you’re good at something, turning those talents into job prospects doesn’t hurt. It won’t be easy, but it’s better than having nothing at all. @AliciasAProblem quit their job without a plan. However, instead of sitting on their hands, they offered their services as a babysitter. This ended up being the best decision for them.
Because of the network and rapport they built with other families, they ended up making enough money to keep them afloat until they found another full-time job that they loved. They may not rely on babysitting anymore, but they still do it now and again because it gives them some extra money.
5. A Job Isn’t Worth Your Mental Health
Everyone looks forward to being happy and stable at their job. They want it to be something fulfilling that they enjoy going to every day as part of their daily routine. It shouldn’t be something they dread going to, or else the work isn’t going to be worth it. So when @whereis_mo realized that their mental health wasn’t faring very well in the job they were in, they decided to get out.
They had a manager who constantly threatened to fire them over and over again. Maybe the manager was trying to motivate them to work harder, but this plan backfired because they ended up quitting right on the spot. Instead, they left and went to their local library to let off steam. That led to them finding a new career in music instead. Maybe that manager’s lousy attitude was why this person found a new career that they loved.
4. Sometimes It Takes A Bad Employer
It can take one bad moment for you to discover what you want out of life: to be respected, to work on your own schedule, or even to just be happy in your work. It took this person’s employer to make them realize what they wanted out of a job. Even with no savings in their pocket, they quit on the spot. @jh3yy headed out into the world to find what they were looking for.
Furthermore, they weren’t disappointed once they put the work in to find something that they loved. They didn’t settle for the first thing that came along and held out for what they wanted instead. The adrenaline rush of not knowing what was going to happen was certainly a kick in the pants. Yet it sounds like they had no regrets about the choices they made to get to where they are now.
3. It Pays To Stay Vigilant
It can be easy to get down on yourself, especially when it feels like nothing is going your way. But all of these shared stories have one thing in common: never giving up. Settling for a toxic environment is never the best choice. You have to persevere and stick with the search. That goes double even in the face of adversity to find what you’re looking for.
It’s a good idea to keep looking, even if nothing seems to be up your alley. It also doesn’t hurt to look in employment areas you’ve never considered before. You might be surprised to find how many skills you have that match their criteria that could land you that new job, like it did for @stefanotheone.
2. Have A Plan Ahead
@anilop offered some very sound advice. Firstly, they state to have some savings to rely on so that you’re not accepting the first job that comes your way. That could end up being a mistake if it ends up being another dead-end job. Even if you want to quit your job that very day, it might be better to wait a week or two until you have a few things in place to help you stay afloat.
Another good idea is to give yourself a grace period of at least three weeks where you’re not doing anything. That way, you can prepare your headspace for looking for another job. It sounds like a waste of time. However, you’d be better off having a clear head to find the job you love than to look for one in a panic. If you can help it, don’t accept the first one that crosses your path.
1. Quitting Becomes Easier To Do
Don’t think that just because you find the job, you love in the end that you have to stick with it. It’s quickly becoming a new trend for the next generation to routinely change jobs so that they can expand their talents and try out a variety of things they’ve never considered before.
As @Miss_Lillyrose can attest, they’ve already changed jobs three times. Then, they ended up becoming the owner of their own business. If the option is available to you and you have a great support system, take the plunge and start looking for a new job when you can. You might be surprised how much happier you can be somewhere else.