Let’s say that you hate your job and can’t handle it any more. You’re at the breaking point and you want to get out. What do you do? Should you quit your job? Should you shut up and just be happy that you have a job?
Last week we looked at the dark side of following your passions. Today’s all about quitting and getting out of a job that you can’t handle.
Let’s start off by looking at quitting your job to see if it’s even the right move for you.
What are some signs that you should quit your job?
So now you know when to quit or when it’s time to think about moving on.
Knowing that you have a problem is usually the first (and most important) step to making some changes. Then reality sinks in and a plethora of other thoughts hit you.
How do you deal with the common issues? What do you need to think about before quitting?
You don’t want to be homeless. Being tired at work beats the alternative- being broke and unable to buy any decent food.
It’s easy for any blogger to go online to brag about how many emails they have and how they follow their passions. The reality is that most of you reading this have real bills to deal with. You have real responsibilities that you can’t escape from.
Before you even ponder quitting, you must seriously think about how you plan on covering your bills. What will you do for money now? What’s your plan to make a buck or two?
One of my good friends wanted to quit his job for the longest time but just couldn’t do it because of his student loans. He then decided to save up one year worth of loan payments in his savings account so that he could still meet his student loan obligations after he quit.
He was able to quit his job and still pay his student loans on time. This is the smart way to do it. You don’t want to get nailed with late fees or any penalties.
Debt will always play a role in your ability to quit. This is why you must factor in your debt (consumer, student loans, and home mortgage) before you quit your job.
What are you going to do all day? Aside from traveling and going on trips, you still need to figure out how to spend the majority of your time. How will your time fly by?
My one buddy who quit his job found himself doing nothing all day. He went from hustling constantly to sleeping in past lunch. After a few months he snapped and went back to work to keep his sanity. He found that for his happiness, he needed to work and do something productive.
Before you hand in your two weeks notice you might want to create a plan for how you’re going to spend your days.
That’s what you need to plan before making the decision to quit your job.
Time to answer the question: should you quit your job if you hate it?
Yes. Yes you should definitely quit.
Now hold up. Don’t freak out jsust yet. I realize that I’m 24 and don’t have a family. I don’t want to come off like a hypocrite.
I’m a huge proponent of two different strategies when it comes to planning your exit strategy.
What are the two best ways to quit your job in the near future?
Now you’re ready to quit your job.
I would love to hear from anyone that has quit a job recently. How did you do it? How much planning was involved?
What about those of you that want to quit. What are you going to do to ensure that you can quit soon?
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