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I quit my job...

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by SlotMonster, Nov 11, 2008.

    Nov 11, 2008
  1. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster SoftSwiss Representative webmeister

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Somewhere in eternity
    Well, it was very hard decision, but it was really a 'must', because my co-workers (and especially my manager) were just killing me with their amateurishness, lust for power, and with total incomprehension about what they have to do in order to provide high-quality service to their customers. Maybe I'm too biassed, or upset, but it is true.
    But in spite of all these troubles I look ahead with hope and optimism :) Whatever has happened - it leads you to the best time! And I have 4 job offers to date!!!
    And you? Have you ever changed your job? It would be a pleasure if you share your experience :)
     
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  2. Nov 11, 2008
  3. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    In the Beautiful South !!
    i have found that if your not happy with your job, it always follows you home and affects your personal life, our life on this earth is to short not to do what we love and earn a decent living in the long run, your a very smart person, so i expect you will find another job that suits you best and where you will be much happier............................laurie:)
     
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  4. Nov 11, 2008
  5. babs7262

    babs7262 Banned User

    Occupation:
    On Disability,p/t online slots reviewer
    Location:
    PA
    Wow,

    Thats a loaded question. Do you have about a year to read slotmonster??
    I have had so many jobs in my life that I can literally talk to anyone about anything . I pretty much covered most of the industries of the world LMAO

    Most of my reasons for always leaving were the same as yours....people acting like they know everything and making poor decisions just because they can. I cant list ALL of my jobs and reasons for leavings but I can share a few. I really think you have to wake up in the morning and "want" to go to work, if you dont, you wont be happy in the end. You spend more time with ppl you work with than you do your own family so its very important to be happy with the ppl you work with. There was nothing I hated more than corporate america(big companies with tons of people in their cubicles) I also preferred jobs with no cap. Its funny but with all of the nice jobs I had, waiting on tables in a fine dining rest was my favorite. The money was endless, tax free (for the most part), worked with diff people everyday, worked short hours and always had 3 days or more off a week.

    If your a likable person, you will ALWAYS find work. I even wrote a short brochure on how to get a job. I got just about every job I went for. LOL...My dad use to say "you always get the job, its keeping them i worry about" LOL

    Heres a list of my most memorable jobs:

    Equitable Life: Ins claims adjuster for the executives at BorgWarner

    NYT Cable TV: Customer Service Rep

    Travel Agent: went to school, got cert and lasted 3 weeks LOL (boring, beacuse I got stuck with Montgomery Ward Executive business trips)

    Pharmacy Tech: Got certified, loved it!!! Did everything pharmacist did because Rite Aid was poor at keeping them. They let me go because I opened and started filling scripts before Pharm got there. He was an hour late and store manager told me to start LOL. Went on the Eckerd, didnt get to do what I was hired for and left. Worked at a big company where I actually got to make drugs (mixing etc) but it was like a factory job and I got bored quickly. I really loved RiteAid

    Fine Dining Server: Loved it Loved it!! lasted a long time, made great money , only worked 20 hours a week and netted $500 a week. Bad Back and Disability set it

    Property Manager: This was my last job before I got too sick to work. I still live here and really enjoyed help finding homes for ppl. I always felt bad for the ppl I had to turn down though. That part was tough

    This was just a short list LMAO. I just feel you got to get out there and experience everything so you have more in common with people when you meet them plus you have more knowledge about how things are run.

    Its not like the old days. Today, you gotta go where the money is. They dont really have pensions anymore anyway unless your a cop or union guy
     
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  6. Nov 11, 2008
  7. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster SoftSwiss Representative webmeister

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Somewhere in eternity
    wow, thank you babs :thumbsup:
    what a great experience :notworthy
     
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  8. Nov 12, 2008
  9. bryand

    bryand Beach Bum PABnonaccred mm1

    Occupation:
    Legal
    Location:
    Just Across the Hudson River
    Thanks for the topic SlotMonster. I too recently quit a fairly high-salary, high-benefit job for some of the same reasons. Ethics at work really (as if I'm the authority on moral fitness...lol). 10 days and no job offer but I'm confident things will improve. Good luck with your 4 offers!
     
  10. Nov 12, 2008
  11. Luigi810

    Luigi810 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Age 12, I was selling water ice and ice cream until 16
    Age 16, I was working for medical copy service until 21
    Age 21, I worked for a law firm, until 27
    Age 27, I opened up a cleaning business, cleaning for real estate office,
    which included empty apts. and the building themselves.
    Age 35, I was able to retire, JUST from all the cleaning I did..
    Age 43, Do my reading at casinomeister :notworthy
     
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  12. Nov 12, 2008
  13. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    You guys keep in mind too that if you did quit over "job related reasons" it is more than likely that you can qualify to draw unemployment insurance benefits...something you should look in to...Good luck to both of you guys !! :cool:
     
  14. Nov 12, 2008
  15. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    Respect :notworthy

    I admire folks who start with nothing and achieve success by talent, determination and sheer hard work.
     
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  16. Nov 12, 2008
  17. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster SoftSwiss Representative webmeister

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Somewhere in eternity
    In our country unemployment benefit = 23$/month...no comments...
     
  18. Nov 12, 2008
  19. slotbret

    slotbret Dormant account

    Occupation:
    liberal
    Location:
    France
    Well, I have a short experience of leaving a job but it was very difficult to live.
    At the beginning of my career, I found my first job as a buyer/manager in a large company, I was only 24 and had to manage people who were 50 years old.
    After 2 years of activity, I was fired without any good reason except that all young recently employed were fired at the same time. It has beeen very difficult to accept this and it took me some monthes to find a new job in another activity. I am now doing truck renting and I enjoy it. Nobody to manage, freedom during the day and I earn more than my first job!!!
     
  20. Nov 12, 2008
  21. dalzilla

    dalzilla Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Purchasing manager
    Location:
    Known center of universe-Texas!
    Leaving my job-planned for 2009

    In 1996 I took a severance package from a company because didn't want to move from Texas to Ft. Lauderdale; the company was not exactly stable financially hence my decision to take the package. With a minimal amount of cash and lots of hope, I headed for Silicon Valley. Literally fell into a job and great place to buy because in right place at right time. Since there was no planning involved, I'm going to say it was all just dumb luck. :D Turns out to have been one of the best moves I ever made.

    Then in 2002 just before the Valley went bust I left it with some savings and headed back to Texas. Messed around at temp jobs for a year and a half. When I found my current position it wasn't in my field (high-tech) but made the transition. Been at this company 4+ years.

    Now I am actively planning to leave my job in summer of 2009. When I am ready, I am going to give 4 weeks notice so that they can hire/transfer someone that I can train for my position. Bought some land on a lake in North Carolina last year; plan to build in next two or so. I will be leaving Texas without a job lined up unless some miracle occurs.

    I understand that my situations might be a little different but I believe the commonality we have is that you felt it was the right thing to do and that's what is important. And yes you took a risk but I believe it will be worth it.

    Best of luck to you!
     
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  22. Nov 12, 2008
  23. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    Slotmonster, the unemployment benefit compensation package is based on the state's requisite of earnings you had in previous quarters and is drawn out of that particular states coffers, so I remember you previously being in NY working or somewhere up there, so your benefit check would be based on that criteria...depending on what state you performed the work in, and sign up thru, the benefit checks can be upward of $1,000.00 per week depending on how much you were paid on your previous job.
     
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  24. Nov 13, 2008
  25. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    Just a personal observation, but having worked in both the corporate world and running my own company, I'll take the latter every time.

    An inordinate amount of time is wasted in office politics/relationship issues in corporates, especially the larger operations, and that can create stress and largely unproductive effort that has little to do with the real successful conduct of company business.

    When you're doing your own thing, most of that becomes irrelevant - your clients are your main focus with few distractions...and you know that you stand or fall by doing it right.

    If you can, go for your own business everytime, Slotmonster - its more rewarding in almost every sense.
     
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  26. Nov 13, 2008
  27. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster SoftSwiss Representative webmeister

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Somewhere in eternity
    You said it right, jetset. But I cannot (or I wouldn't) go for my own business for some reasons:
    1. I have no business acumen.
    2. I have no money to start my own business, and there is no possible ways to get it. I mean here in Belarus.
    3. There are too many taxes, fees and charges for private industry. Our government too greedy, too conservative and too short-sighted to allow private industry to grow up. :mad:
    4. I have many professional skills and working experience (almost 5 years) in software testing and can easily find a good job (well, I almost found it ).
     
  28. Nov 13, 2008
  29. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    I understand...and wish you good luck...it's perhaps something you can do in the future when conditions are more favourable. :thumbsup:
     

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