I think I want to quit

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    Oct 14, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    I know it's insane, but I think I'd like to quit the job I've had for all of ten months. There are loads of hostile employees and favoritism. The job market isn't exactly on fire right now... Probably the only thing holding me back.
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    Oct 14, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    Put your resume out on Monster and take it easy.
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    Oct 14, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
    We are motivated to change when we have the right combination of desire and pain.

    Consider upping your desire to be in an environment where you are happier.

    Remember, "1 year" is a resume item. Generally, jobs of less than a year look as flaky as a Napoleon.
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    Oct 14, 2012 7:40 AM GMT
    From experience... Try to tough it out. Start actively networking and looking to find another job. Put your resume on Monster, jobs.com, careerbuilder, and set up a LinkedIn account to begin building a job network. Have someone look at and help you tweak your resume.

    Open yourself up to the possibility of a job change.It may sound odd, but it is harder to find a job when you're unemployed than when you are employed, so unless it becomes completely unbearable try to stick with it.
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    Oct 14, 2012 11:19 AM GMT
    That's life...but you can find a new job and new people to annoy you, or make them best of what you got and learn to work with these people. Few people are free from the work related stressors mentioned in them OP. Though, when you learn to deal, any job can be a pleasure....
  • booboolv

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    Oct 14, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    I can relate, OP. I love my job, but most of the peeps there are backstabbing, lazy, incompetent boobs. One thing that keeps me motivated,aside from rent and groceries, is sometimes I wonder if people at work perceive me any differently.
    If it helps any, I suspect most people don't really like either the work their doing or at least the people they work with. Hang in there buddy! It is just work, not your life.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 14, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    I cannot stress this enough: find another job before you leave your current one! You have no way to know how long until you find your next job, and the foresight looks good to a potential employer.

    You'll have to wait to find the new job anyways, so you may as well earn some money in the interim.
  • BoostToChase

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    Oct 14, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    I left a job after 9 months because in spite of its promise to be an immersive learning experience, it was an awful job with a very toxic employee morale situation and a micromanaging boss. I haven't looked back once.
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    Oct 14, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    mikeinslc saidI know it's insane, but I think I'd like to quit the job I've had for all of ten months. There are loads of hostile employees and favoritism. The job market isn't exactly on fire right now... Probably the only thing holding me back.


    I agree, it's best to look while you're employed than unemployed. You simply look more attractive to interviewers.

    I'd venture to say we'd all had this feeling at least once at work. I sure have. I was hired for one position, only to be leveraged into another that I am not good at. It was devastating.

    Long story, but I toughed it out and I'm back to where I started, which is a good thing. I think everyone has some kind of issues at work, whether it be working conditions, employee issues, being overworked, etc. Make sure you think long and hard about such a decision. Resigning out of anger/frustration is a huge mistake.
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    Oct 14, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    *how do you go on interviews for other jobs if your job is like 9 am tp 6 pm? I don't think most companies do interviews on Saturdays.

    *I read somewhere that it's better to be not working, be relaxed and network job hunt rather than work an extremely stressful job where you have to deal with so many negatives.

    *the way I see it, you're an asset to the company, if they're assholes to you eventually you will be shut down and be mentally disturbed. This is not really worth it. You have to look out for your health/well-being first and foremost.

    *I'd say quit if it's affecting your mental health and you have the financial means to do it. Good luck.


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    Oct 14, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
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    Oct 14, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    nothing beats being your own boss =D

    get a loan and start your own biz in something that you really LIKE or LOVE

    you may LOVE knitting but it wont make you much $ so be practical and realistic about what you want to do

    research it - take action - start a website - location location location

    if anything take the emotions out of the workplace and again, b realistic