DOES ANYONE ELSE HATE THEIR JOB SO MUCH THAT THEY'RE THINKING OF QUITTING?

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    Mar 06, 2014 7:27 PM GMT
    I'VE AMASSED ENOUGH CAPITAL THAT I COULD RETIRE MODESTLY OR I COULD TAKE A JOB I DON'T DESPISE TO SUPPLEMENT MY INCOME. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
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    Mar 06, 2014 7:47 PM GMT
    If you can get a better job, get after it icon_smile.gif I'm in the same boat. My job is nothing but drama and the pay is crap. Just make sure that your next job is something you want to stick with. Having a job you hate to see everyday isn't all that healthy.
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:17 PM GMT
    Yes! Life is too short to be unhappy. The way I see it, you literally have nothing to lose.

    What if you stay where you're at? Then you die on top of a pile money that goes to someone else. You can't take it with you
  • Danskerb

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    Mar 06, 2014 9:43 PM GMT
    If you are lucky enough take an opportunity then you should do it. Even writing this thread out is enough reason to do it. You know you want to, why not!
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    Geee, just quit your job man and move on to something else. Life's just too short to bitch about work. I agreed with a couple guys on here. You're the only one that can better your situation.
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    I stuck out a bad job situation for far too long. (Partly I felt trapped because of the money and the job market.) But when I finally left, I couldn't figure out why on earth I didn't do it years earlier. What a huge waste of life!
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    Mar 06, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
    I quit my job over a year ago. It was a cushy job that paid a lot. But, I was unhappy due to the politics in this organization. So many people in administration who didn't have enough to do, so they meddle and get into other people's business where they didn't belong. It was scary to quit and work for myself as a contractor. But it was the BEST thing I ever did. I sleep better. And I'm so glad to have quit, unlike my other colleagues who remained shackled by the "golden handcuffs". They are paid a lot of money to keep them from looking anywhere else. If you're not happy and can afford to make a change for the better, then QUIT! Don't put up with the BS if you're not happy there!
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    Mar 06, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
    bxp011 saidIf you are lucky enough take an opportunity then you should do it. Even writing this thread out is enough reason to do it. You know you want to, why not!


    Why not? Cowardice! Since 2008 the job market sucked and I didn't want to be caught midstream.
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    Mar 06, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
    The timing on this is great. Yesterday i was offered a new job outside of the field I'm in. I countered with a few hundred dollars more per month than what they were offering ( to at least bring me closer to what i make now) and I haven't heard back form them… icon_confused.gif

    I hope i didn't blow it. I actually like what i do, but my market is shrinking fast and after 20 yes, I'm kinda bored. The new position will have 'short term pain, for long term gain", I hope..
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    Mar 07, 2014 1:33 AM GMT
    I started a new career path this week.
    Quit my 2 jobs for 1 new career.
    I get to have a life and so far I am very happy with my decision.
    Life is to short to be that unhappy.
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    Mar 07, 2014 1:53 AM GMT
    This is a beautiful thing. You have made the moves that have given you the power of choice. Go for it - live life fully.
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    Mar 07, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    At least take a sabbatical - in a country that will stretch your dollars like Panama or Argentina.
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    Mar 07, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    yep
    sense this time last year I've quit and or walked off 4 jobs.
    -We are all hopping you'll finally tell your dad to shove it up his ass.
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    Mar 07, 2014 2:47 AM GMT
    This job is making you yell at people online. Quit ASAP.
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    Mar 07, 2014 2:57 AM GMT
    If you do quit, before you quit verify your numbers very carefully. Figure that you'll probably live into your 90s with today's life expectancies and medicines, and add in the cost of living increases, inflation, etc.
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    Mar 07, 2014 5:13 AM GMT
    Quit that shit

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    Mar 07, 2014 6:31 AM GMT
    I've done it already and would do it again.

    There are those who'll tell you to run the numbers and make sure the finances are there and think of your future blah blah blah blah.

    If you're in a position that is causing you to hate it, then yes plan but at some point you just have to take the plunge with full faith that everything will work out.

    When I left my corporate position of 16 years, I had about 2 years of cash in the bank and I drained my 401K. My mental and physical well being were more important. As scared and fearful as I was, on a deeper level I figured somehow some way I'd make it.

    The Universe has got your back, take the leap and build your wings on the way. Don't stay for predictable comfortable misery.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Mar 07, 2014 6:38 AM GMT
    if you hate your job so much fine another one. i never understood why people stayed at a job that they hated. i definitely do not understand why you are still at a job you hate because you have saved up enough money to leave it. hell you have saved up enough money to retire. that baffles me
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    Mar 07, 2014 1:46 PM GMT
    bri_66 saidI started a new career path this week.
    Quit my 2 jobs for 1 new career.
    I get to have a life and so far I am very happy with my decision.
    Life is to short to be that unhappy.


    I did this about 4 years ago. Best decision I've ever made. I actually make considerably more money now than I was making working two jobs.

    There are things more important than money, but I've learned that, as cliche as it sounds, following your heart is the way to go and things may work out even better in the end.

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    Mar 09, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
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    bri_66 saidI started a new career path this week.
    Quit my 2 jobs for 1 new career.
    I get to have a life and so far I am very happy with my decision.
    Life is to short to be that unhappy.


    I did this about 4 years ago. Best decision I've ever made. I actually make considerably more money now than I was making working two jobs.

    There are things more important than money, but I've learned that, as cliche as it sounds, following your heart is the way to go and things may work out even better in the end.



    This x 100!!!!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 09, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidif you hate your job so much fine another one. i never understood why people stayed at a job that they hated. i definitely do not understand why you are still at a job you hate because you have saved up enough money to leave it. hell you have saved up enough money to retire. that baffles me
    Because it is not easy to find another job. This is the lousy situation I am in right now. I have been working at a small private auditing/bill paying firm for 12 years, the pay is crappy and the work environment is mediocre. Better jobs are very scarce and when there are openings, the competition is very intense. So it is not so easy to quit a shitty, dead end job and go find something better. It is still an employers job market unfortunately. I was considering oil field opportunities in North Dakota but I have seen a lot of negative press about the oil boom out there even though the pay is awesome. I am skeptical about the oil field opportunities in North Dakota but I cannot live on this paycheck to paycheck lifestyle for very much longer. I am getting too old for this low wage, dead end bullshit. Plus my hours are being cut to a point of becoming a part time employee.
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    Mar 13, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    tuffguyndc said
    Because it is not easy to find another job.[EMPHASIS ADDED]


    Tuggguyndc hit the nail on the head! I want to be able to travel, go out, and enjoy life, but to realistically do so I'd need to get at least a part time consulting gig.