Should I quit my job?

Should I quit my job?

CaliGirl CaliGirl
Should I quit my job I'm miserable at before I find a new one?
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yes
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No
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Other....explain.
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Total votes: 89 (84 voters)
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07/09/2012
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ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
you would be nuts too!!!! work hard to get a new one then quit
07/09/2012
Antipova Antipova
For lots of reason, stay at this job even if you're miserable until you've secured a new job.

The most obvious reason is that you don't know how long it will take you to find a new one---if you are having a hard time finding one, and you run out of money before you're newly hired, you're going to have to settle for another job that you'll be just as miserable at for the spending cash.

And in addition to that, the people in charge of hiring at most businesses take the fact that you're already employed as a sign that you're a good and reliable worker. If you quit, even by your own choice, you'll come in from a position of "hi, I'm unemployed right now" and that's usually a strike against you, unfair as it may be.
07/09/2012
Life's Little Secrets Life's Little Secrets
It's always better to find a new job before you quit the one you have,this way no matter what your income is always guaranteed.
07/09/2012
G&L G&L
Not in this economy.
07/09/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
If you have means of supporting yourself for however long it takes to find something new, then just quit. A job isn't worth making yourself unhappy over.
07/09/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I'd find a new one first.
07/09/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
Being employed makes you more desirable to employers.
07/09/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
It depends on your financial security. I think you should get out of your current job as soon as possible, but if your salary goes towards basic survival (food, rent, utilities) then you should stay until you have a new one. If your salary is considered "extra" (i.e. your partner takes care of the necessities), leave ASAP.
07/09/2012
SoloJoe SoloJoe
Always find another job you dont want to be without work
07/09/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I would say to stay with it and see who is hiring.
07/09/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by CaliGirl
Should I quit my job I'm miserable at before I find a new one?
Even though it sucks, wait until you've secured another job.
07/09/2012
Peggi Peggi
I'm with Petite Valentine in that, it depends on your financial security. If you have enough money saved up to last you a good while and/or you have financial support from a partner, family, etc, then it is totally up to you.

If you are not secure, though, you should definitely start looking now and don't quit until you find a new one. I know from experience (I absolutely dreaded my last job to the point where I was hospitalized on several occasions from the stress) how it is to be at a job you absolutely HATE, but in this economy it is so difficult to find another job, and you are actually (according to some study done by some guys who may or may not be right) it is easier to find a job if you already have one.

I'm sorry that you are so miserable at your job though, that really sucks

Good luck and I hope you find a better one soon!
07/09/2012
g- g-
As a person who has job searched with a job and one who has searched without a job, I can tell you that employers are much more likly to hire Someone who is currently employed while searching.
07/09/2012
MGDavicnigirl MGDavicnigirl
I'm going to go against the grain. I stayed in a job that I hated for years. I woke up miserable, sick to my stomach every day that I had to go into work. I loathed my boss, found the work gratifying, had reached the top of my pay grade, and there was nothing else left for me. Three days before Christmas I quit. I felt sick over quitting, but it set me free.

I can't say this loud enough, but its' just a job - your life is too short to spend 8+ hours a day somewhere you are miserable at.

Being miserable with your job impacts your relationships, your health, your sex life, everything. If you think about it that way, you spend way more than 8 hours a day on the job. There's also commute time, downtime that you spend thinking about work, etc.

Take it from someone who has BTDT, get out now. A new opportunity will come along.
07/09/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Sweetie, always have a back-up in case everything falls through. You really should find another job before quitting the terrible one. I wouldn't want you to have to go through being unemployed during difficult times such as now. I really hope everything works out for you. Life is hard enough and terrible jobs can really make things worse; I know that from experience.
07/09/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
I definitely would not quit your job before finding a new one.
07/09/2012
dontbackdown02 dontbackdown02
NO!!! what if you can't find another job? Then your stuck with out any income.
07/09/2012
little miss kinky little miss kinky
Miserably bad at your job or miserable when you're there? I'm assuming the latter...

It's safer to find another job usually, lately, I've seen a lot of job ads that want you to be currently employed (which is so stupid).

But if you you hate your job because you don't feel safe/are being harassed or something like that, then you should document what's happening with your superiors and possibly quit before things get really ugly. Just speaking from personal experience.
07/09/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
Unemployment is going to make you just as miserable if you don't find a new job right away.
07/09/2012
Amber1319 Amber1319
Find a new one first. I hate mine but I'm making sure I have one to go to before I quit.
07/09/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
Unless it is something you feel is damaging to your mental/physical health or something is happening that isn't right.. you should try to stick with it as long as you can.
07/09/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
Wait until you have another one lined up.
07/09/2012
lovekink lovekink
I personally would wait until I had a new one.
07/09/2012
Noelle Noelle
Look for another, but if it is causing you mental anguish, do whatever you have to do (work more than one part time job) to get the hell outta there. I worked 12 yrs at a HORRIBLE job, and I still have to see a counselor over the trama I endured from it. I struggle moneywise now,( I was making $80,000 yr at that job)but am so much happier..
07/09/2012
lana.banana lana.banana
Quote:
Originally posted by ejrbrndps
you would be nuts too!!!! work hard to get a new one then quit
agreed
07/09/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I've done it and regretted it 6 months later when I was still unemployed...so I advise against it.
07/09/2012
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
I got fed up with my old job (working with a bunch of gossipy jerks) and quit at the end of my shift, not even putting-in a two weeks notice. I was out of work for a year and a half after that.
Find a new job before quitting the one you've got. Seriously.
07/09/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Like most everyone else said... don't quit until you get another job. It's not a wise idea unless you have backup funds and even then I just wouldn't risk it.
07/09/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
definately not u should look for another but i wouldnt quit my boyfriend has been looking for a job for 2 years with tons of experiance and he just found one
07/09/2012
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