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Old 01-04-10, 02:43 PM   #1
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Voluntarily Unemployed - Am I Crazy?

I put in my two weeks notice last week at my current job. Nothing against my employer, I just hate my job.

However, I have nothing lined up. Was going to go back to school, but not sure if that's happening yet.

I am looking for jobs, but man, the market is skinny right now.

Am I crazy?
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Old 01-04-10, 02:44 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-10, 02:45 PM   #3
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Depends on how horrible your last job was and your relative probability of getting a new job or being in school.
Here in Cali you don't get unemployment for voluntary departures from work.
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Old 01-04-10, 02:59 PM   #4
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Yes.

Your plan should always be:

1. Get job
2. Bitсh about job
3. Get better job
4. Repeat from #2

Anything else is nuts.
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Old 01-04-10, 03:10 PM   #5
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That depends on how stable you are financially, and how much you hated your job. If you only hated it a little bit, you'd better have a good spouse/bank account/something if you're going to quit. On the other hand, if your job made you want to kill yourself and others on a daily basis, perhaps it is worth a bit more of a risk. I personally wouldn't go your route, but then again I almost ended up unemployed one summer because I refused a job offer from a place I knew I didn't want to work at.
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Old 01-04-10, 03:19 PM   #6
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Yeah, probably am crazy.

I do hate my job though. The girlfriend told me to either stop complaining or do something about... so I did something about it.

I'm financially stable, and have enough in savings to survive for a few months. I'm pretty sure I'll be fine.

I'm just not used to the feeling. Since I turned 16, I've never had longer than two weeks of unemployment, and have always had one job lined up before I left my previous. Normally, I do these things sanely and rationally.
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Old 01-04-10, 03:29 PM   #7
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Yes.

Your plan should always be:

1. Get job
2. Bitсh about job
3. Get better job
4. Repeat from #2

Anything else is nuts.

guess I'm nuts then.
My plan....
1)get job
2) work butt off
3) save money
4) find beach and retire there
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I wish I had your courage. Good luck.
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Old 01-04-10, 03:47 PM   #9
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I wish I had your courage. Good luck.
House payments tend to temper courage....
The OP gave little info, so it's hard to guage. But it wasn't something I would do...
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I put in my two weeks notice last week at my current job. Nothing against my employer, I just hate my job.

However, I have nothing lined up. Was going to go back to school, but not sure if that's happening yet.

I am looking for jobs, but man, the market is skinny right now.

Am I crazy?
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Old 01-04-10, 05:31 PM   #11
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Before we had kids, before we had a house, I quit a job I hated without having anything else lined up. I did some freelance writing and photography for a while. It was liberating to walk in and quit, and when they asked where I was going I said "nowhere, I'm just quitting, I don't like this job"

I couldn't do it now, but it worked out ok. If you're reasonably industrious you'll find your way through it, and be happier eventually.
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If you're reasonably industrious you'll find your way through it, and be happier eventually.
That's how I'm feeling.
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Old 01-04-10, 07:25 PM   #13
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I quit a reliable job once with nothing lined up to go to.

Turned out for the best as this job was killing me - I was so stressed it was at times I was physically ill.

The relief I felt as I walked out of there (OK, I still had to work until the end of term) was fantastic.
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I've done what you've done in my younger days. Twice. During recessions. Back then I didn't worry about things like jobs and security so much. Yes, it was a little scary but things always turned out better than I expected.
Not really much difference between voluntary and involuntary U.E. There are A LOT of folks involuntarily unemployed right now.
Just be confident in yourself and you'll be fine.

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Old 01-05-10, 04:24 AM   #15
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+1 What Billy said.
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Rationality is over rated.
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