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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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    You're in the right place for people like you.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    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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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeshoup View Post
    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?
    Is that you, son?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
    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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    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.
    Last edited by sknhgy; 01-04-10 at 06:50 PM.

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    +1 What Billy said.

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    Rationality is over rated.

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