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When should you quit your job

A read that will skip money expectations, living cost, work schedule and whatever financial element.

Every time I tackle this topic, people just split in two: they are either afraid of a change and keep living in a loop of frustration, either saying: do it. Just do it (like Shia LaBeouf).

I thought about writing a few lines about how it was in my case: what p̶u̶s̶h̶e̶d̶ motivated me to quit my job and what the hack am I doing from now on. (Just for the record, I signed my resignation a few days ago and recorded it. Feels good.)

With my love of risk and disregard for society perfect-life-standards and after a few years of having what some would call a “good job in a great city”, the thought of making a change came to me.

If I’d be a drama queen, I could go for a “tears of frustration rolled down her cheeks” version, but usually I fail at these kind of phrases. There will be simpler ones.

But, you know the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something; unable to progress and your repeated attempts to introduce changes? If you don’t, I hope you’ll never have to. :) The point is that 36% of employees would give-up $5000 in salary to be happier at work. Shocking, huh?

Might not seem important after a few months, but in a few years of accumulated thoughts this might go quite bad.

Besides the ups and downs and you get used with, there is this “wake-up. work. eat. sleep. repeat.” schedule. Not because you work too much. But you get so tired of doing the same thing day after day. Week after week. Or for years. You just don’t have the mood to go out and see the others. Doing a sequence of actions regularly followed, makes your brain stay together (at least this is the motivation for a while).

If you still did not quit, my last reason (and the most important one) is quite simple. To create new things, I need fresh people around me, challenges to chase and fight with. And a city where one can feel like on a playground for grown-ups.

I would say that this is The End, but this is a “work in progress” story. Got some challenges in a new city, the resignation process goes well and I still don’t have a place to stay(no pressure). But a change is needed from time to time in a career path. And now it is just the time to open the door to a new chapter.

This is pretty much it. If you have any recommendations, shoot. If not, click heart!

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