10 reasons not to quit your job

Ten reasons not to quit your job

finding a reason not to quit your job is easier than you think

top ten reasons to stay on

Men and women work for various reasons, the main ones being:

1. to make money (to secure food and shelter)

2. to kill boredom

3. to interact with the world

4. to learn skills

5. to climb the social ladder

6. for recognition

7. for the satisfaction the completed tasks bring

8. to forget about their other worries

9. to help others

10. to change something in this world

For most of these reasons, a job used to be the perfect answer. However, seasons have changed. Now there are countless alternatives. Working from home is feasible to many individuals. Starting your own business is harder, but not impossible. For those established in their fields, switching from employment to self-employment is relatively easy. Therefore, for many of us, we would in fact need a good reasons not to quit our jobs. Here is the list of my top ten.

1. your spouse is home all day (you might end up trying to murder each other).

2. your teenage children are home all day (you might end up trying to murder them).

3. your neighbor's gorgeous spouse is home all day and you are married (that might get you into serious trouble).

4. your in-laws live around the block (that's more than obvious)

5. you haven't got a clue what to do next while on the job and you still haven't got a clue what to do next after you have quited.

6. you can't find the "power-on" key on your computer.

7. you think "vista" is a credit card, "tablet" is a pill and "SEO" is the deputy to the "CEO".

8. you work in one of the five biggest American banks (don't miss the golden handshake which should be coming any time).

9. you never go to your office even when you are on the job.

10. if your first name is Hilary, and you are a famous Clinton.

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Lisa Lisa 7 years ago

Bensen... you are Ahtanakaya!

Maybe in your little world, but many want to get off of the rat race.

Your Top 10 are crazy

1. to make money (to secure food and shelter)

...is that all you are concerned about... money...?

2. to kill boredom

Got a hobby? then try talking to yourself

3. to interact with the world.

Oh yeah with your twitter account... duh

4. to learn skills

What skills...people skills... "You want a hot apple pie with that chocolate shake"?

5. to climb the social ladder

society is way too fubarred... I'm am not kissing anyones ass dotie.

6. for recognition

I dont get it now... when will I get it... when I'm dead like Michael Jackson

7. for the satisfaction the completed tasks bring

Like I finally got that stupid spreadsheet done for the boss who never saids thank you.

8. to forget about their other worries

Who is "their"? I'll have less worries when I find a sugar daddy.

9. to help others

especially the ones who took my tax $$ to buy GM... I want my Car!

10. to change something in this world

You are not changing "Jack".. are you a politician?


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Hi Lisa Lisa,

thanks for commenting on this article. Yes, Ahtanakaya is my middle name. I wish I knew what that meaned though.


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Shepherd's Lamb 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

I could really use some advice from anyone who can give it. I started a job just weeks ago. I absolutely love the job and the people I work with. In the last couple of weeks, however, when I pose a question to one particular co-worker, he says "you're over-thinking and stressing yourself out". No one else says such things and I don't feel stressed out. If anything, his consistency in telling me this stresses me out. He's often given me answers that are not correct, and has told me not to go outside our Dept with questions. I told him I only go outside the Dept when things are urgent and NO ONE is in the office to answer the needs of the Client. Then he says, "nothing is urgent". This person is not my manager, seems to treat me as a freshman and I'm irritated with him. I try to avoid asking questions of him, but it's now known because it got back to me that he shared his "opinion" of me with others in the Dept. Now, I'm worried for my job...that I'll be told I'm not a good fit. What do you think I should do? I don't want to bring this up to my Manager to be a "problem employee". I'm just hoping I can let this roll off my back, tolerate it and keep my job.


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Benson Yeung 6 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Shepherd's Lamb

Concentrate on what really matters, like learning everything you can about your job. If you do that, it wouldn't be long before your job loses you, rather than vice versa.

Best of luck and thanks for commenting.


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Shepherd's Lamb 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

Good advice. 'Don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff' :-) Thank you.


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Benson Yeung 6 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear Shepherd's Lamb,

thanks for returning. All the best.

Benson


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WriterDJ 5 years ago

nice hub, very funny...

I'm in the middle consideration now of quit my job or being full online worker. Doing both I feel not make a maximum output in both...


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Benson Yeung 5 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear WriterDJ,

it's nice to be able to invest your time into something you enjoy doing.


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

To Benson Yeung: Good hub but sometimes it is better to quit a job than to eventually get fired because you are totally sick of a job. It takes courage to quit a detestable job-no job is worth your soul nor sanity. If you hate and otherwise detest your job, QUIT!


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Benson Yeung 5 years ago from Hong Kong Author

hi gmwilliams,

I agree with you entirely. But 10 reasons to quit your job have been written up too many times.

Cheers.

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