Have you ever quit a job?

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  1. Relationshipc profile image91
    Relationshipcposted 6 years ago

    Have you ever quit a job?

    If you have, what kind of job was it and how did you feel after you quit? What did you do?

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  2. stanwshura profile image71
    stanwshuraposted 6 years ago

    Eons ago, I quit a job at an Air Force base child development center.  It was strictly an economic decision as the pay was just too low.  I already had another job lined up as a paraprofessional at an elementary school before I gave my notice.

    I felt badly, but also excited for this new opportunity to work with kids for greater pay.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's nice to have another job lined up, especially when it is a step up. It makes it easier to give your notice for sure.

  3. Bishop55 profile image92
    Bishop55posted 6 years ago

    When I was 18 I worked at a retirement home as an aide.  The place was over-ridden with abuse and neglect and made me sick.  I tried to report things I saw, but I think because of my age, I was not taken seriously.  They also messed up required Heb B shots I needed, I am negative but they had to do the series 2x.  So...anyhow...one day my friend said "wanna drive to Canada" and I said yes.  Called my employer and said "I quit"  ahh...the luxuries of youth!  We drove to Canada for the next week, smoked a lot of pot and stayed until we barely had the gas money to get home.   She's still a best friend, and I will never regret quitting that horrible job!  I only wish I could have kidnapped 80% of the residents!

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I hear you! I have worked at both hospitals and nursing homes, and the neglect is what made me leave those jobs as well. I'm amazed that you had the insight at 18 to see that...a lot of younger people are not that aware. Sounds like a fun quit!

  4. LoisRyan13903 profile image73
    LoisRyan13903posted 6 years ago

    Over 20 years ago I quit my job in the food service department in a nursing home.  The reason I quit was because I was hired at my current job.  I was getting over double the pay at my new job with a lot more benefits and many promotion opportunities

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image73
      LoisRyan13903posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I also quit selling Kirby Vacuums after 3 days.  That type of pushy sales is not my cup of tea

    2. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, double the pay would do it! And I have found that it takes a unique individual to work in any type of pushy sales job.

  5. sarahmoose profile image75
    sarahmooseposted 6 years ago

    I have had a few jobs, so have some experience of resignations! I did have a sales job that I lasted 3 days in, and I rang in and told them I hated it. They were quite happy with my honesty, so that was something. I also worked for Capital One, but in the payment assistance (i.e. debt collection) department. The hours were rubbish, the pay wasn't great, and I hated the constant outbound calling when most people didn't want to talk to you anyway. Although, I am now fed up of this job too... and leaving in the summer to train as a teacher :-)

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't be able to do the outbound calling and deal in negative situations all day - what a drag. Good luck with your training!

  6. german83 profile image63
    german83posted 6 years ago

    I quit a job 2 times... It was always to a better job, and in both plaves they understood that. The feeling after quitting is a little bit strange, and the doubts if you are doing the right thing appear. But in both cases I had no regrets...

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's true. Even if the jobs sucks, you still feel awkward, weird, fearful of leaving it. I was saying to my husband that the feeling just means change is coming, and that's a good thing!

    2. WalterPoon profile image73
      WalterPoonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Relationshipc, I changed jobs 9 times and I thought that was a lot until I saw Billybuc's profile that says he had changed 26 jobs before he finally retired!!!

    3. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. Well, my husband is right on Billy's trail.

  7. LisaKoski profile image93
    LisaKoskiposted 6 years ago

    I was a cashier at my last job (my last retail job ever actually). I was yelled at in front of a line of customers for spending too much time helping an elderly woman in a wheelchair get all of her bags in order after I checked her out. I was sick of it, had a better job already waiting for me elsewhere, and decided after clocking off that day that I just wasn't coming back. Felt so good to finally be done with that sort of nonsense.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yelled at for being compassionate? Wow. Not the kind of job I would want to be at either. I can imagine the relief you felt.

  8. Shaddie profile image93
    Shaddieposted 6 years ago

    I have quit 5 jobs in my lifetime so far, 2 dog kennels and 3 pet stores. One of them I left because the owner was not paying me, one I left because it was extremely stressful and the boss was crazy, one I left because after 4 years I got bored of retail, one I left because the owner was attempting to traffic wildlife (and I called the Fish & Wildlife on her), and then the last one I quit was simply due to locale.

    I have felt good about leaving every job so far. In fact, I love quitting jobs. It is such a high, and I've never had much trouble finding another one.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I feel a connection to you - I've quit 3 daycare/kennels and 1 pet food store. smile I agree, quitting allows you to dump built up stress and move on to something better. It's hard to see anything past the stress or anger when you are at a job you hate.

  9. Rachna Rai profile image57
    Rachna Raiposted 6 years ago

    I quit my first job (in the telecom sector) as my Customer Service department got shifted to somewhere else and we were given the option to move into Sales department. I was not interested in moving to Sales department, so I quit the job and decided to pursue my MBA.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great reason to quit your job!

  10. WalterPoon profile image73
    WalterPoonposted 6 years ago

    What a question! If anyone were to answer no, he or she must really be a rare breed.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My mother could answer no. She went to college to become an x-ray technician and didn't work before then and she has never quit her job. Plus some people get let go instead of quit - I know I've been there. So it's not THAT rare. smile

  11. skys profile image60
    skysposted 6 years ago

    If my life I did job rarely but whenever I did, I quit only twice. Job was good, I was all in all but I wanted to continue my studies and the other reason was, my girlfriend wasn't happy. So, I left job while my employer wasn't allowing me.

 
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