Would you leave your Job for peace of mind?

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  1. LadyFiddler profile image77
    LadyFiddlerposted 10 years ago

    Would you leave your Job for peace of mind?

    If you have a GOOD paying job that you once enjoyed but for the past two years thing have changed and now you feel as though you are working in  concentration camp. Managers don't stand up for you, almost no one can be trusted...... you are very demotivated and don't even feel to go to work. Would you leave through a Voluntary Separation Employment Package least you go off your rockers?


  2. jaydawg808 profile image82
    jaydawg808posted 10 years ago

    No........and while all those reasons are good enough, I'd have to think about paying the mortgage, food, utilities, etc. that need to get paid from my GOOD paying job.  Sure, I'd rather leave, but sometimes you just can't do it.

    1. LadyFiddler profile image77
      LadyFiddlerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good morning Jaydawg thanks for your answer reasonable enough but depending on your financial status and the amount of years u r working the VSEP can cover that or you can start your own business. Unlike me I have no mortgage etc to pay smile

  3. Sparklea profile image58
    Sparkleaposted 10 years ago

    Yes...I would, and I did.  I took an early incentive...if I had stayed a few more years I would have had a bigger pension, that's for sure...but yes, I left for peace of mind.

    Because I had earned a lot of vacation time, I was able to leave a few weeks earlier to use it.  Therefore my last day turned out to be New Year's Eve.  How great it was to start New Year's Day knowing I did not have to return to work!

    Yes, I took a pay cut.  But I adjusted.  The way I see it, if one dreads going to work on Monday morning, it is a terrible way to live.  The job was hectic and busy, but I could not stand the environment...mood swings...never knowing what kind of day it was going to be.  I saw my coworkers more than I did my own family...so it was as if I were living with them. 

    I once calculated how many hours of time were wasted in misery, if one worked say 25 years and hated every minute of it.  Then I thought about the art of being alive.  Is this the way I was created to live? 

    I can contest that there is nothing like peace of mind. If someone hates their job, he/she might consider what a waste of life it is to be miserable every day for years.

    I have never regretted leaving my job when I did.  I know I made the right decision.  I look forward to doing my four loves: reading, writing, walking  and the movies.  I believe we were created to live life to the fullest, which includes earning money doing something you love.  All of this is just my personal opinion.

    Thank you for this great question.  Blessings Sparklea wink

    1. LadyFiddler profile image77
      LadyFiddlerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sparklea good day to you thanks for sharing your worklife with us I appreciate it we can all learn from each other someway or the other. Yes I share your sentiments clearly am on the same page. God will make a way somehow

  4. profile image0
    Sri Tposted 10 years ago

    Yes, because there is always something better. As a matter of fact, it is a sign to move on to something better. It means a bigger and better door is available. If you don't see that door, then it means create one. As far as peace, it is a matter of what kinds of thoughts one thinks. Wherever you go, you are responsible for the kinds of thoughts you are thinking. There is no escape from that.

    1. LadyFiddler profile image77
      LadyFiddlerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sri thanks for coming by and for your wonderful comment. Yes that's true but you don't feel or think peaceful when you are in war zone if the environment is horrid your thoughts long for peace.

  5. tsadjatko profile image67
    tsadjatkoposted 10 years ago


    Well yes, but don't be hasty. I know someone who just went through this very same situation. Perhaps sharing what he did may be helpful to your situation.
    First he had some other issues going on in his life...migraine headaches and a failed relationship. It was difficult determining whether the problem was the job or was his other problems making the job worse. The result in his situation was anxiety attacks and depression. He had worked at the job for ten years with a migraine headache problem the whole time and another relationship break up years ago but never experienced the depression and attacks before. He finally realized that the job changes in recent years, similar to what you describe in your job, were probably the problem.
    So this was a big company he worked for. They had recently bought another company in their business in another state. A little investigation revealed that business in that state was managed differently and he could transfer to the other state remaining with the same company.
    The next step he took was to take a three month family leave to help care for his father (who was on disability) who lived in that other state and he moved in with him for the three months. His idea was that he would leave the old company no matter what at the end of the family leave but during that time he was able to "escape", rest and apply for a position with the same company in the new state (or with another company if they had no openings). Near the end of the three months he landed a transfer to the new company, was feeling much better and went back to the old company for two weeks to tie up loose ends there and finish his transfer. He kept all his seniority, health coverage  and benefits and even got a pay raise he was due at this time.
    I don't know if any of this is helpful but before you quit be sure to exasperate all your options. In my friend's case taking the family leave enabled him the time to reevaluate his situation and be sure he was not making a rash decision he would regret later. He made some time for introspection into his job and his life which helped him to be sure he was making the right decision. He is now in new surroundings making new friends and working in a healthier environment.Fortunately he didn't have to lose anything to make the change. He has support of family and their friends nearby in his new job and that is important to consider too. It's working out great for him, I hope whatever you decide to do works for you too.

    1. LadyFiddler profile image77
      LadyFiddlerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The company I work is big also I have weighed out many options , I asked for a transfer and that and all seems to be a problem so I am to the end of my witts. We don't get 3 months family leave here.......thanks 4 ur comment dear

  6. thumbi7 profile image61
    thumbi7posted 10 years ago

    No I will not quit my job. I have to think about all the bills I have to pay at the end of the month.
    I also don't believe that if I quit this job and join somewhere else things are going to be alright. When people have different interests there will be conflicts and that can happen anywhere. So why to leave  a well-paying job?

    1. tsadjatko profile image67
      tsadjatkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The question is whether you'd stay even if staying was so bad you'd have no peace of mind.  I see your points though, well paying jobs always have drawbacks, whose to say you wouldn't be going from the frying pan into the fire.

    2. LadyFiddler profile image77
      LadyFiddlerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ye that's true thumb17 but money isn't everything if the Job starts to affect your nervous system and your mental staying won't do u any Good. Because if u go crazy/insane money can't bring that back, u may get a temporary relief through pills.......


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