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you got a sweet gig going at the moment
I'm gonna look around a lot first but I do this for much longer.
I had no job for a bit then a rubbish job then an alright job.
I'm doing it again in a couple of months.
weigh it up
I did, because I hated it so much. I ended up owing my mum a shit load of money, and living at theirs for a month. Bad news.
I joined an agency and had a shit job within a week. I was in my early twenties and wasn't concerned what i earned.
Four years on he's still unemployed and now living with his parents.
I did it two months ago, when I broke up with my girlfriend and moved back in with my parents
but I had savings and was living with my folks\girl at those times.
I quit cusy public sector job doing nothing to go australia to study and travel but that dont count.
I quit graduate job at Siemens cos it sucked balls after 2 weeks.
I quit a job as a junior programmer to go live in LA for no reason at all when I was 25...long story. It was crap job though.
I quit 1 i had for 4 hours cos I didnt like the people.
Few months back I nearly quit again to move to Leeds but work liked me so let me work remote instead. I would still have quit though moved here then got a job.
If you got more than 10k and less than 16k in bank dont stress it.
lifes too short.
Just remind yourself that you'll be working till your 80 atleast. So you got 55 years to experience not being poor and hating yourself.
I moved back home with my parents,
then 9/11 happened.
DON'T DO IT!
.com bubble popped then 911 to boot. Slim pickings it was that year!
that band sure did suck. bad times
9/11 won't re-happen if you quit your job
as an umbrella designer. I had no job for 3 months but soon got a handle on a job.
is when people find out what you really do they'll be so dissapointed, I'd seriously consider actually making it a goal to realise this career!
It's never even entered my head to do it and to be honest, if I did it, I would probably be having a full on nervous breakdown, because it's not a very 'me' thing to do.
That isn't a very 'you' thing to do. TIMES R A CHANGIN'
can i have some money pls?
I don't think I could hack being unemployed for a long period of time. I'd definitely go a bit nutty.
I had to live at home for six months and do shitty work experience.
Then, when I did get a new job, I had to relocate across the country (to a different country in fact) to a place where I didn't know anyone. I guess it turned out okay.
I wouldn't do it voluntarily without having some really good ideas about what I wanted to do and how I was going to do it.
it was voluntary redundancy though which is a bit different
life is too short to spend 40 odd hours a week doing something you hate...GOGOGO
The chain of events that this started off led to me buying The Darkness' first album from Tescos in Gravesend with my last tenner.
I left my job at Red Bee when my contract ran out and although they offered me another one, I was a bit fed up of London and the uncertainty of being given successive contracts of varying terms, so I sacked it off.
I was unemployed for three months before I found anything else though and it was a total nightmare - you get a bit bored of sitting around in your dressing gown watching cross-country skiing on Eurosport after a few weeks, or at least I did.
Then I moved to London.
Then I got a job.
of triumph in the face of adversity.
Lived off my final paycheck for four months and did a few days work cleaning a hospital.
I don't regret it because I got a distinction on my OU course that year and that was pretty much the point. There's no way I would have achieved that working around that particular job.
Quitting is for quitters.
Landed a dream job which lasted a year before I was made redundant. Then became freelance for ages. I kinda already had lots of experience writing beforehand though.
I make good tea as well.
best day of my life to be honest.
I went to law school. Half way through law school I got offered a job at a law firm. Now I'm a solicitor.
i quit my shit job in reading - moved to brighton with nothing set up, got a succession of proper shit temp jobs for agggggggeeeeeeessssssss, got a proper job
I think it's bad for your CV; it's way easier to get a job when you have a job
if its a small company they often only create jobs when REALLY NEED someone so are keen on people in a seat asap. its got me jobs before.
Well, not always ‘quit’ - it’s usually more that contracts come to an end and I don’t have anything lined up. It went a little something like this (my life for the past 5 or 6 years). Quit a rubbish call centre job, somehow got a ‘cool’ job (that wasn’t very well paid and I wasn’t particularly good at), then when I left that (company wasn’t doing very well, and I was a bit rubbish as previously mentioned, so I was sort of let go in an ultimately futile cost saving exercise, but there’s no hard feelings and we’re all still friends – and I was going to quit anyway) I got a job that paid what-felt-like loads and was semi-interesting (though I didn’t really appreciate that at the time), then when that contract ended I got a different job in the same organisation pretty much based on the fact that I said hello to someone once (it paid marginally less and wasn’t as interesting but it had other perks, mainly that I had no supervision whatsoever and was free to just sit about doing nothing all day, that got boring fairly quickly mind), then that contract ended so I signed up with a temp agency and got a really rubbish job that was a bother to get to and didn’t pay very well and just about covered all my bills, then I got a ‘proper’ job (with an actual full term contract and everything – semi-interesting organisation, but my position is low and therefore a bit boring and doesn’t pay as much as I’d like) that I’ve been in since late June and now I’m feeling a bit bored of it and want to do something more interesting but I don’t really know what. Any suggestions greatly received.
that sounded good
I’m amazed people remember that. I did actually get an interview for that same place back in the Summer (only doing something more involved) and I mentioned that I’d worked there for about 6 weeks a few years ago. None of them remembered me. I was met with utter blankness.
Everything was ok.
Not a lot of people know this, but I had a huge row with my old boss in an end of year review.
I'd been employed to do a certain role and I just asked if there was a reason why he didn't seem to want me doing it.
He told me it's because he didn't trust me, that I was shit at my job, he didn't like the people I hung around with, said my taste in friends / clothes / football team / music was crap, that I couldn't be trusted to work on the 3 accounts I took over from my last place of work... it was actually 100 minutes of pure, totally unexpected abuse.
I got a grovelling apology the next day and told that having looked at the books, the jobs I'd worked on had all had good years and accounted for 40% of the company's turnover. They also offered me more money to stay and inquired if I'd be going to the CAB.
I left that week pretty much. Handed my notice in the next week (it was a Friday when it happened) and went freelance. Shit scary, but I never wanted to see the guy ever again. And it was fine. Maybe I got lucky, but if you put your mind to something I genuinely believe you can kinda make it happen.
Now full time again and enjoying work once more, hence why I'm not on here so much.
But if work is getting you down that much, sometimes it's the only option.
What the fuck?! He sounds a sandwich short of a picnic.
I got home in a state of shock and my girlfriend made me write it all down. Someone overheard it I work with too and said she'd back me up in court if I wanted to press forward, but the truth is whilst it dented my confidence a bit on the first few freelance jobs I did, I kind of always knew it was a shit company with a shit boss. I'd gone there to help 2 or 3 other really good folks try and raise it's profile but the bosses just wanted to churn out generic shit and take the money. Which I can understand... just don't lie to me about what you want me to do in the interview.
I know a few people who still work there and I fear they're getting their confidence shot to pieces staying but whaddya do?
He even came over to me once, handed me a copy of the new Mars packaging and told me to recreate it and change the name to something like 'Stars' for an own label job. The guy just had no imagination and felt threatened by a few of us.
He did say he could be 'a right fat cunt' at one point during it all. I said he'd hit the nail right on the head.
How else do you have the annual 6 month holiday?
I remember leaving the NHS place I worked at in Durham (wasn't actually quitting, the role had just come to an end). Final outgoing interview thing:
Line manager: "So, have you got another position lined up yet, or waiting to hear on anything?"
Me: "Nah, I'm going to Cornwall for a bit".
And then a good few more times where a temp job has ended without me having anything else lined up. Not that that's the same, but still. I'm still alive. I'd also add, you should always listen to Superchunk's Slack Motherfucker as loud as you can on your headphones when you walk out of the building for the last time. I've always done this, and I wouldn't want to stop.
in Berlin to come back to the UK to do a Masters at Edinburgh cause my job was effing boring (Berlin was immense though). We'll see how it pans out in the long run next August.
There are two schools of thought really, do you really want to waste 8 hours a day doing something that provides no stimulation/satisfaction, quit and find something potentially better? Or stay doing the same old stuff, day in-day out. Could go well, could go bad. If you have enough savings, quit. Ot as Brent says in them Microsoft ads, stay in your old job and focus on finding a new one using the resources.
is it bruv'?
It ended pretty well.
it resulted in 8 months of breakfast with frasier and then spending the rest of the day playing fallout 3
i sunk into a very deep dole rut
Just got utterly sick of the job I was doing. If I'd been at the Birmingham or London office of the company I was working for there would have been more interesting roles to move to but the Manchester office didn't have any of those opportunities.
It took me 6 weeks to find another job. That was 5 months of time wasted on an industrial estate in Agecroft working for a company where the owners had made a fortune when what they were doing was easy and didn't really care that it was going downhill.
I've got a good job now though.