If you’re thinking about walking out on your job, think twice. Unless you have years of experience in a high level position, or have a bachelor’s degree in “insert-meaningful-study”, it’s not worth it. Even if you absolutely despise everything about the job and the people you work with, it’s in your best interest to not walk out. Here’s why:
1. Nobody wants to hire a quitter. I have quit from 5 jobs, most of which are because I hated everyone I worked with. Nothing about the jobs were particularly difficult, but having to work with the people I did made me want to jump off the Hilton (I don’t care if it’s under new ownership) with a noose around my neck.
2. Nobody will hire you if you have many places on your resume/LinkedIn with only 2 months listed for each. I’ve been hopping from place-to-place, trying not to lose my head for the past 2 years, and because of this, nobody will hire me. Despite me being a certified network professional and me being in the process of studying for the Comptia A+ Certification Exam, nobody in their right mind would hire a weasel like me. Even if I explained to them that I’m actually a Wolfdog… Though that wouldn’t improve my case anyways.
3. Unless you have a hoard of gems in a dungeon somewhere, it’s going to be very difficult to pay for things with tears. Rent is due, loan tiger sharks are knocking down your door, and bank is repossessing your barely-working POS car. What do you do? Just whip up an excuse? Turn on the waterworks and hope they give you an extension? That’ll only work for so long, and then what?
Either way, I guess what I’m trying to say is “DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES I MADE”. Had I not a savings to fall back on, and a generous family who really shouldn’t be putting up with my shit anymore, I’d be living in a homeless shelter and panhandling for change in a Walmart parking lot. Just don’t do it. Your well-being isn’t worth it.