What do you consider before quitting your job?

Hi! I recently started a blog about quitting a job and the after life (people who go out to start their own businesses and leave an industry). The guy who recently quit his job via popping a champagne bottle got me thinking and I've run into several people lately who have quit without having another option. They were just burnt out and desperately needed a change. I have a lot of questions regarding this topic but I'll start with this one. For those of you who have moved on to greener pastures, what was an obstacle that made you second guess leaving? So far I've thought of: the money, the insurance (health), maintaining your quality of life and the thought that you're making a huge mistake...non compete is another thing that's made me second guess leaving a job.

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Comments (3)

Jul 20, 2018

todayiquitmyjob, pure crickets, that's where I come in. Any of these useful?

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No promises, but maybe one of our professional members will share their wisdom: @makerin @Lelly @Shantanu-Dutta

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Jul 22, 2018

Thank you :) will check all those out

Jul 25, 2018