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I just quit my job
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:55:17 AM »
I just quit my job. Unfortunately, it wasn't to retire. :( Still not FIRE. However, it was to take a job 3 miles from my house that netted me a big pay bump.

Does anyone else hate quitting, especially when you have a nice boss and comfortable work environment? I feel so bad whenever I have to do it.

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Re: I just quit my job
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 07:05:08 AM »
Congratulations on the new job, sympathy for leaving a place you liked.

I left a job I liked (but had become routine) and colleagues I liked for a three-year contract at a new challenging job that also ended up with colleagues I liked.  Retirement beckoned at the end of that contract.  I am so glad I did it, even though I could have retired two years earlier if I hadn't left the first job.  I also still maintain good relations at the first place and go back to visit, so you don't need to cut any ties you don't want to cut, job conditions permitting.


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Re: I just quit my job
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 07:07:56 AM »
I might feel bad for a second, but I quickly get over it.  Honestly, you have to look out for your best interest, just like the company looks out for its best interest.  If your old company was struggling financially and had to eliminate your position, they probably would have laid you off.  Would your boss feel bad about it?  Maybe, but hey, it happens.

When all you're doing is looking out for your best interest, there is no reason to feel bad.

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Re: I just quit my job
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2014, 07:14:20 AM »
I might feel bad for a second, but I quickly get over it.  Honestly, you have to look out for your best interest, just like the company looks out for its best interest.  If your old company was struggling financially and had to eliminate your position, they probably would have laid you off.  Would your boss feel bad about it?  Maybe, but hey, it happens.

When all you're doing is looking out for your best interest, there is no reason to feel bad.

Yeah, I understand that deep down. But it's just a little more difficult when you know that quitting will cause more work (at least temporarily) for a number of people with whom you currently get along. Plus, I wasn't here very long, so they probably didn't recoup their investment in me.

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Re: I just quit my job
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2014, 03:48:08 PM »
Does anyone else hate quitting, especially when you have a nice boss and comfortable work environment? I feel so bad whenever I have to do it.

Yep, I left the best boss I ever had and coworkers I clicked with way more than any other people I've worked with before or since, for an opportunity I knew I couldn't pass up.  It was the right decision and I don't regret it, but 4 years later and I still miss the job and the people.  It happens.

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Re: I just quit my job
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2014, 03:56:42 PM »
Does anyone else hate quitting, especially when you have a nice boss and comfortable work environment? I feel so bad whenever I have to do it.

Yep, I left the best boss I ever had and coworkers I clicked with way more than any other people I've worked with before or since, for an opportunity I knew I couldn't pass up.  It was the right decision and I don't regret it, but 4 years later and I still miss the job and the people.  It happens.

Much the same here.  A big mistake in that the job I quit for ending up sucking, but on the other hand it was enough of a bump in pay to make early retirement feasible.  A bit of a devil's bargain. 



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Re: I just quit my job
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 01:33:50 AM »
Well many years ago I tied myself in knots quitting a job where I trully was not replaceable to take a job that took me to the next step of my training. There was a whole sense of commitment and purpose to the job and organisation above and beyond the pay, I'd worked my a* off and I felt really bad about leaving. Yet when the time came they were not willing to equal the new offer ( a matter of a couple of thousand dollars) and just said "oh well we had you for 6 months longer than what we thought you would stay".

Taught me that at the end of the day its just a business relationship, and "loyalty" is mostly something the Man uses in the company favour.

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Re: I just quit my job
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 05:52:23 AM »
I just quit my job. Unfortunately, it wasn't to retire. :( Still not FIRE. However, it was to take a job 3 miles from my house that netted me a big pay bump.

Does anyone else hate quitting, especially when you have a nice boss and comfortable work environment? I feel so bad whenever I have to do it.


Nope.  Every time I changed jobs, I was always totally focused on the excitement of what I saw ahead in terms of advanced career, exciting work, or increased pay.  I have to honestly say I never looked back.