Should you quit or not?

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
April 2, 2008 10:23am CST
Working a regular 9-5 job is stress enough but being unhappy, underpaid, with no opportunities or just hatred for the job is worse. What will make you quit your normal job even when you have not had an alternative?
2 responses
@roxanne271 (2035)
• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Apr 08
If I didn't have an alternative to earn an income? Well the only reason I'd quit would be to pursue my passion after saving up some cash from the job I'm doing. It'll be long and hard to save but maybe if you do things on the sideline to make money (which seems impossible) it could help. Also, instead of firing you, some people will put pressure on you to make you quit or leave. But pursuing my passion after having enough of "that" is what I would quit for.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
2 Apr 08
yes you are right about some people who would not tell you to quit but will try to frustrate you into submission,there was this guy who forced his boss into submission.The boss wanted to fire him but didnt know how to tell him so he decided to give him some humiliating tasks for his position at work ,the guy in question performed the tasks without question and so many other things he eventually became the best worker for the whole year.About quitting to do your own thing there is nothing better thatn that because no man can become welathy working for another man
• Trinidad And Tobago
4 Apr 08
I agree, you can't become wealthy working for someone else and that was some employee, I'm a passive aggressive type of person, I would do stuff to "rebel" peacefully till the boss couldn't take it anymore lol. Anyway, my dad tells me working for yourself is great, because he has done that most of his life, but he said in order to get where you want to be you have to pass through some crap with working for other people and stuff, which is what he passed through. I sorta want to just beat that odds cause I hate working for others.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
9 May 08
yes you are right getting out t pursue your passion after saving up enough is a good reason to sign out of a job,i remember one experience i had way back i had this boss who had this feeling that he should be the only one to do good things in the office,i matched him up in dressing and he kept putting pressure until one day i stood up to him and told him straight to his face that,i came to this office by appying and not because i begged,i knew i was well experienced and qualified enough to occuppy this seat and i will not be forced out until am ready to leave,from that day he straightened up when it comes to me but he continues to intmidate ithers who could not face him,he left the company before me and recommended me to succeed him but i got a better offer with a rival company at the same time.so i left.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I have worked many jobs and I like almost every one of them. the people in the workplace drove me nuts though and I had to eventually quit them. I could not take the stress any longer. The pay was okay and I did really well with my job. I just got tired of rude and nosey co-workers who didn't do their job. their were only there to cause trouble and spread gossip.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
9 May 08
well,i wish you hadnt quit at that time there will always be gossippers in the office as well as insolent individuals,you allowed them to get to you,you should have just put them all where they belong,ignoring them as hard as you can would have killed them,unless it comes to physical confrontation,i dont let people get to me for whatever reasons.