What's the reason why you quit your job?

@mhayfie (242)
Philippines
December 1, 2011 9:35pm CST
Right now, I've bother of quitting my job. My job is during night time.So I am always on the grave yard shift. In our place during night time passenger cars are rare, that is why you need to wait for a couple of minutes if not hours in order for you to have ride going to my work place. And right now, I am on the verge of quitting my job for the sole reason of safety. Because there was these incident that happen just a couple of days ago where I was hold up (or robbery with intimidation) by four guys with and they use a pistol. So what I did was to give my bag, and every important thing was on that bag. I was so nervous all this days, that it might happen again because of working at night. I am planning to quit my job for this reason, but would this be a worth justifying reason? thanks.
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10 responses
@GemmaR (8526)
3 Dec 11
In my old job, I was having to work from 9am until 5pm in an office, but travelling to it was taking around another two hours each way, so I was just hardly at home and never able to spend time with my family. In addition to this, I found that I was having to spend far too much on travel so it was hardly worth going in at all. Now, I am working online from home full time, and I can honestly say that this is a much better thing for me to do because it means that I am able to earn money from here without having to spend any money or time travelling to or from work at all.
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
It would depend on your own decision. But for me, I guess you should quit the job since your safety is at risk. Just try to find a job, preferably, a job that is in daytime. I had a job which also involved a graveyard shift. What I did was I quit the job. It made me happy.
@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Dec 11
I think this is already a good reason since nobody really wants to have a night time job. It can be dangerous sometimes since there are less people in the street. And it also messes up your biological clock because usually people work in the day time and sleep at night. I love China
3 Dec 11
Hello Mhayfie, I would say if your safety is in jeopardy, that would be a good reason to look for another job. Nothing is worth more than your life.. If you can tolerate to keep your job until you line up another job, I would advice that you do so. But if its that dangerous like you mentioned, then its really not worth putting your life in danger.I hope you make a wise choice.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
2 Dec 11
Yes, safety is a priority over keeping a job. However, before you quit, are there alternative forms of transportation? Do you have friends on your shift, who you could carpool with? Or you could get a cheap car to drive yourself maybe? Thse could be options to think about.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
First thing we should be concern about is our safety.We don't go to our job to get hurt sweetie..If you really think you will not feel safe being there,why stay? Your safety is enough reason to quit.Do not hesitate.You can always find a better job where in you will not put your life at risk..
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
a pleasant day mhayfie, with reference to your main topic, i have decided to resign and leave my previous job because of a plan that we are aiming. where me, my mom and other siblings have planned long time ago. and this is putting up of our own business. but as time goes by, attitudes of each other have changed. my mom and my other siblings somehow back-out in the plan. one by one, they begin to turn back to the long time plan. one day, i was surprised when the plan was no longer a plan. wherein, i was left alone for that plan. after experiencing those, i thoroughly think, that i need to make an action otherwise, i will not earn since i have resigned from my work. so i look for ways and procedures how to earn, earn and earn. as i am also quite afraid traveling late in the evening if i will be hire being a call center agent since the time that they are giving to me is in the graveyard shift. so i decided to be a freelancer. as part of being a freelancer is doing an on-line job. i can say that the earnings on-line is not really that big but if you have the perseverance combine with the right attitude towards your goal, you will have a passive income for sure. not to mention, doing on-line job is just a way how to maximize your internet connection and this is more safer than having a high paying salary where life is at risk every time you are working on an unpredictable schedule.
• Indonesia
2 Dec 11
I have been twice quitting from my job and quitting was my best decision to make. I did not care if other said I have made a wrong decision. I exactly knew what I had decided and so far I knew that my decision is the best for me. I worked for a company with 40 employees who were working in the same time for 5 days without extra hours payment. I thought I have enough and should stop. The environment was not really comforting and boring as well. Every decision is followed by bravery.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Wow, i'm really sorry for what happen to you mhayfie. Hope those violators of the law get whats coming to them. I would say it would be a valid reason for you to quit your job. Your own wellness is your capital for you to work. Because if something happened to you, you wouldn't be able to work. But i'm not sure if i should be saying this but, i suggest that you get a new job first before you resign from your present work. it will take time but, because nowadays i find it hard for people to look for jobs, but this is just a suggestion, you don't have to really do it, if you think you can't risk your safety anymore that you don't have to do what i suggest. Take care, keep safe cheers
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Oh, definitely. Safety should be your primary concern. It wouldn't be worth the pay if each night, you have to contend with possible danger. But there might be alternatives to quitting, though. You might want to request for a day shift work. If it isn't possible, then try going to work a bit early. I mean, when there are still lot of people and vehicles. I know it would make your "working day" longer, but these are just options for you to consider before quitting.