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Old 07-15-2019, 09:19 PM
 
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Also, get an email address on mail.com (it has 200 domains) so you get a nice professional looking email solely for your job search. What looks more professional? firstnamelastname2093423@freewebsitemail.com or firstname.lastname@consultant.com

You can see the difference it makes.

None whatsoever.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:22 PM
 
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^ guys like this will always discourage others from following their intuitions or dreams. Ignore them.
Yes. Ignore good advice. Bankruptcy attorneys love you.

Since you believe that it is OK for others to lose their life savings, why not just cut me a check for your life savings?
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:28 PM
 
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OK so everyone saying that I have to stay in my job because it's more attractive to recruiters. Why does no one seem interested if I have a job or not?
Hold on.

Do you CURRENTLY have a job or not? Sounds like you already do have a job.

If you have a job, you have an advantage over the unemployed jobseeker due to employers discriminating against the unemployed.


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You have to be FAST and I can't do that with a job.
Even if you apply at the end of the day, you've still got the advantage due to your "passive candidate" advantage.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:30 PM
 
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None whatsoever.
I'm assuming you used something professional looking like firstname.lastname@domain.com
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:31 AM
 
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Okay so our management has been reporting failed targets to our customer for the last several weeks and the way things are looking they're never going to be on track again. Instead of trying to solve the problem, managers have resorted to the "let's find people to blame" game. No-one's pointing fingers at me, but it's obvious that the job is a farce and things have completely fallen apart.

I plan to throw in the towel tomorrow. Anyone feel like talking me out of it?
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:18 AM
 
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I quit a toxic job once without another job. However, I knew I would never last in the environment so for about a year I worked on lining up free lance jobs on the weekend. When I was totally fed up I left the job and did free lance work for a year. It was not easy but the relief of not having to go into work the Monday after I quit was amazing. I woke up, went outside and sat in the sun with the newspaper and just felt wonderful that I did not have to go in and put up with my boss from hell. Just as a side note, I knew a guy that quit where I worked once and he had no job lined up. He got a temp job that worked into full time, and he never would have found that without taking the jump to quit. So sometimes leaving a toxic workplace is the best move, no matter what.
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:59 AM
 
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Anyone feel like talking me out of it?
No. This thread has gone on for 10 pages, with most people saying don't quit without another job to go to.

Do what you want.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:10 AM
 
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I plan to throw in the towel tomorrow. Anyone feel like talking me out of it?
Nope! To recap, *I* would never do it, but for me, but I'm more insecure since it's been harder to find work.

I've heard of plenty of stories, and seen firsthand others do it, and for THEM, it was definitely the right call. The "don't quit without another job lined up" isn't quite the "absolute rule" we made it out to be.
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Old 07-19-2019, 12:41 PM
 
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Savings is not to be looked at as life savings. It goes up, it goes down. As long as you you have at least 2,000 and then get another job you'll be fine.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:34 AM
 
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Savings is not to be looked at as life savings. It goes up, it goes down. As long as you you have at least 2,000 and then get another job you'll be fine.

I jumped ship when I had $5,000 saved in the bank. I knew I could make my rent and expenses for a few months, and I had weekend free lance gigs lined up. The job I had was just horrible with my boss yelling and screaming at me (and others). I found out after I quit he was a coke head and the reason he was so angry was he had been up all night snorting blow. Of course the upper management never did anything to him, no matter what he did. So the best thing for me to do was quit, and one day I was just fed up and left. I have never regretted it!
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