I finally did it y’all. After 5 years I’ve finally sent the email saying I quit. God knows I’ve been wanting to do that for a while now. This job was only supposed to be to help me through college and after I graduated Miss Rona hit and I thought I’d stay just cause it’d be WFH but man that only stayed cool for a couple months. I could feel myself getting more and more depressed and dreading turning that phone available.
I’ve lost so many countless weekend trips with friends, graduations, birthdays & events because of my jobs horrible method of submitting PTO since you have to plan literally 6 months in advance for anything you want to do that would make you miss work. It’s like a weight off my back to not have to worry about that anymore and have my freedom back.
And yes I have saved a really really pretty penny so I can afford to have some months enjoying myself before I get a job that I’m actually passionate about and in my field of study I graduated with. I just needed to share this with like-minded people who could understand where I’m coming from.
To those in jobs they love, I’m genuinely happy & proud of you! To those struggling, I encourage you to keep the reasons and goals that made you accept the job offer in mind. But also understand that you’re not the only one stressed and you have, dare I say, friends in this subreddit if you ever want to talk about it! I don’t want to encourage quitting but I can say for the first time in a long time, I feel at peace waking up and not having to waste my life everyday selling something I don’t give 2 shits about.