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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by psj3809 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:38 am

RMLF wrote:Quitting a job is done for many reasons, and lambasting the poor guy for doing something that he feels is right is well a bit mental.
People who have been negative are only being cautious as they dont want to hear in a years time this poor guy cant find a decent job and his family are struggling. Again if people dont want criticism/positive or negative comments dont post it on a forum. If we all posted 'well done, great stuff' to every announcement it would be boring as hell. Some people seem to easily find jobs, others dont. Others have been unemployed for years so if there are these 'easy' jobs to get how come they cant get them ?

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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by stvd » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:17 am

psj3809 wrote:If we all posted 'well done, great stuff' to every announcement it would be boring as hell.
Quite right. Unless, of course, it's the mag's official feedback thread.
Then it must be all positive or you get jumped on by people with different opinions................... :shock: .
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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by RetroRik » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:49 am

I can see it now... Your wifes/partners name is Adriane.
You quit your job, ring her up and shout "Yo Adriane, I DID IT.!" :lol:

Seriously though i feel your pain and im worried for you.

I too am stuck in a dead end job that is actually damaging me physically and mentally.
Every night at work i want to quit and walk out.

Two things stop me every time.

1/ If i quit i can't claim Jobseekers allowance. ( which i suspect you can't either. )
2/ It took me exactly 1 year to get this crappy job so can't see me getting another quick.

Good luck anyway mate. :)

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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by The Master » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:39 pm

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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by themightymartin » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:48 pm

RetroRik wrote: 2/ It took me exactly 1 year to get this crappy job so can't see me getting another quick.
You're lucky! It took me three years to get my job. What am I doing? Working on a checkout at Co-Op!
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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by JazzFunk » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:59 pm

^Nowt wrong with that, I absolutely hate it when you get sneery f*ckers looking down on people's jobs "Oooh, look, he works at McDonalds, hence he's a retard". Hate that attitude in some people. :twisted:

I was out of work for three years and it took me aaaaaages to get my current job, it's only NHS Band 1 (technically should be 2, but what ho) but I bloody love it, it was well worth the graft it took to get it. ;)

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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by psj3809 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:08 pm

JazzFunk wrote:^Nowt wrong with that, I absolutely hate it when you get sneery f*ckers looking down on people's jobs "Oooh, look, he works at McDonalds, hence he's a retard". Hate that attitude in some people. :twisted:
Totally agree. Was in London yesterday, saw some bloke sweeping the street but thought top marks to the fella, he could be on the dole or just laying in bed all day doing f all and contributing nothing. Instead hes doing this job, hes got some respect and wants to work. Yeah of course its not his 'dream' job but instead of moaning about 'dont want to do that job' hes doing this to no doubt provide for his family or simply doesnt want to go on benefits. Top marks

I know a few people who have a great job and its only due to 'daddy' as he owns the business or their mate etc.

I dont look down at anyone whether theyre on a checkout or cleaning the street, i do look down at dodgy chavs you see during the day when you know for a fact theyre not working and seem quite happy sadly with their way of life. It used to be embarassing to not have a job, for a lot of youngsters (NOT all of them) they seem quite happy with this way of life and dont want to change. They could be at home learning some new software or doing a new skill as a volunteer, nah lets stay in bed all day.

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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by thevulture » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:52 pm

JazzFunk wrote:^Nowt wrong with that, I absolutely hate it when you get sneery f*ckers looking down on people's jobs "Oooh, look, he works at McDonalds, hence he's a retard". Hate that attitude in some people. :twisted:

I was out of work for three years and it took me aaaaaages to get my current job, it's only NHS Band 1 (technically should be 2, but what ho) but I bloody love it, it was well worth the graft it took to get it. ;)
Good post-I spent years training to be an engineer, now work in food industry, people often sneer when i tell them what i do, but they have zero understanding of the aseptic process any more than they did in my previous employment, yet 1 seen as being 'better' than the other.

At the end of the day, both had 1 thing in common....taxed to buggery it seemed, espically now in terms of fuel and running costs just getting to+fro to place of employment.

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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by Matt_B » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:18 pm

I had to get a new job last year and was expecting things to be a complete nightmare, but it didn't really turn out that bad. That's apart from the usual stress of what exactly to put on the CV, going to interviews, and so on. Pretty much all the direct applications I made to companies vanished without trace though, and the only offers I'd got were for jobs I'd not even heard of, but got pointed towards by agencies. There are plenty of jobs out there; you've just got to come across as keener and better suited to them than the other applicants, which might take a bit of practice.

Anyway, my wife's just been made redundant too so the fun is about to start for her too.

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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by RetroRik » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:46 pm

RetroRik wrote:I can see it now... Your wifes/partners name is Adriane.
You quit your job, ring her up and shout "Yo Adriane, I DID IT.!" :lol:

Seriously though i feel your pain and im worried for you.

I too am stuck in a dead end job that is actually damaging me physically and mentally.
Every night at work i want to quit and walk out.

Two things stop me every time.

1/ If i quit i can't claim Jobseekers allowance. ( which i suspect you can't either. )
2/ It took me exactly 1 year to get this crappy job so can't see me getting another quick.

Good luck anyway mate. :)

RIK
Just like to add that between now and October the warehouse i work in is closing. So quiting will be done for me... :|

In one respect im glad but in another im already thinking on selling or losing the house. Deep doodoo on its way.

I've been there two years but on a zero hours contract so no 90 day consultation and probably no redundancy. :x

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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by sscott » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:06 pm

Good luck, you will be filled with anxiety of course!
I'm not sure why people would tell you it's the worst decision, it's done now..
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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by The Master » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:16 pm

Lyrica's good for anxiety.
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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by oldtimer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:21 pm

take in lodgers to supplement your income, ive done that in the past. £300 or £400 a month def comes in handy, and its not as bad as you think, sometimes you make real good friends,,,,
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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by RMLF » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:56 pm

psj3809 wrote:
RMLF wrote:Quitting a job is done for many reasons, and lambasting the poor guy for doing something that he feels is right is well a bit mental.
People who have been negative are only being cautious as they dont want to hear in a years time this poor guy cant find a decent job and his family are struggling. Again if people dont want criticism/positive or negative comments dont post it on a forum. If we all posted 'well done, great stuff' to every announcement it would be boring as hell. Some people seem to easily find jobs, others dont. Others have been unemployed for years so if there are these 'easy' jobs to get how come they cant get them ?

Rocky already said his missus is at the same place as he was, unless I'm meshing things together and that he is looking for somewhere else. It's not imminent destitution and I'd guess that quitting was discussed with his other half.

It's not about not having a debate, far from it, it's having a different way of looking at it. Rather than being somewhere you dont want to be for whatever reason, Rocky has made a decision to do something about it. Whether that is brave or churlish, who knows, but rather than stay somewhere that is clearly causing him trouble, he has taken the decision conciously to do something different. Criticising him by saying he should stay somewhere he clearly doesnt want to be seems proper daft hence my comment. He wanted to get out, he has said as much, and is looking for something else. Worrying about what someone has done for them is something of a modern phenomenon, but he is of sound mind and sounds like he has his head screwed on. So why people start lambasting or saying ooh should have stayed when clearly its an issue is where the problem is. Projecting your (or others projecting their fears on to him) isnt going to help the issue, hence why I take issue with the nay sayers. Some times its about taking a risk to make you happy and not remaining with something that will stifle you and hurt you in the long run.
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Re: Today I quit my job

Post by RMLF » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:58 pm

JazzFunk wrote:^Nowt wrong with that, I absolutely hate it when you get sneery f*ckers looking down on people's jobs "Oooh, look, he works at McDonalds, hence he's a retard". Hate that attitude in some people. :twisted:

I was out of work for three years and it took me aaaaaages to get my current job, it's only NHS Band 1 (technically should be 2, but what ho) but I bloody love it, it was well worth the graft it took to get it. ;)
Amen to that, I want to get back into work, any work and would gladly be a till monkey or whatever at this point. I need the dosh, and am not faffed what a degree or specialism elsewhere will get me. Money is the driving cause, if that means I end up flipping burgers then so be it
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