I know, I know, not my smartest move but I needed to get the hell out of there. To say my old job was BAD is an insult to bad jobs everywhere. It was AW_FUL! I had to quit, there was NO other way and despite how many times I racked my brain to find another option, there weren’t any. I didn’t want to quit...ok I did, but I didn’t want to deal with the BS of finding another job. Job hunting is the worst. I probably wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I hadn’t looked for other jobs when I quit. Literally NO prep what so ever. One day my boss said something horrible to me and I just up and left never to return. All I could think afterwards was oh crap, now what??!! So this is what I learned and I will pass it on to folks in the same situation.
Being happy is the most important thing aka it’s not worth it working for jerks that don’t appreciate you! My stress from my past job was actually causing my hair to fall out more and more everyday from the stress level. Sometimes I even cried in my car before heading in. Yeah, not worth it.
There are ALWAYS other opportunities to seek out. Sometimes you are not right for the job OR the job is not right for you, this is NOT a bad thing. What IS bad is if you stay there and you continue to be unhappy. I learned that life is what you make of it not what you are stuck with.
How to budget my money! What I once spent on fancy lunches and things to treat myself I now save and know what is important. I even quit smoking because frankly I cannot afford cigarettes anymore and it was the best thing to not buy them. I completely forgot what it is like to go without an income and it’s pretty challenging.
Don’t lose hope friends. I am staying positive and knowing that this was the right choice for me at this time. I am happier, healthier, and while poorer I am certainly wiser.