Quitting is NOT Failing – My Friend’s Take on Quitting
This is a letter of my friend’s experience after she quit recently. I wanted to share this with you, because there is more opportunities than where you are at in your job. If you think there’s nothing out there for you, you need to get out of your comfort zone. Life is too short to be unhappy and miserable. I asked my friend’s permissions if I could put this on my post and she agreed I could. Of course, I left names out for legal reasons. I am very proud of her and even though I haven’t seen her in a while, I can tell she is happier and more relaxed just by texting her. It is a big difference and I am glad she got out of her comfort zone and made the big change, for herself and for her family. Here’s to bigger and better things to her in her new journey!
Here is her letter below:
So I’ve been going on interviews and working interviews during and shortly after I quit my job of 10 years. I have been called back for follow up interviews as well. I have had offers left and right. I have gotten great offers. Actually, wonderful offers. There seems to be great people around that I did not know existed outside of the office I have been in. I noticed the doctors smiling and APPRECIATING their employees. As I sit back, I wonder why I’ve waited so long on quitting my job. I guess I was afraid? That scared feeling that maybe where you’re working is a good place, because it has good hours and good pay.
Now I know what other employees get that I have been missing out on. I can see how they are APPRECIATED. Everything from Vegas trips, to happy hour, free dental care, paid time off during the holidays. They get actual time off, such as 2 weeks you can spend with your family and be paid for it. Wow. I’ve been locked up in a bubble. They give you the benefits of 401k’s, paid gym membership, health benefits, money given to put towards health insurance. These are things I’ve never even thought was possible. To be able to have health insurance? It amazes me. I have gone above and beyond for my former employer for the past 10 years. I will not bash him, because I will not be like him.
I’ve woken up and it’s a new day and I never have to go back to that place ever again. The weight that has been lifted off my shoulders is indescribable. The feeling in my heart feels like relief. It feels so awkward going to these interviews and working interviews. The doctors have all been nice. It makes me wonder are they always this nice? Because I know we all have our days. It sure does look like they are that nice all the time. Things at my former place of employment had been so crazy lately. People shouldn’t leave work crying due to the fact that the boss yelled at you or worst threw something at you or around you.
I remember there was a time when there was 5 gloves left in a glove box. The doctor had been upset that day about no telling what and grabbed gloves to see a patient. He took the box out of the drawer, got his gloves and threw the rest of the box in the hallway. Guess what, I didn’t pick it up. Nobody picked it up. Don’t throw things if you’re not going to pick it up. It stayed there. Right there where he threw it. At the end of the day, he asked if anyone was going to pick up the glove box? One girl responded with, didn’t you throw it? He said yes. It’s empty. She responded. It’s not empty, there are still gloves in there. His wife (the office manager) finally walked back there to pick it. Though she was huffing and puffing the whole entire time, I didn’t feel bad. It was actually pretty funny to me that he would purposely try and find things to get mad at. He would constantly look for things to get upset at. Even if it took him all day. If he found something he’d go “ahhha!” and go run and yell at you about it. So petty.
I just wonder sometimes what they sit at home and think about together. Him & his office manager (wife). They have no kids. They have no hobbies. They have all this money and still aren’t happy. In fact, his wife is very jealous of other employees. When we show up with something new, he makes a comment that he pays us too much and she agrees. She will act like she doesn’t even see you if u come in with something new. They have no friends. Well, she has one friend. They’ve been friends for about 15 years. But it’s funny that the doctor considers her friend’s husband as an acquaintance after 15 years. Your wife’s best friends husband isn’t even your friend? You consider him an acquaintance? It’s just so odd. They seem so weird now that I look from the outside in. And it’s only been 1 day that I’ve been gone! 🙂
I hope this helped you see that quitting is not failing. The evidence shows you there is nothing to be afraid of. At first, it might be scary to quit, but if you get out of the comfort zone you are in and do something that feels hard to do, you will see what I am talking about.
“Just rip the band-aid off quick.”
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