Am I crazy if I quit my job?
October 18, 2010 2:47 PM Subscribe
I hate my job, but it pays me well. Seriously, I make more than $130k, have great benefits (paid health insurance, 4 weeks vacation etc). I am very lucky to have landed this position. Without divulging too much more, lets just say that the industry I am in, it won't happen again. I will likely make 35% less anywhere else.
So, I know that no one can truly answer this but me, but am I crazy for wanting to just walk away from it if I truly dislike it?
posted by Yunani to Work & Money (46 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I know it's a bad economy and so many people out there would love to be in my shoes, but I feel like I am losing my life with every day that I work another 12-13 hour day. When I get home, I have two hours before bed only to wake up at 5:00am again for another long day. I have saved a significant sum of money, no debt, no family, nothing. I am ready to quit and hit the road for full-time travel overseas.
I'm not materialistic, drive an old car and really think I could survive awhile without a job until I can really figure out what the hell I want to do.
So am I crazy or stupid if I quit? I wouldn't be following my dreams because I don't know what to do. All I know is I want to go overseas and try to teach English. I may hate it, or love it, but I'll never know unless I try.
What say you, counselors?