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Should I quit my job?

I’ve had my current job for 9 months. At first, I thought it was my dream job, but now I dread going in every day. I just got a new job offer and I need help sorting out my thoughts and deciding what to do. [more inside]
posted by stockpuppet on Sep 10, 2015 - 17 answers

Is my plan to change careers feasible? If not, how can I improve it?

Objective: Career change to technical writing. Obstacles: My current demanding job. Needing to relocate to place that actually has technical writing jobs. **Please help me determine the feasibility of my plan to relocate and change my career. Details inside.** [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha on Aug 16, 2015 - 9 answers

Yet another quitting PhD thread, Neuroscience & developmental Biology

Considering quitting PhD but not sure on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by zaxour on Jun 11, 2015 - 7 answers

How do I explain why I quit a job after 3 months?

I left a job after 3 months due to personal reasons and a contractual dispute. How can I explain this to new employers without sounding as though I was fired? [more inside]
posted by switch007 on Jul 13, 2014 - 18 answers

PhD dropout

I'm dropping out of a PhD program in a social science with only a masters degree. I need a real job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2013 - 15 answers

How to leave a job after a short time

I hope this will be my last job-related question for quite a while. I want to give two weeks' notice today or tomorrow at this job and I'm not sure how to go about it. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jan 31, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me be clear on whether I'm grass-is-greening, or if its time to move on from my job.

I feel like I'm in career purgatory, and it's a windowless, stuffy call center. I also don't want to throw away over 2 years of tenure and wonder if I should just learn to deal. TL;DR details and out-loud thinking inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 - 15 answers

Baby, I was wrong and I've changed. Take me back, please!

Is it possible to kiss and make up with a job I quit 2 years ago? What's the best way to go about trying to get hired for a position at a company that I left in the past? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Another "Should I Quit" Quandary.

I graduated last May, but thanks to part-time jobs and internships, I've got 3 years of work experience in 2 different media-related fields. The problem: I absolutely loathe my day job, for a variety of reasons. I know it's a rough world out there, but I'd appreciate any advice that could help me decide if I need to leave. [more inside]
posted by shotinthedark on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Do I hate my job, do I just hate working, or am I just plain tuckered out?

I need to figure out whether I: (a) hate my job (b) hate working, though it's inevitable (c) am just wiped out mentally from other circumstances in life. The answer is probably (d) All of the Above, but that doesn't really send me in one direction or another. [more inside]
posted by theplatypus on Oct 18, 2010 - 12 answers

I got a new boss and my previously near-perfect job has changed significantly (in a bad way). Should I quit?

I've been at my tiny non-profit for over three years. Last summer I got a new boss who's changed the workplace from a fairly egalitarian, self-managed environment to an autocratic, micro-managed one. For instance, I used to have a modicum of creative control over the media and newsletter I produced and now I have none. Folks keep saying I should talk to her but she's very dominant and she informed me the first week she came on the job that she's a micro-manager. I'm not paid well enough to stay if I'm not enjoying myself, but I am highly invested in the people we serve and keep imagining that maybe I'll adjust and she'll chill and we'll be able to go back to "the way it was". Am I hoping against hope? Anyone been to the other side?
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 - 17 answers

What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough?

What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Should I quit my job tomorrow?

I'm planning to quit my job tomorrow... and I'm nervous. Is it the right decision? Or too rash? [more inside]
posted by quarked on Nov 9, 2006 - 24 answers

What do I do now?

So that job? Yea, didn't work out. Now what? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Aug 4, 2006 - 31 answers

Is it wrong to quit a new job if another offer comes through?

Is it wrong to quit a new job if another offer comes through? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I tell people I quit my job and don't have another lined up?

So. I quit my job. What do I tell people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2005 - 20 answers

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