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Taking a break from work - help me make it count!

My wife has been feeling a lot of stress at her job for quite some time and is unsure of her overall career choice. She switched jobs about 1.5 years ago to try to reduce stress but her situation has not improved. She is concerned about finding a new job while employed (again) because the positions that she is qualified for would be similar. She is considering leaving her job and taking the time off to explore options and get herself into mental and physical shape. We've gone over our finances together and played out several scenarios that we think will work. Now we're seeking advice on things we may have missed or advice on how to make these months off really count as a time of mental reflection and physical health. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 - 27 answers

Take the job offer or stay?

I need some unbiased feed back....I went on job interview on a whim. Turns out the hiring manager liked me a lot and I got a job offer the next day. The offer included a hefty pay raise with bonus potential. The job is similar in scope with some more responsibility and the potential for good growth. But the health insurance/dental/vision benefits are not great, but all other benefits are similar. The new position is salaried, my current is hourly. [more inside]
posted by burlsube on Mar 25, 2010 - 17 answers

i can still haz rezidence?

Visafilter: can I stay in France if I quit the job for which I have a work visa? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Miles to go before I sleep...

Insomnia after "quitting" the binge. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Get me out of here!

Best strategy to negotiate out of a lengthy notice period for leaving a job. [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks on Jan 26, 2010 - 7 answers

"You can't fire me, I quit!"

I think I might get fired soon. Should I quit so that I don't have that black mark on my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2010 - 23 answers

I tried the nicotine gum, too, but found it hard to light.

Can I cut my nicotine patch in half and receive half the dose? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Which is worse -- the stress of being unemployed and not eligible for employment insurance and burning through your savings, or being stuck in a job you hate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 - 32 answers

Graduate school is hell; what is a job an ex-grad-student can possibly get?

Help me out here -- who will hire grad-school dropouts to work for them after they have royally screwed over their chances of having an academic career, what are they likely to pay said grad-school dropouts, and how do I convince them that they want to hire me against their better judgement? [more inside]
posted by kataclysm on Jan 7, 2010 - 40 answers

How to quit my stressful job?

How do I quit my over-the-top stressful job? (More complicated than that, obviously.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2010 - 20 answers

Am I an jerk to consider quitting?

I'm lucky enough to have a job. Am I an jerk to consider quitting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 23 answers

I've got to go, but I know just the guy to help you out...

Have you, or someone you know, ever actually quit your job and convinced your employer to hire you back as a vendor or consultant, producing great happiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

"bye guys lol"

How to leave a job gracefully when you can't tell your coworkers in person? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Separation payout for vacation time earned full-time after later reducing hours

What happens to the separation payout for vacation time earned as a full-time employee if the employee is on part time or reduced hours when leaving? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Nov 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Relaxing alternatives to marijuana use

How can I unwind in the evening if I give up pot? And no, alcohol is not an option. I'd like advice for sober ways to unwind, as well as tips for making the transition. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 48 answers

Advice for advertising CD considering quitting?

NYC big ad agency creative director with art background is considering quitting his job to look for another, in this economy. Would really appreciate some advice... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Kisses are nicer when they don't taste like Camels

How can I let my new guy know I don't like him smoking without turning into an unpleasant nag? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 31 answers

I want to want to stop drinking. And I sort of do. But I don't.

How can I make myself actually *want* to stop drinking, rather than just intellectually *know* that I should, then feel guilty for not even trying? How can I motivate myself to keep attempting to quit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 - 20 answers

What to do about my excruciating work situation?

What are the best strategies for my current work situation? Question relates to disability, unemployment, and illegal activities (not mine). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Will leaving midway through notice period kill my future job prospects?

Got talked into adding additional weeks to notice period. Now well into that time and work situation is intolerable. Will walking now ruin my life? [more inside]
posted by larkspur on Aug 31, 2009 - 42 answers

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

So I quit smoking ... [more inside]
posted by CoinOp on Aug 2, 2009 - 9 answers

minty fresh

I am trying to quit smoking. I have never been a heavy smoker, but maybe most a half pack, at least 2 per day over a sporatic 10 years (year off here and there). During the day I'm cutting down by using only one or two those 2MG low dosage suckers from over-the-counter... but at night (so far, haven't been doing this long) I have had a few cigarettes. Am I killing myself? You are not my doctor, I know.
posted by eatdonuts on Jun 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Etiquette in quitting a temp job?

Answers to a previous question note that it's probably OK to cut and run from your run-of-the-mill temp job. But given that I know exactly when I want my last day to be, is it worth giving at least a little bit of prior notice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Got notice?

How do I find a new job when I'm required to give three months notice from the old, unrelated one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I get stale cigarette smoke out of my apartment?

How do I get stale cigarette smoke out of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on Feb 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Life after dropping out of grad school?

So I finally did it - I dropped out of my PhD. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 - 14 answers

How much notice?

How much notice should I give before quitting my job? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Jan 23, 2009 - 21 answers

How to minimize damage leaving a toxic job?

I (Mrs. Crapmatic) accepted a job 7 months ago, thinking it was a great opportunity. It has turned out to be a toxic situation. I am miserable and want to quit, but I am afraid I will be scapegoated and end up with a (very much undeserved) bad reference. Can you please help me figure out the best exit strategy? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Nov 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Looking for hypnotist/smoking help

Quit smoking filter: Can anyone recommend a hypnotist in the DC metro area to quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by gogomickey on Nov 12, 2008 - 4 answers

What can I expect when I quit drinking in a couple of weeks?

What can I expect when I quit drinking in a couple of weeks? [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Oct 6, 2008 - 29 answers

Quitting Smokes while living with a smoking partner

Another quitting smoking question - has anyone made it while living with a smoking partner? [more inside]
posted by rainbaby on Sep 19, 2008 - 22 answers

Giving my...one week...notice?

I've been given an offer I should really not refuse. Problem: the project starts in one week. [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Sep 2, 2008 - 10 answers

What should I know going into a conversation about nicotine addiction?

I am seeing my doctor tomorrow about quitting smoking. I have tried quitting so many times I can no longer keep count. But nicotine has this tremendous hold on me. I have smoked for almost four years and would like to see my 29th birthday as a turning point. What questions should I be asking my doctor and what questions should I be prepared to answer?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 25, 2008 - 23 answers

How to quit medicine and still be on my feet?

What can an overworked English BA do now that he has realized Medicine was a ginormous mistake and he wants out of his residency? [more inside]
posted by adoarns on Aug 9, 2008 - 20 answers


Should I quit my job? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Aug 1, 2008 - 35 answers

All we are saying is give meat a chance.

After 13 years of vegetarianism - my entire adult life - I've decided to start eating meat. Looking for advice in the form of books, websites, and personal anecdotes. [more inside]
posted by item on Jul 29, 2008 - 30 answers

How do I quit quitting?

I am a serial quitter. How can I quit this bad habit? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jul 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Getting fired on Monday, how should I handle it?

I've come to understand from co-workers as well as things that have gone on this past week, that I will be getting fired on Monday. How should I handle it? Much more after the jump. [more inside]
posted by blackout on Jul 13, 2008 - 45 answers

What I thought I wanted to do isn't what I actually want to do

So I want to quit my first real job. What's next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Being laid off, while being offered a new job at the same place. Severance available?

Been wanting to quit my job. A unique situation has popped up which might allow me to do so which might give me severance/unemployment. Am I correct? [more inside]
posted by BecauseIHadFiveDollars on May 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Women's health question

Ever since I quit smoking, I've ceased to get my period. [more inside]
posted by prior on Apr 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me quit smoking.

I need help to quit smoking, once and for all. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 22, 2008 - 43 answers

What should I tell new prospective employers about a job I quit after one month?

My job is just not working out, and it's my first job in six years. Should I mention this job when applying for others? Also, I have to clock in five minutes before my start time, is this legal? [more inside]
posted by Melsky on Apr 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Unethical to leave job for startup grabbing other employees?

Some former co-workers have asked me if I'm interested in leaving my current position (where they used to work as well) to join them at their startup. Does this burn bridges at the old job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 - 14 answers

I want to quit my frustrating job and become a shareware developer - will this work?

My job is boring and frustrating. I worry I'm wasting my life. I want to quit and write shareware for a living. Is this a sane idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2008 - 34 answers

I need help

I now have a week before I start work and I am really, really desperate to quit smoking once and for all. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jan 25, 2008 - 32 answers

32 days without a smoke. Now what?

I haven't smoked in over a month. How can I inspire myself to extend that indefinitely? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Dec 23, 2007 - 34 answers

Is quitting my job crazy?

Is it crazy to consider quitting my job? I'm giving myself a deadline of four months so I have time to prepare. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I say farewell to my colleagues on my last day?

Tomorrow is my last day at my job, and I'd like to go out with my team knowing how much I have loved working with them. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 6, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I gracefully quit this job?

I need help with formatting a resignation letter. It's a bit complicated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2007 - 17 answers

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