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    Does a person quit their job before they have another one in place?

    A serious question. I realize at my age 47, I should not feel like this but I feel like my job is bringing me down, I don't sleep at night, I dread going to work. There is allot of hostility going on at work right now, and I am at my wits end.

    Any great ideas would greatly be appreciated.



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    Personally, I would have another job lined up first.


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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    I did it back in June 2006. I was only 26 at the time but I had been at the job for a few years and was making great money. I saved up for awhile and just said f it and put in my notice. Like you, I was not sleeping well at night and dreaded going to work every day. I was so worried about possible issues blowing up at work that I couldn't even thoroughly enjoy a 2 week trip that we took to Maui only a few months before I decided to quit.

    I was off work for a few months and took a retail job where a friend of mine is the manager, just to pass the time and supplement the savings. Eventually got a job about 5 months after initially quitting the previous job.



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    I usually have one lined up. I just dont like the chance that my family doesnt have steady income. I realize you should have some savings in emergency, but still, I dont want to have to use it.



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfreddy View Post
    A serious question. I realize at my age 47, I should not feel like this but I feel like my job is bringing me down, I don't sleep at night, I dread going to work. There is allot of hostility going on at work right now, and I am at my wits end.

    Any great ideas would greatly be appreciated.
    In that situation, I'm not sure your age really matters. You spend too much of your life at work to not enjoy it at least a little bit.



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    I have been in your shoes and did quit before having another job to go to. I am 29 years old and it was really tough on me and my fiance and we do not have a family. I guess for me it was a lesson learned and I have never done that since, it looks better to have a job when looking for new employment. Being unhappy at your job does effect your whole life, so what I did until I found a new job was take everything day to day. I also did some small things to make me happy after work, hitting golf balls, running, eating dinner at my favorite restaurant, playing my drum set anything to keep my mind off work and to leave it at work until that better opportunity came around.



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    FWIW, it is well known that it is easier to get a new job if you are currently employed.



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    I have enough to live on for at least a year, but there is no way I could quit my job without having another lined up. I could not take the stress of having no steady income.


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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    Depends? How much do you hate what you're doing and how sure are you that you can get something else?



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    I guess depending on your industry and the demand for workers right now would make the biggest impact on your decision. With this economy it is probably safe to wait.



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    Quote Originally Posted by ericlambi View Post
    FWIW, it is well known that it is easier to get a new job if you are currently employed.
    How's that? There are benefits to both sides. Without a current job you can start right away. Employers wouldn't have to wait for you to give notice for example.


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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    The only way I'd quit before having another job lined up is if something unethical or illegal was going on at work.

    I say grin and bear it for now and look hard for another job. At 47, I suspect you have larger family to provide for and you have to take that into consideration too before going out on a limb.



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    Re: Does a person quit there job before they have another one in place?

    I think it all depends on who is making the decision on the hiring. We interviewed a guy last week who quit his job and moved to another town for a few months. He decided he didn't like it and moved back. I've certainly met some people who might consciously or subconsciously ding him on it in their own minds as opposed to someone who was just looking for another job and currently had one. Personally, he was qualified so I was fine with him. All the posts in this thread are great and bring up valid points. You'll have to weigh them all as related to you.



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    Thanks to everybody for all of the responses !

    I have a feeling I am going to need some help on this and may have to look into getting a headhunter.

    My customers all say I do a great job, and that I would be good in sales. That being said I do have a family to support, and have been at this job going on two years, after my previous job was eliminated due to restructuring within the organizion. With this job I was in the purchasing department.



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    Re: Does a person quit their job before they have another one in place?

    Take it from a sales guy @56 years, find the new job first! Don't burn any bridges either. The economy isn't in your favor nor age. Age discrimination is against the federal law but it is practiced every day by companies.



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