There Are Reasons to Quit a Job
There can be some good reasons to quit your job, as the following
short story demonstrates. It was sent to me by a subscriber to
the Unusual Ways newsletter, as an entry in my Most
Interesting Money Maker Contest. It is about a garden from
hell and a job that needed to be quit. I can empathize, because
I have quit dozens of jobs myself, and for another reason I'll
get to in a moment.
I once had a job where I was a weed puller...The man had
about a mile-long garden at the time and had paid me and some
other guys $40 a day to pull weeds from this..I later called
it "garden from hell." I lasted a full day and about
quarter of the next day at it.
The first day it was sooo hot outside and not to mention
by the end of the day my back felt like it was going to break...the
next day I got up, went to the job (garden from hell) and started
pulling away at the weeds again in the blistering sun..and lasted
only a few more hours before I said to hell with this, went home
and laid on my bed for the rest of the day in my nice and cool
air conditioned apartment and my back was ever so Thankful also.
The other reason I can relate to this story, and to the reasons
to quit that job, is that I have had back problems from pulling
weeds. In fact, I pulled 500 weeds from my yard the other day
(and I thought stones instead of grass would be easy). Since
it is my own yard I don't even get paid, but at least I can work
when I like and take as many breaks as I want. On a more serious
note, here are some reasons to quit a job that I consider good
Unhealthy work environment.
A better job opportunity.
To start a business.
Winning the lottery.
Should you quit even when you have nothing else lined up?
That depends on your situation and the reasons for quitting.
I once worked assembling muffler brackets for three days and
I was so tired of the greasy repetitious work and the bits of
metal stuck in my skin and boots that I quit without notice.
But there were jobs everywhere at the time and I had money in
the bank (always have money in the bank - it makes quitting so
much easier). It was unhealthy work (at least for myself) both
physically and mentally. If I was broke and times were tough
in the job market though, I would have found a way to continue
I would love to hear anyone else's work and money-making stories
- at least the ones that have an interesting angle. If the contest
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way you have made money I'll send you an e-book (I'll let you
choose from several that I publish) if I put it on the site.
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