If you currently find yourself in a job that you are unsatisfied with, you are not alone and we understand how you feel. Unfortunately, most American employees are not fully engaged with their jobs and would rather be investing their time and efforts elsewhere. You may be feeling like your work is undervalued and you may not have much to show for it. If this is you, you most likely have considered quitting your job many times. But maybe you feel like you are literally stuck with this J.O.B (Just Over Broke) because you don't know how to properly quit and/or may not have the funds to cover expenses during your transition. As a result, you continue to work the job you hate and spend many years of your life feeling miserable.
Maybe you lost passion for the work you do. Maybe you lost faith in the morals and direction of the company you work for. Maybe the company executives are too unorthodox with the way they run operations. Maybe this job does not support you financially. If you are not satisfied with where you work, whether it is the people or the pay, it is time for you to take action. QUIT!! MOVE ON!!
You have so much more to live for than a J.O.B. that you hate. When you are at the brink of death, reflecting on the entire life that you lived, I hope that you will feel satisfied with everything that you accomplished and the adventures you embarked on. I would hate for you to feel like your life was wasted on a J.O.B. you hated, in pursuit of making somebody else rich. It is time for you to take control of your life and chase after what you really want in life. It is not too late to start turning your life around. But before you quit your job, we want you to do it with ease, courtesy, and strategy. By following these steps, your transition to a new job/career will be much easier, respectable, and financially sound.
1. Take time to reflect on what you really want and value in a career.
If you quit out of the blue without any idea of what new career you want to pursue, you will be wound up in a lot of trouble looking for a new source of income. Decide on which industry is best for you and begin to look for a new career in that field. Maybe you are in the right field, but you want to work a different type of job or department in that field. If you still like the company you work for, consider asking your boss(es) if you could switch departments or try something new. If you express your eagerness to learn, your boss would see someone who wants to take their career to the next level and will likely accept. If you feel like you can earn more than what you are currently being paid, consider asking your supervisor to put you on a competitive salary or a raise. But if you want to change company and industry entirely, be sure to know exactly what you want and write down a list of businesses you would consider working with.
2. Send out applications and interview with your listed companies.
In order for the transition to be as smooth as possible, you should look for your new job and get accepted before you walk out the door of your current one. If you don't do that, you could risk facing drastic unemployment. It may take more time to leave your job by doing this but it is far better than spending a month looking for work without any sources of income.
3. Start saving extra money for any kind of transition costs.
If you are accepted to a job that requires you to move to another city or state, it is crucial that you have an extra source of cash to cover for transportation and other moving services. If you need new office materials for your new job, be sure that you have enough money to afford them without giving you financial difficulties.
4. Give your boss at least a 2-week notice that you are quitting.
Once you have landed your new job, it is time for you to leave with respect and courtesy. By giving them 2 weeks, you are allowing the management to plan for the future and hire any new employee to take your place. If you suddenly quit without any "heads-up", you could possibly hurt the operations and performance of the company, especially if it is a small business. Even though your mind and spirit have left the job you have, it is important that you do the best job you can on your last days. Doing this would likely get you an endorsement from your employer for future jobs.
5. Enjoy your new job and live the best life you can possibly live.
Never give up! It is your time to make a difference in your life. You just have to be willing to take action and refuse to accept working a bad job for your entire life.
6. Build your own business.
At this point, you may be thinking, "What if I want to quit my job and start my own business?" "What should I do?" We have a solution for you as well. Joshua and I are also entrepreneurs who founded Coin Counselor with the vision of helping millions of people become financially free in the most affordable and hassle-free way possible. So we love seeing and helping creative people build businesses from scratch. The world needs more entrepreneurs.
If you want to grow a new business organically, the best way is to start as a part-time business and invest your job income into the business as it grows. When your business makes you enough money to support you and your family, you can then transition as a full-time entrepreneur. However, if you want to immediately be a full-time entrepreneur, you must follow a different approach. You will either need to save money before for startup costs, find investors to provide capital for your business, or you can take a loan from a local bank. You can be successful in any of the three options, however, each option has its pros and cons. Saving capital provides the least financial risk but may have to wait longer to actually start the business. Having investors immediately provides you with capital and other resources, but you will have to give up percentage ownership in the company. Taking a small business loan provides you with cash quickly, but that will provide more financial risk for the company overall. The best option depends on your goals, financial situation, and type of business, so be sure to choose the best decision when starting your business.
If you are currently struggling with working at a job that you dislike, I hope that this post helps inspire and motivate you to take action and make a positive change for your life. Don't be afraid of change and never give up! Good luck!