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The Stories of Quit:
Quitting a job can be tough- you have to find the courage to walk away from an income, health benefits, work friends. But quitting is not always bad; sometimes it’s necessary for your mental wellbeing or physical safety. This blog post features stories from people who quit their jobs for one reason or another. We’ll explore what led them to make that decision and how they felt afterwards. We hope this inspires others in similar situations to act on their instincts and follow through with a difficult decision!
This blog post includes:
Interviews with brave women who speak candidly about why they left careers they loved but were no longer sustainable as reasons changed in their lives – even when those decisions meant leaving prestigious positions at well known companies.
Stories about the relief of quitting and experiencing life without work obligations, as well as what it was like to return to a career after an extended break.
Information for those looking to make that decision in their own lives with tips on how they can do so successfully!
Interviewees: “Why did you quit?” – Erica Swallow (former Director of Marketing at Forbes), Tracy Cookson (Former Senior Vice President of Global Creative Services at Ogilvy & Mather)
Advice from Dr. Heather Wooten, PsyD., LMFT: “If something feels wrong inside your gut, follow that instinct.” Know your worth and be able see when enough is enough. If there are other things that are important in your life, balance them accordingly.
Advice from Tracy Cookson: “I knew I had to do it for myself.” It is not selfish or self-serving if you care about yourself enough to make healthy decisions and be a good person at the same time.
This blog post will help others who might feel stuck on what path they should take when considering quitting their job; whether this means returning back into the workforce after an extended break, as well as those looking for advice on how to quit without feeling guilty. Interviewees discuss why THEY left fulltime jobs with prestigious positions at well known companies (such as Forbes Magazine). They also share stories about the relief of leaving and experiencing life without work obligations.
“I think it’s a hugely scary thing to do, and I don’t say that lightly,” says Tracy Cookson. “It is not selfish or self-serving if you care about yourself enough to make healthy decisions and be a good person at the same time.”
This blog post will also discuss how quitting one job can open up new doors for an individual, as well as provide tips on what to consider before taking such an extreme step. Ultimately, this advice provides insight into how someone might come out stronger after choosing QUIT over WORK. This story was produced in partnership with The Story Exchange through Northern Kentucky University’s Media Innovation Center (MICA).
Tracy Cookson, a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and founder of the blog The Frugal Mommy Blog, says quitting her job was “a hugely scary thing to do”. Yet she felt compelled to make this decision for herself. Tracy’s story is just one example that might inspire you to take control over your life by making healthy decisions about what makes sense for you at any given time in order to be better person.
“It seems like there are always going to be things I want or need money for,” explains Tracy. “I could have gone back into retail management with some benefits but without spending much time thinking about it—it’s not who I am.”
This post will provide five tips for quitting your job to help you make an informed decision.
Know that this is a big change and may not be the right choice for everyone
Figure out why the person wants to quit, whether it’s because he or she hates their boss or they’re burning out on work
Find ways of getting new skills and increasing his or her value in order to land another job when needed; look at colleges and online courses as well as networking with people who have jobs similar to what the individual wants
Consider how long someone will need money from savings if they do end up needing assistance finding a new gig. Some experts say six months while others recommend nine months. There are also those who think three years is the appropriate time frame.
The length of time obviously varies based on the individual’s financial situation
Discuss with them how much they want to work and what kind of schedule works best for them before placing a call
Ask if he or she is willing to take steps toward increasing their worth in order to find another job more easily; this may be through going back to school, getting certifications, exploring new skillsets, etc.
A person who wants out should not have any qualms about sharing that desire when it comes up during an interview as long as he or she also lays out his or her qualifications and experience applicable for the specific position.