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Old January 8th, 2018, 01:37 PM
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Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

So, hypothetically speaking would you leave work or stay put, if you were in the below position.

You are not happy with your job but you have been here for 10+ years.
If you quit and move, you will lose benefits (of that includes any compensation in the likely event there are layoffs).
If you dont quit, you are unhappy but at least you have a paycheck and a safety net.

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Old January 8th, 2018, 01:48 PM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

Why not look for another job while earning the paycheck at the current place?
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Old January 8th, 2018, 02:27 PM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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Why not look for another job while earning the paycheck at the current place?
Agree. Don't quit before you find a new one. Sometimes you have to live with the job for a while.

No avenues for a change in team/unit in the same workplace? Sometimes it helps to know folks in the organization, who knows some situation opens up .. do more networking.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 02:42 PM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

Stay put. And friend could follow the advice of Shakti and Charchilla.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 11:06 AM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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Stay put. And friend could follow the advice of Shakti and Charchilla.
yes...to your question. unreasonable. no life what so ever or what for these guys?
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Old January 9th, 2018, 11:27 AM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

I can't believe so many people advise to work in less than satisfactory and unhappy circumstances. Money is important to have -- but not the ultimate goal, is it? Does your friend's unhappiness and overall negative experience at work cause issues at home as well?

If it is not going to get better at work, at what point will you/your friend decide that enough is enough?
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Old January 8th, 2018, 02:08 PM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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So, hypothetically speaking would you leave work or stay put, if you were in the below position.

You are not happy with your job but you have been here for 10+ years.
If you quit and move, you will lose benefits (of that includes any compensation in the likely event there are layoffs).
If you dont quit, you are unhappy but at least you have a paycheck and a safety net.

A friend wants to know
If your 'friend' is confident in his/her ability then he/she can look for another job and negotiate the same benefits at a new position.

If not, then you have to evaluate whether your paycheck is worth the precious time away from your family? I hear that these days some Canadians are forced to work 60 hours a week
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Old January 8th, 2018, 04:10 PM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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So, hypothetically speaking would you leave work or stay put, if you were in the below position.

You are not happy with your job but you have been here for 10+ years. True
If you quit and move, you will lose benefits (of that includes any compensation in the likely event there are layoffs). (Not sure but probably) True
If you dont quit, you are unhappy but at least you have a paycheck and a safety net. True

A friend wants to know
Thanks, Aashkika tai, you are a good and true friend

And to add a few more,

You are unhappy but you hardly work. So good compensation for minimum work and come and go as you please.
After all those years, lethargy has set good and solid.
Do not feel like working hard again, which a new job will require.
You are unhappy but you can make others unhappy too.



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Old January 9th, 2018, 05:56 AM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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Thanks, Aashkika tai, you are a good and true friend

And to add a few more,

You are unhappy but you hardly work. So good compensation for minimum work and come and go as you please.
After all those years, lethargy has set good and solid.
Do not feel like working hard again, which a new job will require.
You are unhappy but you can make others unhappy too.



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How does one accomplish that Sane? Not work when there is work to be done? serious question!
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Old January 9th, 2018, 03:58 PM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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How does one accomplish that Sane? Not work when there is work to be done? serious question!
That's the catch... you always work, 24 hours 7 days a week. You are always available to everyone. But now your work spreads thin and it feels as if you are not working at all
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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Thanks, Aashkika tai, you are a good and true friend

And to add a few more,

You are unhappy but you hardly work. So good compensation for minimum work and come and go as you please.
After all those years, lethargy has set good and solid.
Do not feel like working hard again, which a new job will require.
You are unhappy but you can make others unhappy too.


Sounds like the "aatopaarnography aaf a saneless yogi"
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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If it is not going to get better at work, at what point will you/your friend decide that enough is enough?
that was my first glance response. It is about a balance between what you want and what you get. If enough is enough then quit!

on the other hand, I am so jealous of people who show as if they are working hard but are just coasting! Skill I want to learn too....

I think the trick is to just do only enough - keyword being thrown around is minimum mandatory keep close to your boss and make positive whining noises about how much work you have and find out boss's pain points & focus on them.....
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

A wise recruiter once said to me - You are not changing your job! You are changing your manager.


In most cases of job change, the candidate is changing his/her manager. A company might be really good, but God save you from an asshole manager. I have experienced this couple of times.

So, I repeat - No one is happy in his/her job unless they are the CEO of the company. But then again, the board of directors and the stock market is on your ass 24/7. Or in a private unlisted company the investors are on your ass.

So, yes try to find what makes you happy at work. Is it the work that makes you happy? Is it the colleagues and team that keep your spirits high? etc.

But again, having worked so many years, I have realised that nothing makes me happy other than the paycheck. Rest all is non-sense and the chewtiya Facebook and self-help book type non-sense.

No job is perfect. Time is running out as you are not getting younger. So your aim should be to make as much money as you can as you will need every penny of it when you retire. No one cares if you were happy in your job or not when it comes to paying bills and medical expenses, especially in your old age.

Do some side projects - if you are into software - or contribute to open source for job satisfaction. That will make you feel happy perhaps, but at the job just do whatever is needed and keep your asshole manager happy. Get paid well. Period.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 06:09 AM
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

I would hate to be able to stay home. I mean, it gets so mundane. non-stop cleaning, cooking, chauffeuring kids around; I am by no means saying its bad. Its just not my cup of tea. Doing all these everyday, all day. I do this everyday but not all day. Imagine if thats what should be done every single day?!

Echarcha has a point. Perhaps it all boils down to how much money one makes. There is no way around this manager (friend says). how much are we willing to put up with this? Hopefully one day we can answer this.

For now, stay out unless we get a job that pays 25K or more above what we are currently making.
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Re: Is it advisable to quit work or stay put?

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So, hypothetically speaking would you leave work or stay put, if you were in the below position.

You are not happy with your job but you have been here for 10+ years.
If you quit and move, you will lose benefits (of that includes any compensation in the likely event there are layoffs).
If you dont quit, you are unhappy but at least you have a paycheck and a safety net.

A friend wants to know


Tell your friend to quit and stay home and fool around in freezing kannedda.
Because this is a nonsense question. I don't even understand how did it come in her/his mind.
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