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I Just Threw Away My Job
 
# 1 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:39
 
 
As some or none of you might know I just quit my job last week, after going AWOL for about 4 days the week before!

This was a job I used to love and I could have made a carreer of but for the last year or so I became increasingly disillusioned with the direction of our particular project, no salary increases in the last two years (though our company still has massive profits and has not been affected by the recession at all).

It was turning more and more into something I had to do rather than something I wanted to do.

I also came to realise I'm too much of a free spirit to be constricted by other people's rules and schedules. I simply can't do it anymore. I've been working full time for nearly 10 years now and I think I've had enough. Have to do something different now and answer to no one.

Am I crazy? Quitting my job in recessionary times? It probably sounds like it, but I'm not worried. I'll find some work somehow. From cafes, to pubs to cleaning, I don't care. I'll do anything as long as it's safe and I'm able to do it.

What I won't do again is being stuck in an office for 8 hours a day.


I wanna be free!


And I wanna rock!
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# 2 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:42
 
 
You're making a move that millions of people would love to have the balls to do - fair play. There are more important things in life than having a job.
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# 3 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:42
 
 
Hope you get something else soon, not sure they Dole will be very sympathetic
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# 4 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:44
 
 
No, your not crazy. I took redundancy last year and finshed up at Christmas just gone, as I wasn't happy living at home as I knew I should be doing something more with my life but wouldn't while I continued to life in Limerick.
I was unemployed for two months and then things picked up again and I got a job two months later (the first job I was interviewed for) which got me out of home. Now I'm not saying my life is amazing or anything now, but I'm certainly getting out a bit more than I used to in Limerick.

It can all work out for the best sometimes.
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# 5 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:44
 
 
Someone said :
Hope you get something else soon, not sure they Dole will be very sympathetic

Ha ha! I know. I do wanna work though, and hopefully I will find something. I'm looking for work already. Wouldn't wanna be a lazy, hippie lay about like your good self.

Thanks Statsman, so true. I have gigantic balls!
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# 6 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:45
 
 
Fair play to ya you'll find something I'm sure
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# 7 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:47
 
 
Someone said :
No, your not crazy. I took redundancy last year and finshed up at Christmas just gone, as I wasn't happy living at home as I knew I should be doing something more with my life but wouldn't while I continued to life in Limerick.
I was unemployed for two months and then things picked up again and I got a job two months later (the first job I was interviewed for) which got me out of home. Now I'm not saying my life is amazing or anything now, but I'm certainly getting out a bit more than I used to in Limerick.

It can all work out for the best sometimes.

I know. The truth is you'll never get very far in life if you're afraid to leave your comfort zone Audaces Fortuna Juvat !!

I already did this kind of thing 4 years ago, and I came out on top. And this time I'm doing it better. And thankfully, I'm in Mayo where rent is way, waaaaaay cheaper than Dublin!
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# 8 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:48
 
 
Someone said :
Fair play to ya you'll find something I'm sure

If not, there's always internet porn!

i'd say a couple of intensive months at the gym and I'm good to go!
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# 9 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:48
 
 
Brave move, Frodo. I did the same two years ago. I had another career in mind, did a college course for a year and got a job out of it. I didn't end up quite where I wanted but it did teach me new stuff about myself.
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# 10 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:49
 
 
Good luck Frodo - er what was the name of that company? I think i'll send my cv in.
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# 11 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:50
 
 
Fair play to ya Frodo.
Hope you find what you're looking for.
As column said you are the envy of millions .

Do you work to live
Or live to work.?

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# 12 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 12:54
 
 
Thanks guys!

yeah, I wanna work to live. Not the other way around. I also wanna work on my own interests now (music, painting, Internet, whatever else) and a full time job juist gets in the way. It drains all your energy and for what? a handful of dimes? No thanks!
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# 13 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 13:10
 
 
What was this job? I don't mind being stuck in a boring office job and getting bossed about. In fact, it's a fantasy of mine.

Aaah Frodo, if you're not happy there it was best to leave. You'll land on your feet soon enough hopefully.
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# 14 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 13:18
 
 
Someone said :
What was this job? I don't mind being stuck in a boring office job and getting bossed about. In fact, it's a fantasy of mine.

Aaah Frodo, if you're not happy there it was best to leave. You'll land on your feet soon enough hopefully.

I was a Quality Controler on a search engine human evaluation project. I wasn't bossed about at all, in fact I got away with murder in my last years there(spending most of my time on iTunes and Facebook and Gaire, missing deadlines, only doing the bear minimum basically...) But even the fact i'm expected to actually work, kinda irks me right now!

I always land on my feet. And even when I don't I get back on my feet quick enough.
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# 15 : Monday 26-7-2010 @ 13:19
 
 
Someone said :

I was a Quality Controler on a search engine human evaluation project.

That sounds very complicated, never mind.

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