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Quit Without Having Another Job Lined Up?

As a career coach, I usually don’t recommend to quit a job without having another one lined up.

It is true that when you are unemployed, it becomes more difficult to get a new job.

And you will likely have to answer this annoying question many times:

“So...why did you leave your last job?”

But there are times when it just makes more sense to go ahead and quit.

For example, today, after talking to one of my students at 36paths for hours, I encouraged her to put in her notice immediately. Why?

Because her boss is an extremely toxic person who is also engaged in unethical and illegal activities. Not only will her reputation take a hit, her mental health is suffering. And it starts to negatively impact her life after work. She is feeling depressed. Lately, she becomes so scared that walking into the office is intolerable.

I know that she needs to quit, now, even without a new job.

Because at one point in my career, I have been there as well. I decided to quit immediately and I could not be happier.

After all, as much as your career is important, your happiness should never be compromised.

What would you do if you were her?


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