12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job
So you've been rehearsing your "You can't fire me—I quit!" speech in the mirror. But are you sure you want to take it out of the bathroom?
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3. What Besides the Paycheck Are You Giving Up?
Whether you're moving on to another opportunity or just can't stand one more day, take a moment to consider the intangibles. What else does this particular job provide? Training in a growing field? Connections to other professionals? Or little joyful things? Boston artist Jasmine Laietmark
told me, "When I quit my most recent nonprofit job, what I failed to consider was the other things I'd lose: the exercise that I got on my bike commute, daily visits to my favorite café, people to practice speaking Spanish with, the cash to pay for odd, unexpected expenses like my cat's teeth extractions, and so on." Maybe you have enough in savings to cover your bare-bones expenses, but have you thought about what happens when the cat has a dental problem?
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