I Quit My Job

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July 19th, 2014 at 11:43:54 AM permalink
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I post about everything else, figured I'd post this, too.

It feels weird, not working. Funny how when you're on the job, there's a million things you'd rather be doing and that need to be done. Then you come home... and nothing lol. Like always I just left, like always I have no plans for the future. I don't know how to be normal, how to have a fallback, how to prepare. I just cut ties and cast myself to the wind, going wherever it takes me. It's all I know how to do.

That leads me to here. I look back at my former jobs and realize I fell ass backwards into every one. I've never had a job I wanted, just one that was available. The two positions I held in gaming were things I had no idea even existed. Yet for 6 years, I had an awesome job with good pay, excellent benefits and perks, relatively close to home. I got that job by random chance. I had no idea it existed. It makes me wonder what else I have no idea about.

I came here because here already helped. Just by talking to AZD I now know that gas is a "thing". A cursory glance already showed me there's jobs to be had in oil and gas, jobs that pay good enough, that I qualify for, and are just down the street from my old job. Thanks to talking to AZD, I have that one option, an option I wouldn't have had otherwise.

So I'm throwing this out there. Maybe I'll find additional leads, maybe it'll help me process this transition. Maybe it'll just be a sanity preserving distraction as I peruse job leads in another tab. I dunno. But it helps to talk. So let's.
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July 19th, 2014 at 11:55:03 AM permalink
Evenbob
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What was wrong with working at the casino, I don't
get why you quit. Don't you have payments every
month?
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 19th, 2014 at 12:20:34 PM permalink
1nickelmiracle
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You should never quit any job without something to go to immediately because it's simply risky and hurts your negotiating power. Still, you'll probably be fine and it sounds plausible, your employer would hire you back anyways.
July 19th, 2014 at 12:31:11 PM permalink
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Quote: Evenbob
What was wrong with working at the casino, I don't
get why you quit. Don't you have payments every
month?


In a word: Heart.

I just lost it. Everyone loses it sometimes, I know I have a bunch of times. You have a period where you're just not into it. Performance suffers, your mental status suffers, it just sucks. But then you pick yourself up by the bootstraps, find an area to to pique your interest, and get back in the game.

I lost that. I fell off in January; here it is July and I never recovered. I constantly took inventory of all it offered and all it gave me, but it didn't make up for what it was missing.

A job has to tick certain boxes. Money - it's gotta pay the bills. This one did. Pride in production - this was always hit and miss, mostly miss. I don't care if I make six figures, if my job is pointless, I just can't do it. There were a few times where I could look in and say "I did that" and feel good, but mostly, it's just making paper. I'm not doing anything. Even if I busted ass and did something amazing as judged by my superiors, what I really did in the grand scheme of things was not much. When I went to BVI and was gone for 12 days, no one even knew I was gone. Last is Heart. The only place I ever found heart here was my own personal growth. I dig learning stuff, I dig getting into something deeper, I dig understanding things. But casino life? I don't care, didn't care, and won't ever care. I have no passion for gaming. Even worse, I have no interest in it. I don't find it entertaining or exciting or anything. It's, again, just something I fell into, and happened to get very good at.

So looking at things, I was there for the money, and only for the money. I can't do that. I'm not made that way. More than anything else, your life is your work. It's where I spend most of my time, my effort, my thought, my energy. Was I gonna spend most of my life on something I view as pointless? No. So here I am.

I of course have bills. Truck and insurance and utilities, not to mention a race team and a fishing addiction, and of course, my boy. What about those? I dunno. I'll make do, somehow. "Making do" isn't something I'm worried about. I mean, I am. Terrified, in fact. But that's surface emotion. Deep down, I've not a care about it. I will make do.

Hopefully =)
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July 19th, 2014 at 12:43:10 PM permalink
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Quote: 1nickelmiracle
You should never quit any job without something to go to immediately because it's simply risky and hurts your negotiating power.


I know. Like I said, I'm not normal. Most of the time I can do things proper, follow the rules, etc and so forth. But every now and again I get completely unpredictable and do something not from left field, but out of the entire stadium. This is one of those times.

I suppose there's an underlying cause, maybe the same thing that controls my other issues of risk taking and lack of self preservation. This is the third such instance relating to employment, and every time it has led me down a path better than I could have ever hoped for. I feel like it is my own path to greatness, but realize it is also a pretty good recipe for disaster.

So now I'm in free fall. Again. Let's see if I can land on my feet =p
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July 19th, 2014 at 1:02:06 PM permalink
Evenbob
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So you quit a 6 figure job so you can hang
out for awhile? In this economy. If I was your
dad, I'd be saying have you lost your fricking
mind?

But I'm not your dad. So my comment is, I hope
you know what your doing. Life isn't always about
doing what we want, it's also about doing what
we don't want until something else comes along.
You just bypassed the waiting part..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 19th, 2014 at 1:18:49 PM permalink
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Quote: Evenbob
So you quit a 6 figure job so you can hang
out for awhile? In this economy. If I was your
dad, I'd be saying have you lost your fricking
mind?

But I'm not your dad. So my comment is, I hope
you know what your doing. Life isn't always about
doing what we want, it's also about doing what
we don't want until something else comes along.
You just bypassed the waiting part..


O no, this wasn't no six figures, not even close. I was just using it as an example. And the Pop's talk will be incoming, and it'll likely go the same way lol

But no, I don't know what I'm doing. I have no idea. Perhaps that's why I did it. I dunno. I guess it's the only way I know how to change things.
Be bold and risk defeat, or be cautious and encourage it.
July 19th, 2014 at 1:23:40 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I was wondering how that small a casino can
pay a suit 100K. Oh well, things will work
out, they always do. One way or another..

The AF major just quit a career in the service
because he got pilot offers from 3 major
airlines. But he supports a wife and two kids,
he has no wiggle room.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 19th, 2014 at 1:38:17 PM permalink
Beethoven
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I, for one, applaud you for your decision. I wish more people did the same.

Most people ended up sticking with jobs they hate for years & years, their performance suffers, they make life miserable for their co-workers with their constant b*tching.....blah blah blah.

So good for you. Plus, you're a smart guy, so I know everything will work out in the end!
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July 19th, 2014 at 1:56:46 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Face


I came here because here already helped. Just by talking to AZD I now know that gas is a "thing". A cursory glance already showed me there's jobs to be had in oil and gas, jobs that pay good enough, that I qualify for, and are just down the street from my old job. Thanks to talking to AZD, I have that one option, an option I wouldn't have had otherwise.



Quote: Evenbob
So you quit a 6 figure job so you can hang
out for awhile? In this economy. If I was your
dad, I'd be saying have you lost your fricking
mind?


No, his "fracking" mind!

Glad I was of some kind of help, it is a fun industry. Weird, this makes two people here who have mentioned me being in the industry and later entered it. I must put off that I actually like this stuff. Makes me more want to get my welding inspection cert and do more.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
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