Has anyone on here just upped and walked out of their job?

Jelly Belly

Midfield
Obviously it wouldn't be advisable to just get up and walk but has anyone on here ever felt so trapped in their role that for their own sanity they just need to pack their bag, hand their laptop over and say 'see ya later'?
I'm so close to that point at the moment but aged 40 with a very young family which involves nursery school fees and a mortgage it probably wouldn't be one of my better moves, had job interviews recently which have gone to rat-shit. Been thinking about possibly trying to find a franchise to invest in and go self employed... it's not a lot of fun to be in this situation that's for sure.
 

Dinsdale

Winger
Obviously it wouldn't be advisable to just get up and walk but has anyone on here ever felt so trapped in their role that for their own sanity they just need to pack their bag, hand their laptop over and say 'see ya later'?
I'm so close to that point at the moment but aged 40 with a very young family which involves nursery school fees and a mortgage it probably wouldn't be one of my better moves, had job interviews recently which have gone to rat-shit. Been thinking about possibly trying to find a franchise to invest in and go self employed... it's not a lot of fun to be in this situation that's for sure.
Did it on a YT and employment training sheme placements as a kid twice, but not as an adult. Both times I was doing a full time job for £35 a week. Absolute slave labour
 
Difficult situation you have.

If you were single with some backup funds, then it'd be far easier to walk. As it is, you'd get little help from the government as you've voluntarily quit your job.
 
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Coeus

Striker
Every job I had prior to my current.

I always felt that if you were dreading Monday on a Sunday night, it was time to go. I find the whole process of working soul destroying but my current job is tolerable and with 3 little ones, maybe that is enough.
 

BigPete

Striker
Aye worked at Orange years ago shit job, bell end of a manager little short arse who thought he was the bee's knees.

Applied for a holiday got refused then a lass applied for same day got accepted.

Told him to stick his job up his arse left 1 hour into shift when it was dead busy.

Started a new better paid job 2 weeks later. Seen him at the tesco once on Cobalt asked him how the call centre was doing he looked gutted lol
 

kingmonkey

Winger
Might not be the best idea with all your commitments and they will need to provide a reference.

What does your Mrs think? Can she up her hours and you could do childcare while doing a part time job. Less coming in but less going out.
 

woollyback

Winger
Obviously it wouldn't be advisable to just get up and walk but has anyone on here ever felt so trapped in their role that for their own sanity they just need to pack their bag, hand their laptop over and say 'see ya later'?
I'm so close to that point at the moment but aged 40 with a very young family which involves nursery school fees and a mortgage it probably wouldn't be one of my better moves, had job interviews recently which have gone to rat-shit. Been thinking about possibly trying to find a franchise to invest in and go self employed... it's not a lot of fun to be in this situation that's for sure.
depends on the reasons or causes of wanting to leave. For example if it was afecting health. Also in some circumstances it could be possible to walk and claim constructive dismissal against ther employer.
 

silas80

Winger
Sort of, had savings to fall back on though. Consider your future references though if you're considering, especially if you've been there a while.

i.e. don't call them a bunch of kernts as you walk out the door.
 

maygo

Winger
My missus has had probably over 30 jobs (she’s 38 and no) and probably upped and left half of them. She just gets to a point where she thinks “fuck this” and walks out
Probably every call centre at Doxy, several clothes shops in town, and even a high rolling contracts/ finance manager position for the council. She is amazing in interviews, can bullshit her way into any job but shows them no loyalty. Ruthless as fuck
The greatest one was two touch down Hilton riverside. She said she was off to the bog, got in her car and fucked off
 
My missus has had probably over 30 jobs (she’s 38 and no) and probably upped and left half of them. She just gets to a point where she thinks “fuck this” and walks out
Probably every call centre at Doxy, several clothes shops in town, and even a high rolling contracts/ finance manager position for the council. She is amazing in interviews, can bullshit her way into any job but shows them no loyalty. Ruthless as fuck
The greatest one was two touch down Hilton riverside. She said she was off to the bog, got in her car and fucked off
Her Aboriginal themed caravan must make a nice feature on your front lawn.
 
Obviously it wouldn't be advisable to just get up and walk but has anyone on here ever felt so trapped in their role that for their own sanity they just need to pack their bag, hand their laptop over and say 'see ya later'?
I'm so close to that point at the moment but aged 40 with a very young family which involves nursery school fees and a mortgage it probably wouldn't be one of my better moves, had job interviews recently which have gone to rat-shit. Been thinking about possibly trying to find a franchise to invest in and go self employed... it's not a lot of fun to be in this situation that's for sure.
I have resigned or on one occasion taken voluntary redundancy from every job since I was 20. My current local manager is (or rather was) a total bitch and I threatened to put my coat on and leave a few months ago. She backed off and was practically crying and she has been a pussycat ever since. In your case with bills coming in and so on I would advise against it.
 

ajthemackem

Striker
Kept getting backheeled around a place when the work dried up. I was contracted to do one thing and ended up doing all the shite that needed doing around the place since I was last in. Wasn't too bad 'til they had me in at 5am walking around three full length tressle tables collating pages because they were too cheap to replace the buggered collating machine.
Had a brief meeting with the boss then walked out. Felt bloody marvellous. :lol:
 

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