Put in my resignation letter today without another job.
October 12,2021 at 11:32PM UTC
Where do I go from here?
I was not planning to resign without another job lined up but could not tolerate the inappropriate behavior from my boss any longer. I work in-house marketing for tech and I gave them notice to give them some time to find someone else so I have a few weeks before I leave.
I am considering doing freelance work while I look for another job but I do not have experience with this. I would love some feedback and tips for getting started.
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