I never ever quit my job unless I have a job lined up. But this was different. I just couldn’t do it anymore. The environment was toxic and my mental health was at jeopardy and I’m sorry but my sanity was way more important than that. The job description was so amazing and right up my alley but the culture was not suiting. So this past Monday, I emailed my boss and that was that. I never do something like this. I’m independent, a previous foster kid, and so I know I can’t act impulsive like this but i just needed to. I’ve been at this job for only 8 months. All my other jobs, I never had this happen to me.
Now of course I’m freaking out. I am my only security, my only source of income and now I have none. I’ve had a few interviews, and I’ve been on indeed since Monday until my eyes literally shut on me. I’m very impatient but I need something now!
I know I made the right decision. I know I did but now I’m scared.
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Would you put this on your resume?
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