About to quit my job without anything else lined up.
October 10,2023 at 3:18AM UTC
Words of encouragement? How much notice do I give?
I have been in a role for the past year with a very toxic boss and I cannot stand their management style anymore. My confidence is low and anxiety is high and it's starting to impact my home life (I also have a 19-month-old at home). I want to look for a new job but, I am often working after my toddler goes to bed so I don't have time to apply to new roles, and I want to be very strategic about my next role instead of jumping into another bad situation. I feel incredibly blessed that my husband and I are in a position where we can live off of his income and saving temporarily and I am looking forward to taking some time to recover from burnout and focus on my mental health.
I am still incredibly nervous because I have never NOT had a job and there is a small part of me that feels like I am crazy for leaving a well-paying job without a Plan B. Has anyone left a good job for mental health reasons and everything worked out? How long did it take for you to find a new role?
Second question... I feel guilty for leaving my team during what is a busy time of the year for us. I am almost positive they will hate me for it but I am trying not to care as much because again... my boss is toxic and the role no longer serves me. In my situation, where I don't technically have a start date somewhere new, how much notice would you give as a courtesy?
Thank you for your input and advice.
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