Why It’s Never Too Late to Quit a Job You Hate
I have never regret my decision of leaving this company - a year ago. Although I got well-paid – above the average of less than 2 years experience salary, clear career path ahead and job position related to my educational background which interest me the most I was happy to gave it all up. My […]
I have never regret my decision of leaving this company - a year ago. Although I got well-paid – above the average of less than 2 years experience salary, clear career path ahead and job position related to my educational background which interest me the most I was happy to gave it all up. My boss thought it’s all the matter of heavy workload and long working hours, but that’s just a few factors of why I left this Indonesia’s biggest pharmaceutical company. The very first week I started working, I was thinking “well, shit just got real.” I instantly hated where I was and questioning my decision to left my awesome-laid back job for this, then again, I comforted myself by saying “well, it’s just a phase, this is me adapting.” On my second week, that feeling of demotivations and hatred did not fade. It kept coming and coming. I started thinking “is this where I belong?” Third week just got worse. The workload got more crazy and painful. This is actually okay if I have cheerful and fun environment surrounding, but that’s not the case. My working space was like an Azkaban in disguise. I felt so gloomy all the time. I didn’t enjoy every minute at the office, all I wanted was to get home as soon as I started arrive at my desk 8AM in the morning. On the fourth week, I finally came up with a conclusion that this place is not for me. We all made mistake by taking a wrong abrupt decision for at least once in our life. This is one of it, I decided to quit. I didn’t see why I should stay in a place that doesn’t bring out the best in me. Not to mention I lost 6 pounds in 3 weeks - yes, I was that unhappy. I quit not because I wasn’t up for the challenge or unable to push myself to the limit, this actually makes me know exactly where my limit is. This job is not worth keeping. I love money, but I love myself more. This has never been an easy decision, but all of this circumstances get me come to a point where I know what’s worth giving up and what’s not.

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