Hey guys! Welcome back. I promised I would talk all about quitting my job and give you all the details I can and I’m here to do that. I don’t know how long this will be, but I will do my best to share what I can. It seems a bit sudden and to be honest it kind of was. My decision to leave is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, but it took a while for me to get to a point where I could actually do it. But over the past week some things have happened that have made it possible for me to change jobs and quit this one.
I want to start by saying I never intended to quit this job until I had another one ready to go. I came close a few times, but I held out because it’s so much easier to leave one job when you know you will be going into another. I just wanted to get that out of the way because I know that’s something people ask a lot. I would not have done this had I not had something else lined up and ready to go. I’ve only done that once and it’s because I really didn’t have much of a choice. This time I had the choice and I decided to leave.
There were a lot of factors that went into my decision to leave, but the biggest one by far was the fact that I just wasn’t happy. I was absolutely miserable everyday. And for some people they can do a job that they don’t like and be totally okay with showing up everyday. I am not one of those people. I want to be happy. I think I can be happy. And this job was the only thing that was really holding me back from happiness. So I decided it would be best to leave and do something else instead of continuing to give all of myself to something I really wasn’t interested in doing.
For those who don’t know I have been working at a call center for the past year. I have been doing customer service and talking to customers and store reps for eight hours everyday. And to people who have never done it it probably doesn’t sound so bad. And the truth is it really wasn’t always bad. There were moments that were really great and that I really enjoyed it. But in the overall experience it was a lot of anxiety and a lot of me just feeling like I didn’t belong there. There are some people who really thrive in that kind of environment and I am just not one of those people.
Not only do I not enjoy talking on the phone, being yelled at, and struggling to keep going, I also just didn’t live up to the standards they had in place. They have statistics that you have to meet and there were a couple that I really struggled with. It wasn’t anything major, but it was always an issue when I felt like I wasn’t doing enough even though I was putting everything I had into this job. It was super discouraging and I really struggled most days to keep going. It was mentally and physically exhausting and I just felt it was best to leave.
The job I start on Tuesday I applied for on Friday night. I thought I would have more time especially with it being a holiday weekend, but that wasn’t the case. They called me earlier yesterday afternoon and offered me the job. There was no interview. No questions really other than what department I wanted to work in. And they told me they would call me on Tuesday. It was all very sudden and I didn’t really expect the turnaround to be that quick, but I’m kind of glad it did because I was ready to quit this job.
Thankfully I’m leaving something that I really didn’t enjoy and going to do something I’ve already done before and I really enjoy. It’s going to be a lot of fun and will hopefully give me the mental energy back to continue pursuing my master’s degree and pursue other projects I want to finish. Life is sometimes unpredictable, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m really excited about this next chapter and I can’t wait to bring you along on the journey. It’s going to be a lot of fun and it’s a new challenge which is always something to look forward to.
But that’s it. That’s basically what happened. I could go on and go into more details on all the little things that went into the decision, but it’s basically what I already told you. I’m excited to go on this new adventure and move into a happier head space and I’m looking forward to bringing you along. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. I will be doing out September Q&A tomorrow. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!