Quitting is for losers. Ever heard that or something like that before? Well, we have although not always said in the same words or said and shown in the same way.
From school all the way to home, it was ingrained in a lot of us that quitting won’t get us anywhere or that it will cause us to miss opportunities that might make our lives better. So come adulthood, the real world, and jobs, we were perfectly trained to take in the punches, ignore anything faulty at work, and push through even if something’s not working out.
That’s how you get promoted a lot faster, they said. That’s how you build a great career, they said. Well, we say that’s also the notion that allows employers to abuse and mistreat their employees.
Thankfully, people now are quickly starting to shed off and trash this kind of mentality. Today, a lot more people are realizing that it is just not worth it to be torturing yourself over a job that you hate and that is causing you to lose your sanity.
On Twitter, Helana Darwin, Ph. D. asked people to share their stories of how they quit their jobs to help her come to terms with her own work dilemma. The replies certainly didn't disappoint and by their reasons, we can confidently say that quitting isn't for losers.
It’s scary to quit a job, especially with nothing lined up. You momentarily lose that sense of financial stability, you get that existential crisis of what’s next, and you might even feel like you’re being a burden to society.
If that’s what it takes to gain back your sense of self and your sanity though, then do it! Quit that job. Say adios. Never look back and give yourself a pat for doing a good job for yourself.