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Bad Economy? Quit Your Job!
« on: February 09, 2009, 09:23:12 AM »
It's a video: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-209738

It's only about a minute and a half long.

My opinion:
I don't agree with everything he is saying. I do believe that if you are miserable with you job, then you should find a new one. But I believe that you should find that other job first and then quit your job. He seems to be saying that if you quit your job, then you will have a better chance at getting another job during a time period of a bad economy than someone that got laid off. I don't find that to be true. I never have.

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Re: Bad Economy? Quit Your Job!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 09:35:04 AM »
He seems to be saying that if you quit your job, then you will have a better chance at getting another job during a time period of a bad economy than someone that got laid off. I don't find that to be true. I never have.

Leaving a job voluntarily has looked better historically to future employers than being laid off, for the simple reason that there is always the question about why you were laid off - and when future employers call for references there is very little information that can legally be given.  I don't know if the current market is taking RIFs as negatively as they have in the past (you were downsized, but why was your job downsized instead of somebody else's?)

But by all means finding the other job first and then giving appropriate notice shows more responsibility than quitting.

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Re: Bad Economy? Quit Your Job!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 10:14:24 AM »
hihi, that's quite exactly where I am right now. Just add that in here, where notice period is two months, it's next to impossible to have a new job ready before quitting the current one. :(

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Re: Bad Economy? Quit Your Job!
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 09:36:09 AM »
I would think alot of employers would be a bit understanding that everybody is cutting jobs.