Ever quit a job for purely emotional reasons?

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I'm going to quit my job. It's not a bad job, or bad people, I just can't stand to be there anymore. Am I the only one to quit for such a frivolous reason?

-- Olwen (olwen_b@yahoo.com), June 27, 2000


It's not frivolous! I've left a job for emotional reasons as well, a couple times, in fact. The most recent was the job before the one I've had for the past three years. I was teaching preschool at a Montessori school. I adored the job, adored the kids, adored their families... but detested my boss. She was shallow, dishonest and meddling. She got involved in her employees' personal lives (including mine) and I didn't have the chutzpah to tell her to back off. Dealing with her made me queasy.

It took a hospitalization for depression before I left. The improvement was dramatic and immediate.

-- Lisa (lisa@selkie.net), June 27, 2000.

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