I am frustrated with my work. Is it okay if I quit, learn some new skills, and then start looking for a new job?

Updated on : January 21, 2022 by Aaron Moss



I am frustrated with my work. Is it okay if I quit, learn some new skills, and then start looking for a new job?

Leaving your job will have financial implications on your life almost immediately. If you are financially ranked by the length of time the new topic / skill / interest will take to learn, then you might consider this.

I've done this and here are some things no one will tell you:

A. It is very exciting at first ... you are great in your social circle for being a risk taker, but when you see everyone else moving forward in their career ... it feels like an immature movement ... you need great resilience then to move on, so clarify your purpose as the commitment will be the b

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Leaving your job will have financial implications on your life almost immediately. If you are financially ranked by the length of time the new topic / skill / interest will take to learn, then you might consider this.

I've done this and here are some things no one will tell you:

A. It is very exciting at first ... you are great in your social circle for being a risk taker, but when you see everyone else moving forward in their career ... it feels like an immature movement ... you need great resilience then to move on, so clarify your purpose as commitment will be the most important

B. Noise - people will give you advice - A LOT - you have to be clinical - don't be overwhelmed by people who appreciate your progress or bogged down by naysayers. Hear it all, but in the end make it work for you and only you first. Even on flights that say, put on the mask first before trying to help

C. Your skill / learning must have an impact in the real world - Quitting a job and learning a hobby is stupid, unless you are RICH and can afford the time and money.

D. Make sure you learn from the best you can afford. There's no point in quitting to learn from mediocre resources - training with the best keeps the passion flowing and it's easier to cut through the social noise.

E. If you are not going to start out being the best on the planet, you are starting small, dream BIG, start small, this is very important.

F. Don't quit from the start; This can cause nerve damage. scorch it; eliminate caffeine; burn the midnight oil and master the bases of your interest while you are at work; inform you about your actual level of interest; it can save you from quitting for a fleeting interest. Don't get me wrong: the amount of time you've spent thinking about something has nothing to do with how passionate you are about it. You could be thinking about flying to the moon for a decade, but it could be nothing more than an aspiration and you could decide to become a chef overnight and suddenly be on a journey to become the next Michelin-starred Masterchef!

G. Have the courage to make a U-turn ... if it doesn't work, it's not the end ... just another turn. Most people get attached to things like relationships, marriages, jobs, dreams for eternal reasons and they ruin everything that could have been. Be real. THERE IS NO SHAME in failing. Feel PRIDE trying.

And in the end, strive for it - NO SLACK. With the right attitude, almost anything is possible.

I hope this helps. Have a great journey ahead of you. I did.

Good good good. Easy brother. I am going to share with you an experience that I had recently.

I'm just another software engineer in the so-called IT city. So yeah, I'm just another sheep in the flock. And to say the least, you know, we just don't have the time. We have to go to the office in the morning at 9 or 10 and then that means another hour of pathetic public bus ride. A privileged few even though they own a car and travel in it. I can't even afford a bike until now. So that part comes out of the equation. So after an hour or two, we get to the place called the office.

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Good good good. Easy brother. I am going to share with you an experience that I had recently.

I'm just another software engineer in the so-called IT city. So yeah, I'm just another sheep in the flock. And to say the least, you know, we just don't have the time. We have to go to the office in the morning at 9 or 10 and then that means another hour of pathetic public bus ride. A privileged few even though they own a car and travel in it. I can't even afford a bike until now. So that part comes out of the equation. So after an hour or two, we get to the place called the office.

Well, this routine seems like enough to drain the energy you have left when you wake up each morning.
He was also tired of this shit. However, the project manager and leader were real life bastards. So even though I was only 3 months away from the biggest personal commitment in life (My marriage), I decided to go ahead and quit the newspaper.

Many tried to reason with me, but somewhere deep inside I felt that if I was to somehow preserve self-respect and be happy, I had to get out of this hell. So even though I had a deep need for financial stability and monthly paychecks, I was left with nothing but a strong will to quit. And I did it.

But now I didn't have a job and I still had to support myself in the city. I couldn't ask my family because my dad was already retired and they were making enough for all my pre-marriage expenses. So what did I do?

  1. Every morning I tried to get up early and submit as many job applications as I could. I used to "Reply" and "Apply" to all job postings emails.
  2. Then I used to study hard for two to three hours on my existing development skills. I am a full stack .Net developer by profession. So, I used to go over everything I could on the related topics (for me they were something like MVC, Web API, etc., etc.)
  3. Also, since I had the opportunity for almost a year at Angular as a solo UI developer at my previous company, I tried to get better at that as well. I used to brag on my job applications for having a job experience for 2-3 years. But day by day, I used to polish myself. And, in addition, there is a saying like: (I make decisions and then I make them well). Fight all you can. Once or twice you will fail, but thirdly you will come back up hard. Remember the hard times, bro.
  4. Last but not least, we live in an era of continuous personal improvement. Being a good engineer is not a cup of tea. You have to learn as much as you can and as much new as you can, especially if you are not from any of the Ivy League colleges and haven't had a good head start on your career (for me it was TCS: P) So I learned React and Webpack. The same thing happened with my job applications as well. Look, I mentioned them as introductory courses. But the point shows that you are thriving through the millions of sheep in the herd that you are a part of (though in some way, if not completely).

So you see, right?
You are not the only one who has been through difficult times. Many of us do it on a regular basis. We simply choose to wear a mask and hide the pain ... But we are all deeply bruised inside.

But all you have to do is shine through them. Trust me, it's not that difficult. But you must make honest disciplinary decisions in your life.

While I love the intent you seem to have here, I highly recommend that you don't.
Why?
Because figuring out what you should do / pursue would be a field that would ideally be a combination of two factors: 'things you are good at' and 'things you enjoy doing and are passionate about'. Any of these factors missing from your line of work will eventually lead you to the same scenario, that is, you will become frustrated. What I would recommend is that you continue with your current job and try some things, things that you 'feel' you would like to do in your life. Experiment with

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While I love the intent you seem to have here, I highly recommend that you don't.
Why?
Because figuring out what you should do / pursue would be a field that would ideally be a combination of two factors: 'things you are good at' and 'things you enjoy doing and are passionate about'. Any of these factors missing from your line of work will eventually lead you to the same scenario, that is, you will become frustrated. What I would recommend is that you continue with your current job and try some things, things that you 'feel' you would like to do in your life. Experiment on yourself, try a bunch of different lines of work (as you continue your work), and once you find out what excites you and what you're good at, then quit your job to follow the new ones you found. passion.

(On the other hand, if you just quit your job to try something completely new and get stuck in a role that you're not good at or enjoy doing, then we would be doing the same dance, over and over again. It would be better to be sure. what we want to do in life, right?)

And if you are concerned about the fact that it would take you infinite time to acquire a new skill, then the answer is: no, it will only take you 20 hours to get to a point where you can test the area of ​​potential interest. You do not believe me? Watch the video.

Well! I think I can answer this question!

Leaving a job is a big decision. If you think you are financially secure and can go the next two to three months without asking parents for money, then you are good to go.

I quit my job in December and then I did about 2.3 online courses, I applied to about 100 to 200 companies and startups, now I have good offers from some good companies.

Remember that the most important thing in life is to LIVE HAPPY AND STAY CONTENT!

There are many good online sites available that offer good online courses. Some of them are Alison, Coursera, etc. You can also do them.

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Well! I think I can answer this question!

Leaving a job is a big decision. If you think you are financially secure and can go the next two to three months without asking parents for money, then you are good to go.

I quit my job in December and then I did about 2.3 online courses, I applied to about 100 to 200 companies and startups, now I have good offers from some good companies.

Remember that the most important thing in life is to LIVE HAPPY AND STAY CONTENT!

There are many good online sites available that offer good online courses. Some of them are Alison, Coursera, etc. You can also do them.

All the best !!!

Hello there,

In life you meet with frustration at every step, there is no life without frustration, both are the side of the same coin. All you need to do is learn to get over it, that's what life is all about. You are the only person who can answer this question because you know best what kind of frustration you are experiencing. Think for yourself that why do you want to quit your job? If you are in good financial condition, you can start a new job or learn a new skill, but is there any guarantee that this fresh start will never frustrate you? Think of the solution, if there is a remedy.

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Hello there,

In life you meet with frustration at every step, there is no life without frustration, both are the side of the same coin. All you need to do is learn to get over it, that's what life is all about. You are the only person who can answer this question because you know best what kind of frustration you are experiencing. Think for yourself that why do you want to quit your job? If you are in good financial condition, you can start a new job or learn a new skill, but is there any guarantee that this fresh start will never frustrate you? Think of the solution, if there is a remedy, try it and find a way to overcome your frustration.

To talk about your job, if you don't like it and are willing to quit then surely you have to quit because unless you love your job, it is impossible to overcome frustration. Do not lose hope, think deeply, trust yourself that you are the only person who can help you. All the best with Decision.

How will you take care of yourself when you are not working? I'm never a fan of leaving a job without having a job. There are circumstances when you have to quit a job. For example, serious illness, serious accident, victim of a violent crime ...

Is it possible to work and go to school at night? Can you work part time? Would your bosses be flexible to that?

If there is no other way, then you must. I understand that you may not want to tell your current bosses. That makes sense. I hope you have saved money to not be tied down. Work and study is feasible. You're right. Getting more creden

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How will you take care of yourself when you are not working? I'm never a fan of leaving a job without having a job. There are circumstances when you have to quit a job. For example, serious illness, serious accident, victim of a violent crime ...

Is it possible to work and go to school at night? Can you work part time? Would your bosses be flexible to that?

If there is no other way, then you must. I understand that you may not want to tell your current bosses. That makes sense. I hope you have saved money to not be tied down. Work and study is feasible. You're right. Getting more credentials is very important.

Don't quit your current job until you have the new skills, if necessary, and a new job. Gaps in employment, even if you can afford them, are bad for future job hunting, even with an explanation.

Life itself is full of frustrations and suffering.

Take a break and take a 10-day Vipassana course in Igatpuri, near Nashik.

change your perspective and get on with your so-called frustrating job.

Listen here, quit your job! Not really. The only person who should keep you at your job is you. It is not the financial obligation that binds you to the job. The truth is, getting a job is the easy part. The hard part is getting the right job for your financial circumstances. You should never feel tied to a place you don't want to be, just because of the pay. If you have any freedom of choice, go.

But, before you go you have to understand, why are you leaving? Why don't you like your job? Are you going to run into this same reasoning in the next job and the next and the next? If that

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Listen here, quit your job! Not really. The only person who should keep you at your job is you. It is not the financial obligation that binds you to the job. The truth is, getting a job is the easy part. The hard part is getting the right job for your financial circumstances. You should never feel tied to a place you don't want to be, just because of the pay. If you have any freedom of choice, go.

But, before you go you have to understand, why are you leaving? Why don't you like your job? Are you going to run into this same reasoning in the next job and the next and the next? If that's the case, your problem is bigger than not liking your job. Your problem may be that you don't know what you really want. Do you know what you are passionate about? I admit, you don't have to work just out of passion, but you do have to feel some form of connection to your work.

Also, the problem could be you. Not because you are a bad person, but that you are seeing things in a way that does not help everyone. You must understand the purpose of the company you work for. Don't rock the boat. Do your job and ignore all the politics going on in the office. If you think you are not the right person for the BS that is happening, look for a better job. However, in the meantime, do your best work, build positive relationships, and be someone others aspire to be.

It is obvious from this question, you want others to tell you that it is okay to quit your job. However, many will tell you that it is irresponsible, especially if you do not have another prepared. This line of reasoning has its merits. However, there are many jobs that will ruin your chances when they see you running, especially when they know it is due to sour grapes. Sometimes there is no win / win. So when making a decision, the only thing you need to worry about is keeping your head above the water. If that means that you are working as a janitor, cook, walking dogs, cats…. hahaha, do whatever it takes to get back to where you want to be. But whatever happens, be able to answer this question, am I happy? If the answer is no,

Because at the end of the day, we are all here to live a life. How you choose to live is up to you.

I would say that if you are more focused on improving your skills rather than climbing positions in the business, I would quit and upgrade my skills while looking for another job.

If you have a 5-day-a-week job (you most likely will), then it makes sense that it would be very difficult to improve your skills if you are not given time to learn new skills or improve your current office skills.

If you have enough money to cover you while looking for other jobs, I accept it, in the interviews I would specify the reason why you left your most recent job and I would try to focus on the reasons.

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I would say that if you are more focused on improving your skills rather than climbing positions in the business, I would quit and upgrade my skills while looking for another job.

If you have a 5-day-a-week job (you most likely will), then it makes sense that it would be very difficult to improve your skills if you are not given time to learn new skills or improve your current office skills.

If you have enough money to cover yourself while looking for other jobs, I accept it, in the interviews I would specify why you left your most recent job and I would try to focus on the reasons why you want the new job. I would definitely not settle for a job that does not allow for skills growth, it is vital in the development industry.

It gives the impression that you are in favor of quitting, so deep down I think it may be the best decision, there is no point in staying in a job that you do not like if you can afford not to. The only reason I can see that you do not quit is if you cannot afford to be out of work for so long or that within the area where you live your skills are saturated and therefore it is more difficult to get a job within of the period of time that it has to maintain. yourself. If you feel that you have enough skill to compete for one job over others, then no problem, and if you feel that you do not have enough skill to compete, then you feel that you could acquire these new skills in a few months without a job,

However, of course, if you are looking for a job, your chances of landing a new job are much higher if you currently have a job. If you think you can lengthen it while improving your intermediate skills, you will be more likely to get a job in a shorter span of time, but if you can really cover the costs for 6 months then I don't see why That's too much trouble, most of people can get a job within that time, whether they have a job or not.

Now is not a bad time for you to take chances because before you know it, you will be dragged down with great responsibilities and the options you have now would seem impossible to make in your future, so I would personally take the leap. now, instead of waiting to wonder if the job you don't like is really worth staying at.

So, a couple of questions you can consider:

  • What specifically makes you think about quitting your job every day?
    • Supervisor?
    • Coworkers?
    • Isn't it a challenge?
  • What specifically would you rather be doing?
  • Where do you want to be in 5 years?

If I were your HR representative and participated in employee engagement and development, these are the kinds of questions I would ask to guide you towards taking on a new position in the same organization or perhaps looking for another company in which it would feel more fulfilled.

Always keep this in mind: a job is just a place where you can

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So, a couple of questions you can consider:

  • What specifically makes you think about quitting your job every day?
    • Supervisor?
    • Coworkers?
    • Isn't it a challenge?
  • What specifically would you rather be doing?
  • Where do you want to be in 5 years?

If I were your HR representative and participated in employee engagement and development, these are the kinds of questions I would ask to guide you towards taking on a new position in the same organization or perhaps looking for another company in which it would feel more fulfilled.

Always keep this in mind: a job is just a place where you can thrive or dry out, but it's always up to you. Our level of happiness is a state of mind. It is true that people affect our state of mind, especially if they themselves are unhappy people, but for the most part, we are our own islands of emotions. Have a minute of coffee and think about what motivates you to be excited and ready to take on something new. Sometimes a little adjustment can change things.

Lastly, think about crafting jobs. This is a very nerdy IO Psychology term, but it comes from positive psychology. How can you adapt your work to make it better and feel more productive? A janitor working in a cancer ward at a major hospital was constantly receiving praise from the patients' families. When an auditor interviewed the janitor, they found a very happy woman who was looking forward to her work. Every day she made it a point to learn the names of the patients and learn little things about them. She would make sure the photos were straightened and the plants were green and healthy at all times. She replied, "I know I make you feel better by keeping your rooms clean and happy." And she did.

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