How to Quit your Dead End Job

posted Aug 24, 2012, 6:44 AM by AJ Centore   [ updated Aug 24, 2012, 6:45 AM ]

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“About 47 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs, according to business-research from The Conference Board, which reported that job satisfaction 20 years ago was more than 60 percent” (Tahmincloglu). 

No matter who you are, if you are sick of your job and want to call it quits, then know that you are not alone. If you are tired of your routine job, or if you feel that you want to do more with your life, then know it’s never too late. The biggest fear one may have in quitting their job is not being able to find another secure job. However, you must always do what is best for you and your happiness. The good news is that the job market in Cambridge, MA is much better than many other places across the United States. If you want to leave your miserable job behind you and instead secure a job that actually gets you excited every morning, follow these 3 simple tips. These tips explicitly explain a realistic approach to getting out of your dead end job.


1)   Explore – DO NOT quit your current job until you’ve done research about other job openings. Many people make the mistake of quitting their job and later finding out that no other jobs are available. While keeping your current job, broaden your horizon by volunteering, going to night classes, and asking family and friends for job openings they might know of.


2)   Your Interests - Maybe the reason why you’re sick of your dead end job is because it has nothing to do with your interests. Believe it or not, some people have jobs that pay them lots of money to do the things they love. Instead of quitting your job immediately, you can take on a part-time job that doesn’t conflict with your work hours. The beauty of part-time jobs is that you are able to explore different jobs at flexible hours. If you end up working a part-time job that clicks with your interests, you are one step closer to replacing your dead end job with a job that’s actually worth working.


3)   Save Money – Quitting your dead end job doesn’t necessarily mean you have to find another job fast. It is best to start saving money as soon as possible. That way, when you do get fed up with your dead end job, you can take time off to rethink things concerning both your professional and personal life. Instead of taking night classes (mentioned above), you can go to a two-year college to receive hands on training doing something you love; businesses are more willing to hire you if you have any sort of college experience.


No matter what happens, never forget that you are a successful person. The reason you want to quit your job is not because you are giving up, but because you want a job that will benefit your professional and personal life. If you are considering quitting your dead end job, then follow the tips above. These tips will not only relieve the stress that comes with quitting your dead end job, but they will also remind you that getting out of your miserable, dead end job is 100 percent possible. (Written by non-clinical Cambridge Therapy staff)