Do you partially base your performance on the strength of your relationship with your client? Mine is a sexist, cold bully who I can no longer stomach after 2 years. But asking off feels like failure

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And off that client, you deserve better. Your confort and mental health are more important than their ads.

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Their being a shitty person isn't your failure.

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Thanks for the perspective everyone! Made this fish smile going into work today.

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Also, you took it for two years. That's an honorable tour of duty. You've done your bit for this jerk, and it's quite fine to move on.

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If you put your self-worth first, you can reframe it and it'll feel less like failure and more like victory

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Think of it as asking for something new rather than asking off a current client. I've done that once or twice. I can't grow any more on this part of the business so I need to try something new.

Two years is admirable. Ask off with head held high

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