Has anyone here (without any debt) resigned from their current job without any job lined up because of mental health issues?

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I’m a junior associate, with debt, who is considering the same. The struggle is very real.

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I just resigned from my job this week largely because my mental health was struggling but I spent the past month finding a new job with the knowledge that I’d have two weeks of vacation to decompress in between.

Since I knew I was leaving no matter what I’ve spent the past month really working on myself with less focus on billables (without missing deadlines of course). Started seeing a new therapist, worked out psych meds to be much more effective, started building in the self-care that i’d neglected because of the job, etc.

My advice is: if you are already okay with quitting without something lined up, why not just take your foot off the gas and start making a plan for what’s next on your firm’s dime? It’s a crazy lateral market and there are plenty of fish out there.

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Hold on everyone :") yes I think I will submit my one month notice next week

Make sure you can go a month without income in case they cut you loose early or right away. Not unheard of. I’d advise finding a job and clearing conflicts before giving notice.

I did. It has been refreshing to not have to worry about getting up and going to a place I hate where I would be completely disrespected. Granted I have support of family, but it wasn't long before I found something else. Doors open once you move past the toxicity.

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