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Has anyone quit their job with nothing new lined up and regretted doing so?

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Best decision I ever made.

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I quit my job a year ago to purposefully join the freelance world. Best decision I ever made. I wanted to have time to pursue other creative outlets (mainly music). I also find not having anything lined up keeps you hungry and the right kind of nervous to light a fire and make sure you find something. If you're doing it though make sure you have enough runway monetarily to survive for two months.

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I'm kind of thinking about traveling too.

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Why would you ever do that? Was it some sort of intense sexual harassment or just a shitty job? Hold on until you get something else, even if it's freelance. In my case I got laid off from a shitty place, so they did it for me when they lost an account. At least you would get maybe some severance in that case.

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Go freelance. Fuck it!

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I did. Twice. I hated lying about doctors appointment and shit plus I hated the jobs. I still lived at home at the time so finically it wasn't too bad. I'm living on my own now so I can't rage quit some bullshit and have to suck it up till I find another job. #young&dumb

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I quit. Traveled 3 months. Came home and locked down a new gig within 6 weeks. I say go for it!

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I did. I was young, had enough money to get by for awhile (6 months) and the economy/market was good. Had another job in a month & had to stall the start date to get more time off. No regrets. But I wouldn't do it if you are going to be super stressed about 💰

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Yes quit with nothing lined up. No didn't care. Yes felt better.

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I did it. Hated it. Would never do that again. Too stressful.

I quit an awful job and took 6 months off for the best summer of fun ever. Was abroad for 2 months. Got a job 4 weeks after returning of which I spent 2 binge watching Netflix. However.... I had cash saved worth 3 years! It was not a rash decision

Yes did it twice. Once before moving to a new city and another time to leave a horrendous job. Even though there were financial stresses, it was better than being at that horrible place.

I'm thinking of doing it, but what do you tell to people if you're not going to be abroad? It will be clear your leaving cause you can't stand that anymore.

I just did it myself. Had thought about it for a long time before putting in notice. To Senior Creative Manager 1's point, I'll have to figure out how to craft the message to new potential employers appropriately, but I think this will give me the breather to up my self confidence again (last place was very de-motivating) to find the right next gig. If anyone has a way that they couched it that didn't include traveling, I'd be interested in hearing what's worked well for folks.

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