I’m stuck in the most toxic work environment which has been making me rethink everything. I want to relocate to be closer to family but has anyone just quit and moved without a job?

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Do not quit! Never quit. Outsmart them. Life is a game. Win. Build up your book either with good spec work or any samples (big or small). Network the Hell out of the city you plan on going to and speak to your family. You need to be prepared to MOVE before you can LEAVE.

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For what it’s worth there’s been a number of times in my career I’ve wanted to “just quit” and I’ve done it. Never really been a problem

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I prefer people have a solid lead first before they quit.

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I was at that point and ended up being able to work remotely. I have also quit toxic environments with no plan and it’s always worked out. Do what’s healthiest for you!

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I “just quit” at around the same time as you in my career. I used that time to develop additional skills. I lucked out and was pulled back into the industry at double the pay. Things were still crazy, but I was refreshed and hungry. It was the best thing for my career. Just put “freelance” on your resume and pick up a random job here or there and you will be fine.

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Disagree with Grey 1. The longer you stay, the more your confidence gets shaken. If you can afford to quit and move, why damage yourself any further?

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Don’t stay too long. It could have negative health effects.

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I’m in a similar situation. However I have another offer but am waiting to sort a few things out before giving my notice. It’s so hard not to just be like “yeah whatever, bye!"

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Or is it better to wait it out and try to get hired moving? Any advice appreciated.

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Is this your first agency? How long have you have been there? I need more info and can then give you a better answer

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Not my first agency- about 4 years experience. I’d be moving from NYC to a smaller market but still one of the major cities.

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Just apply to jobs aggressively and wait till you find something that feels right, no sense just switching to another shitty job. But if it’s unbearable there’s always uber and lyft.

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Going through the exact same situation with that tempting thought looming over my head... so good to know I’m not the only one in this situation right now. The only thing that is keeping me going is looking forward to the holidays. Other than that, what is pushing me back from just walking out the door is that I have done this before and while it was liberating for the first week or so, I started feeling more pressure and stress to find a job as time went by. While I had interviews lined up, there was also more pressure to perform well which is probably why I didn’t do so well on those interviews. I ultimately ended up landing another agency job just for the sake of paying the bills.

I would say, try to find something if you can, even if it’s a band aid. It’ll make you feel better about leaving (unless you’re confident you can find something soon!)

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And the winning entry goes to...Grey 1. Spot on advice.

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Are there other opportunities where you’re family’s located?

Could you move home and live with your family for a bit? If so would greatly reduce your reliance on a paycheque

I quit my job and moved closer to family about a year ago. No job lined up. Not much of a plan. I’m happy to say I’m doing just fine, happier than I was (I left New York for the Midwest) and you’ll be fine, too.

I moved from nyc to a smaller market recently. Very happy with my decision and lots of good opportunity. Actually looking to hire a partner. What region are you trying to move to?

@copywriter1 Midwest- Chicago or Minneapolis area!

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