I Finally Quit My Miserable Job! + 7 Tips On How To Do So Yourself…

I Finally Quit My Miserable Job! + 7 Tips On How To Do So Yourself…

You read that right…

I finally quit my miserable job and I couldn’t be happier…

Well, I could have been happier if I had actually quit it to go full time on my online business but I actually quit it because I found another, more tolerable job.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining… This a big step for me as well, because I was longing for that moment for almost 2 years. So, here I am, sharing with you this part of my story as well as some tips that might help you escape the job you hate for so long yourself.

By the way, there’s not a single chance I am postponing or quitting my entrepreneurial dream. My ultimate goal is to quit all jobs and work for myself for the rest of my life and I will never stop until I reach it. But until that happens, I have to have a way to make some money to buy food and stuff 😛

If you want to follow my footsteps, build an online affiliate marketing business in order to eventually quit all jobs forever and work for yourself online, you should absolutely go ahead and read How To Quit Your Job And Be Your Own Boss: My Way!

Moving on, I would like to start by letting you know why I actually hated my last job.

 

Why I Hated My Last Job

My last job was an entry job in a large global corporation. The position was in the customer service department of the company and I was handling the service failures, complaints, compensations, service recoveries, etc. I called my job “The Scapegoat”. I was basically the one on whom angry customers would lash out for a mistake that someone else in the company made while trying to make everything right myself.

The company was very good and legit. The coworkers were nice and normal. The pay was decent and on-time. Basically, everything was as perfect as it could be except for my job duties. I really fucking hated them to the very depths of my soul. We had to deal with angry and irrational customers all day long and we had to apologize for mistakes that were absolutely out of our reach and completely out of our control.

The workload was awfully heavy as well. We didn’t have time to catch our breath and we even left tons of tasks unfulfilled daily. This resulted in having to apologize to more angry customers every single day for not being able to give them the attention they needed and resolve our service failures on time.

Anyway, this went on for about 2 years before I found this new job and left.

My initial plan was to just “hang in there” until I was earning a full-time income through my online business but this required a lot more time and I just couldn’t hold it together any longer.

I was constantly exhausted, I was neglecting my health and my relationships with my family and friends, and the quality of my online business kept decreasing over time.

So, as a measure to counter my situation before my entire life blows up on my face, I went for another more tolerable job.

This new job is exactly what I was after… A normal, boring desk job. Let me tell you that having a boring job is much better than having a job which squeezes the soul out of you. At least this is the case for me. I am in this job for 2 weeks now and my entire life has already started falling together.

 

How Long It Took Me To Find Another Job

First of all, I want to point out that the country I live in is going through a severe economic crisis for the last few years and good jobs that pay a decent salary on time are very hard to find.

My previous job was at a large global corporation which most of the people that I know wouldn’t even dare to think of leaving due to the safety, benefits, and stability that it provided in a rather unstable national environment.

Nevertheless, it took me less than a year to find a better job (according to my own tastes) and I wasn’t even trying that hard. I was applying to 3-7 new job positions per month and I was going to 1-4 interviews per month on average.

Nearly 50% of the jobs I interviewed for wanted to hire me. So basically, I had the luxury to choose the job which was the best according to what I was looking for instead of jumping to another equally bad job out of necessity to quit my old one.

If your country’s economic state is not as bad as mine and you are willing to apply to more job positions as well as attend more interviews per month, you’ll most probably be able to find another better job much faster than me.

So yeah, you are not as helpless as you might be thinking.

All you have to do is get out there and start looking and eventually you’ll land a job that’s better than your current one.

Here are some tips and insights that I got while looking for another job which might help you out during your job hunt.

 

7 Tips Towards Landing a Better Job

 

1 • Determine What You Hate About Your Current Job

The first step to finding a better job is to figure out what you don’t like or hate about your current one.

This way you’ll save tons of time and energy because you’ll know what you should be looking for in your next job. Also, you’ll ensure that you won’t end up working an equally shitty job.

For example, there were two things that I hated in my previous job:

  • My duties
  • The ridiculously heavy workload

So, I started applying to job positions with different duties but which at the same time could utilize the skills that I had already acquired and cultivated from my previous job. Moreover, I was only applying to smaller companies (I really hate the corporate, faceless environment. Plus, a smaller company’s workload should be lower).

Step 1: Determine exactly what you hate about your current job
Step 2: Avoid all jobs which seem to come with all those things you hate about your current job

That’s exactly what I did and so far it seems that it turned out a success. Do that yourself, and you should be fine.

 

2 • Be Willing to Make Sacrifices

Every job has its pros and cons.

I am pretty sure that despite needing to quit your job more than breathing itself, ultimately it’s not all bad right? Maybe it’s close to where you live. Maybe you like your coworkers. Or maybe you like the fact that you are working a morning shift.

However, no two jobs are identical.

Some of the aspects that you liked about your old job are probably going to have to change once you get a new job and you have to be willing to give some of them up in the name of finding a job that suits you better. If you don’t do that, you’ll probably end up rejecting most jobs which are willing to hire you.

For example, as I stated earlier, what mattered to me the most was to find a job with tolerable duties and a decent workload. If I did come across such a job and they were willing to hire me, I wouldn’t mind working for a little less money, driving a little bit further (my old job was 5 minutes from my house), or working earlier in the morning.

This opened up a ton of new job possibilities and made it much easier for me to actually decide to make the leap and leave my old job for the new one.

 

3 • Update And Improve Your Resume

The first thing that you need to do before you even start applying to other job positions is to update your resume.

When I first started applying to other job positions I used an old, outdated and truthfully awful resume and it’s no surprise that I got almost no callbacks from any of those jobs.

Thankfully, I became aware of my mistake relatively fast, I updated and improved my resume, and once I did I got calls for scheduling an interview from at least 3 out of 5 jobs that I applied.

Some tips to improve your resume:

  • Make it minimal
  • Include all your previous work experience
  • Make it unique. I included a work-related “favorite quote” section which was something that caught the eye of my recruiters
  • Mention 3-5 activities or hobbies of yours at the bottom of your resume
  • Use bullet points
  • Don’t elaborate too much. Be concise and to the point
  • Describe 4-5 of the duties you had on your previous jobs (for example, I used to work as a warehouse clerk. Under the job description I used bullet points to include my duties such as scanning, sorting, re-weighting, checking import and export documentation, etc)

If you’d be interested in sending you my resume template, please contact me.

Be careful to never lie in your resume because first of all, if someone ends up hiring you based on fake information, they will absolutely figure out that you lied.

Secondly, when they figure out that you don’t display the necessary skills, they will most probably fire you and you’ll have to start all over again, you have wasted time and energy, and it’s probable that you hurt your reputation as well.

Same goes for lying during your interviews.

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4 • Don’t Apply to Jobs that You Don’t Qualify for

Basically, you can apply to any job that you want. However, it would be a smart move to only apply to jobs that you qualify for.

This way you’ll save time, energy, and frustration from going to job interviews which are going to reject you if you even get any callbacks in the first place.

 

5 • Go Part-Time

It’s true that finding another job is very hard if you are already working another job, especially the “attending to a job interview” part.

Besides that it’s exhausting, there will be times when a recruiter would like to meet you at some time during your current job’s work shift.

Sure you can ask for a reschedule, an afternoon or a Saturday interview but that will almost never take place. They will simply hire someone else instead of you.

This actually happened to me a few times until I decided to go part-time at my current job, to have more free time and energy to invest in finding another job.

Before going part-time consider if your company actually has any part-time positions that you could cover.

Also, be aware that your company might see through your devious plan and fire you. If they ask you why you want to go part-time, you can tell them due to personal or family reasons. I actually told them that I am working a part-time job from home and I don’t really need to hold a full-time position at the company anymore.

Lastly, ask to be demoted only if you are sure that you want to quit your job and only if you are willing to actually use your extra free time to find a better one because once you go part-time chances are that you will not be able to return to full-time if needed, at least not in the near future.

 

6 • Don’t State that You Hated Your Old Job

“Why do you want to leave your current job?”

I was asked the question above in every single job interview that I attended and this is probably going to be the case for you as well.

So, prepare yourself to give a solid answer because it can make a huge difference between getting this new job or getting rejected. And for God’s sake don’t tell them that you didn’t like or that you hated your old job.

It’s way better to give them a general and neutral answer which doesn’t leave them much space for follow-up questions such as:

  • There was no growth potential
  • I want to cultivate some new skills and your company seems like the right place to do so
  • I would like to leverage the skills that I’ve learned so far in a different work environment
  • It was about time to leave my comfort zone and take a risk to improve my life

Or you could just make something up. Basically, anything that doesn’t imply that you fucking hate your current job should be okay.

 

7 • Be Patient and Don’t Make Rash Decisions

If leaving your job is something that you are just thinking about for now and you can hang in there for a couple more years, maybe you need to start considering alternate options that have the potential to make you even happier than just finding another job.

For example, you could start your own business around a passion of yours. Or learn and hone a certain, valuable skill, and start offering it as a freelance worker either offline or online.

There actually exist many ways to replace your current income in order to quit your job.

However, there will be people, just like me, who’ll feel that the stress and pressure working an awful job is just unbearable. If you’re one of those people, if you just had enough and staying at your current job for another 6 months is making want to kill yourself or your boss or your dog, and if you just can’t quit your job cold-turkey because you need the money and stuff, then going for another more tolerable job should be your first priority. And after you manage to achieve your first goal, after you finally settle, start looking for ways to further improve your situation.

 

Conclusion

I know that you might think otherwise, but finding another job isn’t that hard after all. And I am stating that from the standpoint of a citizen of a country which is going through a severe economic crisis for the last few years.

The unemployment rate in my country is 20% which is actually the highest rate in Europe.

So, if I managed to find another job relatively easily under such conditions, it should be a piece of cake for you.

  • Determine what you hate about your current job
  • Be willing to make sacrifices
  • Update and improve your resume
  • Don’t apply to jobs that you don’t qualify for
  • Go part-time
  • Be patient and don’t make rash decisions

If you are interested in following my footsteps and create your very own affiliate marketing business in order to eventually quit all jobs forever and become the boss of yourself and the master of your life, check out my article How To Quit Your Job And Be Your Own Boss: My Way!

Happy hunting 🙂

 

If you have any questions or need any further help or guidance from me, please email me at xaric@dearboss-iquit.com or drop me a PM on my Wealthy Affiliate Profile.

I’ll be thrilled to help you out.

Xaric,
dearboss-iquit.com

 

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Marshall

    Wow I love this article it really got me and I have the boldness to quit my job. I am into sales and the most annoying part of the job is that i am the one at the receiving end of any fault that happens during the deal on the job. This article really gave me an insight on what I should focus on about what give me joy and still pay my bills. Thanks for this post

    1. Xaric

      Marshall, sales jobs suck ass 😛

      I am glad that I helped you out and I really hope that you manage to find something better. Since you are not fond of sales, I would stay away from customer service jobs as well.

      Give us an update if you make it.

      Xaric

  2. Gevonna Johnson

    I like this I like the project 24 where you tell and show how and which affiliate programs to use. I like how it gave a 24 month time frame to change your income from a job to online. I like how it goes into how to save a year on the journey. This was a great spend of my time thank you for posting!

    1. Xaric

      Obviously, you have commented in the wrong post because you are talking about my Project 24 Review.

      Thank you for taking the time to browse through my website though. 

      I really hope you found what you were looking for.

      Xaric

  3. Paul

    Dear Xaric,

    Thanks a lot for the informative and helpful post. Sharing from your own experience makes the difference and adds more value to the post.

    Nowadays a lot of people with a full-time job are starting their online career so yours is a great source of information with valuable advice. Thanks for the Great inspiring post! This has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others.

    To share from my own experience…

    This post means a lot to me because it reminded me my old days… I was working in a night shift for nearly 6+ years and I always wanted to start my own online business and be my own boss. I started to learn about blogging but the time didn’t permit I use to work for 12+ hours per day for 6 days in night shift.

    Later I switched to a day job the challenge is… That’s also 12+ hours per day and 6 days a week but I started working on my blogging business part-time daily 2 to 3 hours for one year. I was able to see the results after 6 months and I gradually started earning money from blogging.

    To cut the long story short…

    After one year my blogging business earned me 75% of what I earn on my day job but I was just working for 2-3 hours on my blog. So I resigned my job started to work full-time.

    Now I am earning a full-time income from the comfort of my home which is my dream.

    Much Success!

    Paul

    1. Xaric

      Dear Paul, 

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my article as well as share your motivating story with us.

      Do you hear that people? Anyone can live off of an online business if they invest some of their free time and effort in actually building it, just like Paul.

      If you are interested in doing so, go ahead and take a look at How To Quit Your Job And Be Your Own Boss: My Way!

      Very inspiring Paul! I might actually include your story in my upcoming success stories article! I will let you know if that happens.

      Xaric

  4. Jay

    Working in a miserable job which drains the life out of a person is definitely not worth it. The only reason I would stay in a job that I absolutely hate is if the pay is mouthwatering. I don’t see any other reason why I would be in a job that is actually making me miserable.

    Finding another job depending on one’s qualifications should not be that hard. As long as you know how to respond to interview questions and you have an updated resume I don’t think it should be that difficult.

    1. Xaric

      It’s really not that difficult Jay. People and their negative thinking make it difficult. Either that or they are just not willing to go past their comfort zones until they find something better.

      To tell you the truth, one day some months before I quit my job I asked myself “Okay, for how much money would you not have a problem working there?”. 

      The answer was “Even if I made $10k a month, I still wouldn’t stand to be working there for another year”.

      That was the moment I actually started acting towards finding a better job. For me, the amount of money didn’t matter.

      Whatever costs my well-being is simply way too expensive.

      Xaric

  5. Chrissie Spurgeon

    You have some great tips to help anyone who hates their current job to take positive action to change their situation and find something which they really do like whilst always trying to get to the point where you can be your own boss.

    These tips are rarely seen online, and there is obviously a great need for them so your post is really well-timed.

    Very many thanks for a really helpful post.

    Chrissie 🙂

    1. Xaric

      Hey Chrissie, thank you for your kind and motivating words.

      If only I motivate one person to act towards improving their employment status I would consider myself successful.

      Of course, being your own boss is my dream and as I stated I will not rest until I succeed.

      But it’s really not for everyone. Truth is there are a lot of other “easier” ways to replace your current income in order to quit your job if you don’t like the idea of creating something of your own.

      Xaric

  6. ajibola40

    I must first commend you for taking the bold step of quitting your job.

    Your job is actually one of the jobs I would never take in my life.

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us as well as for the tips. I wrote down a couple of them for future reference.

    Looking forward to your next update.

    1. Xaric

      I am glad that I could be of help man 🙂

      And you are right! Customer service jobs fucking SUCK! I wouldn’t work a similar job either.

      My best regards, 

      Xaric

  7. Linus Udochukwu Marvellous

    Congratulations on quitting that miserable job.

    I wished you would have gone into your online business full time but I believe very soon you will. I actually did quit mine a few months ago but I did it to go into my online business full-time and I must say, it has been so much fun all the way through.

    1. Xaric

      Yeah, it’s a big step for me. Waiting forward for the next one which will be to quit all jobs forever and devote my full attention to working online.

      Thank you very much for sharing part of your story with us and I would definitely love to hear more about it so I might email you if that’s okay.

      Xaric!

  8. tawhid

    Hello Xaric,

    I am very determined to quit my awful job and your article has been just what I needed to read right now. I have to start moving 😛

    I would like to find out more about creating my own online business just like yours and I’d appreciate some guidance on how to get started.

    Can you help me out?

    1. Xaric

      Hey Tawhid,

      I have posted several articles on creating your own online business from scratch but before you do I would like to point out once more that it takes time and effort. It’s not something that you’ll start today and you’ll make money tomorrow.

      If you can’t stand working on your job for the next 6-12 months, I’d recommend to first solve that problem by finding another more tolerable job, while of course building your own online business.

      Here are some links that might help you out:

      4 Ways To Deal With A Job You Hate Like A Pro
      How To Start An Online Affiliate Marketing Business For Free
      15 Ways To Replace Your Income In Order To Quit Your Job In 2019
      How To Quit Your Job And Be Your Own Boss: My Way!

      If you need any further clarifications, you can also contact me directly. I would be more than happy to help you out.

      Xaric

  9. Dapoach

    This is a very well explicit post. I must confess that i really learned a lot , and more importantly i love your honest and candid advises. I love the part in which you said we should not apply for jobs we don’t qualify for. I had been guilty of these for close to two years, i was always applying for jobs that had requirements higher than my certifications. Until i changed my approach to this and applied for jobs within my qualification before eventually getting a job. Thanks so much for this lovely write up. It has really been helpful and inspiring. I am sure many job seekers would find this very helpful

    1. Xaric

      Thank you for your kind words.

      How is the new job going?

  10. Eric

    I completely agree with your post. One of the things I particularly liked was that you said to never talk bad about your previous job. New employers hate this at interviews. Also, updating the resume is really important. My wife’s dad couldn’t find a job for almost a year. My wife made some wording tweaks to his resume, he got 5 new calls, 3 interviews, and 2 offers. It was incredible. I would love to quit my job and this shows me that I just need to get a plan and stick to it!

    1. Xaric

      Hi Eric,

      Truth is that you should avoid talking about your previous job altogether if you only have bad things to say about it. If your recruiter insists on telling them about your old job, you can focus on talking about all its positives. If there were none, well, you should improvise and come up with some generalities while trying to change the subject.

      Your resume is the very first impression, so it would be a good idea to devote some time to improve it before sending it over. Just start there. Don’t try to plan everything out. Apply to 10 job openings, attend a couple of interviews, and if you don’t get a new job, find out what you did wrong and further improve on it until you get it right.

      Rinse and repeat for as long as it takes and you’ll eventually find a better job 🙂

      You can absolutely do it!

      Xaric

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