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Have You Ever Quit a Job You Loved Going to Everyday?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Hoji, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

    May 28, 2008
    Mustang Ridge
    Because there are days I wish I could do that again, does not match up to the days I can look at my wife and say” the Pogues are playing in Belfast next week, I can get tickets, do you want to go for a weekend? And actually be able to do it. I really do like what I do a lot. It ain’t playing in the woods for a living , but it is not bad at all.

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  2. candcallen

    candcallen Purveyor of Snark Humor and Truth.

    Jul 23, 2011
    Little Elm
    Ever see bigfoot? In the woods I mean.
  3. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

    May 28, 2008
    Mustang Ridge
    I wear a 13. Does that count?
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  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Feb 2, 2013
    Hutto, TX (kinda)
    Yeah, I did. But flying around covering the good old USA had to stop when the kids decided to come along. Allegedly I had something to do with that. Took a lesser role and knew that would start a 18-24 month timeclock on leaving the company for good. But I love my kids more than I loved that team...but damn I miss the team!
  5. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 2, 2017
    Truth be told, if working a job is so great, we wouldn’t have to pay people to show up LOL

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  6. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

    Sep 27, 2017
    Are you voting for Bernie or Elizabeth? Because money doesn’t magically show up in the checking account.

    My life has shown me the people who are miserable at work at just miserable as people.
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  7. gdr_11

    gdr_11 Active Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    I walked away from the best job I ever had after the management changed overnight for political reasons. After 25 years of working my way up through several branches of the same organization I ended up in charge of a major department for a large DOE contractor. I was making more money than I ever had, had a $1 million dollar home and a great team of 300 employees who I pulled together into a well oiled unit. I won the favor of the DOE folks in Washington and had strong support there.

    A new President was appointed and he in turn booted out my CEO and appointed one of his old cronies from Bell Labs. We had an organization of 4,000 employees and the biggest group this guy had ever led was a 60 person research lab inside of a university. He was completely incompetent, totally paranoid and set about getting rid of every senior manager his predecessor had hired so he could surround himself with people who owed their position to him, not because of their own competence.

    After a year or so, he set his sights on me and they started trying to undermine me but my support base in Washington told them to leave me alone. Then, I was ordered to falsify government documents so I could choose between insubordination or committing a Federal crime. I chose to leave after my attorney told me best case scenario was a long and expensive lawsuit that would drag everyone through the mud and leave me in limbo until such time as a settlement could be carved out. I had a friend who had gone though almost the same thing in another branch and he was out of work for 3 years while the lawyers fought back and forth and, although he ended up with a reasonable settlement and placement in a mediocre job, it cost him his marriage and most of his sanity.

    I left and started my own consulting business which, although rewarding, has never given me even half of what I would have made had I continued there.
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  8. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

    Feb 19, 2015
    Once parted ways with a company over the same issue, except it was internal company reports and not government documents. Was hard financially for a while. But at least I could still look my father in the eye, and pass on his good name to my descendants. Never regretted the decision.
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  9. Brains

    Brains IQ: 47

    Apr 9, 2013
    Never quit one I loved, but I lost a couple. One was a simple case of insufficient revenue and eventual closure, the other was a business acquisition that didn't work out.
  10. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Then there are circumstances where your life plans can go to shit in an instance. In that case you man the **** up & do it.

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