Time of the year to jump ship

It's the time of my career once again and surprisingly this time it didn't take as long as the previous one to decide. I like to go with reasons more than my heart
(although sometimes they coincide to the same conclusion). Here is my rationalization process:

Why I work

- To earn a living
- To satisfy my passion for something I like to do
- To sell / provide solutions to others
- To achieve a cause that I believe in

Why I want to resign

- The main motivator above doesn't hold true anymore
- Of lack of recognition given for my work done
- There are better choices out there eg. pay, progress
- The big boss add fires instead of giving support in fire fighting
- Sacrifice for the cause is too big or stressful to bear

What I am forgoing

- A stable income
- Work incentives and medical benefits

Post-resignation plans

- Take a hiatus, travel around abit, and work part-time in between
- Find a full-time job of a different field (need to redefine my 'passion')
- Take up a course (maybe a new skill, a new language...)
- Start healthier living (eat on time, eat less fast food, start an exercise regime again, enough rest)

However... it never hurts to get the BONUS first and continue to fire-fight just a little while more before throwing letter.... *fighting*


"There are two types of mistakes: mistakes of ambition and mistakes of sloth.

The first is the result of a decision to act—to do something. This type of mistake is made with incomplete information, as it’s impossible to have all the facts beforehand. This is to be encouraged. Fortune favors the bold.

The second is the result of a decision of sloth—to not do something—wherein we refuse to change a bad situation out of fear despite having all the facts. This is how learning experiences become terminal punishments, bad relationships become bad marriages, and poor job choices become lifelong prison sentences." - The 4-hour Workweek

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  1. We are in the same boat :) I am taking my bonus as well, before seeking new work that I feel passionate about. Will also be taking a break to travel to a few places. Good fortune and luck to both of us! "Fighting" :)

    1. Hi An9elfire, same same. All the best for your work hunt!

  2. Rainbow girl,

    Have fun and enjoy your hiatus or sabbatical from work!

    Who knows? You may meet a boy during your travels, and he turned out to be everything you wanted in a man ;)

    I believe in fairy tales. Either that, or I must stop peeking at the Korean dramas mom is watching in the evenings...


    1. hi SMOL, thanks!
      Aiya Korean dramas always exaggerate and beautify the love stories la. So you found your 'fairy tales' in real life yet?


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