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Cool, Unusual Reasons

to Quit Your Job

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If you don't like your job, quit while you are ahead - before they fire you! Submit your goodbye letter for work and you will never have to use any more excuses to skip work.

Luckily, there are many reasons to quit your job. If you can't think of your own, there are many to draw on - such as stating that after reading the international bestseller The Joy of Not Working you have decided to take early retirement or a long deserved sabbatical and earn your living from writing and self-publishing like I have done for many years.

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A recent survey of 250 Canadian advertising and marketing executives revealed that employees quit for the most unusal reasons. Following are some of the most unusual
reasons employees gave for chucking their jobs:

  • I don't like the smell of the office.
  • I am making too much money and don't feel that I am worth it.
  • I don't like to use a computer.
  • The job isn't as glamorous as I thought.
  • I don't like the lighting in the building.
  • I am bored.
  • I am over-employed.
  • I can't get up in the morning.
  • I don't want to work so hard.
  • The location isn't exciting enough.
  • I want to sunbathe on the beach in Europe.
  • I want to train for a triathlon.
  • I just want to go sailing.
  • I don't need the money, I am going to live on my trust fund.
  • I am moving to Hollywood to become a movie star.

The most unusual quitter, according to one executive's opinion, was the employee who used the silent exit strategy. "He just walked out without a peep," sighed the executive. "Until this day we have no idea why he left, nor were we able to contact him." 

Contrary to Popular Wisdom, Quitting Your Job Is Not Only Cool - But It Can Add to Great Success in Your Life

If other people can quit their jobs for the flimsy excuses given above, certainly you can quit yours in order that you can escape corporate life to do contract work or start some small business.

No doubt some people may chastise you for quitting your job, particularly with a recession going on and if you don’t have another conventional job lined up for yourself.

But so what? Quitting has always been cool according to American Evan Harris. “Our country was founded by quitters,” the author of The Art of Quitting (Barron’s Educational Series, 2004) recently told the Detroit News. “They left England and said, ‘Forget this. We are so out of here. We are not putting up with this any more.’ ” 

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Contary to popular wisdom, quitting your job is not only cool; but can add great success to your life. Whatever your gripe with your corporate job, you don’t have to put up with it because there are so many other things you can be doing. You should have at least one passionate pursuit that you can make the cornerstone of a dream job and a new lifestyle.

Seth Godin, in his inspirational book The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (And When to Stick) stresses that "qutting is often a great strategy, a smart way to manage your life and your career."  

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"Winners quit all the time," says Godin. "They just quit the right stuff at the right time." Put another way, real success goes to those who obsess about how bad their jobs are and then quit the jobs to pursue something a lot more stimulating and productive.

Quotes from The Dip to Help You Quit Your Job

  • "Never quit" - What a spectacularly bad piece of advice
  • Winners quit all the time. They quit the right stuff at the right time.
  • Winners win big time because the marketplace loves a winner.
  • Most people quit. They just don't quit successfully.
  • You need to quit. Not soon, but right now.
  • Quitting is not the same as failing.
  • Coping is a lousy alternative to quitting.
  • Quitting is difficult. Quitting requires you to acknowledge that you're never going to be #1 in the world. At least not at this. So it's easier just to put it off, not admit it, settle for mediocre. What a waste.
  • The biggest obstacle to life, as far as I can tell, is our inability to quit soon enough.
  • Being better than 98 percent of the competition used to be fine. In the world of Google, though, it's useless.
  • If you are not going to get to #1, you might as well quit right now.
  • Quitting is often a great strategy; a smart way to manage your life and your career. 
  • Quit the wrong stuff. Stick with the right stuff. Have the guts to do one or the other.

More Quotes to Help You Quit Your Job

Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.
- Sylvia Robinson

Is it hot in the rolling mill? Are the hours long? Is $15 a day not enough? Then escape is easy. Simply throw up your job, spit on your hands, and write another "Rosenkavailer."
- H. L. Mencken

A working girl is one who quit her job to get married.
- E. J. Kiefer

You're astonishing. How dare you waste it!
- Seth Godin, Author of The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (And When to Stick)

You have given me the courage to quit my job. I used to be a tax consultant. Now I'm a human being again.
- Les Oake (in letter to the author of
The Joy of Not Working )

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Anyone who says he isn't going to resign, four times, definitely will.
- John Kenneth Galbraith 

One of the most satisfying times at work is either quitting time, reading Ernie Zelinski's latest book, or when you quit your job.

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After reading How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free you can quit your job anytime you want and write a goodbye letter to announce why you are leaving. Your farewell letter can be either serious or humorous.

You can add some humor such as stating that after reading the international bestseller The Joy of Not Working you have decided to take early retirement or a long deserved sabbatical from your career.

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