Great thread from 2010 here, that I have read through probably a dozen times.
Just wondered if anyone has done this in the last couple of years (I really don’t know if there’s much of a difference in “the economy” between July 2010 and now - whatever that’s worth).
My situation - early 40’s, office drone job (that pays ok - it’s not what I would LOVE to do, but I’m pretty good at it, so my next job will likely be in the same line of work). But at my current place of employment, it’s nothing but nonstop hostility from the woman I work for. There is no training and development whatsoever, because she is extremely “territorial” about her work (probably because a couple of us could likely do her job better than her, if she ever showed us what she does).
We all think she is paranoid that everyone is “out to get rid of her”, so she’s always the first one to distribute the blame when something goes wrong (even if it was her fault), or the first to take credit when something goes right (even if she wasn’t even involved).
I’ve gotten to where I almost can’t stand it anymore. I’m contemplating just giving “one month’s notice”, making it clear that I’ll still consider this job “priority # 1” while I’m there, but in the meantime I won’t be making it a secret that I’ll be off interviewing from time to time (maybe once or twice a week, for an hour or two each time).
If I don’t find anything in the next month, then I’ll gladly look forward to walking out, four Fridays from now; then taking a couple weeks off, and then making “finding my next job” a full-time ‘job’.
Couple of things that I’m pondering though:
I wonder if they hired my replacement in that one-month window, presumably they could just say “get your shit, your last day is today”?
And secondly, I wonder - if it came to being without a job for a month or so - if just saying on your resume’ that you are “currently employed” would be the worst thing in the world (to prevent having to explain why you’d up and quit without having a new job)? Granted, I wouldn’t still be trying to pull this 3 - 4 months down the road… but one month? I’d likely consider it.
Thanks for any input / personal experiences.