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post #31 of 42
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Then the position wasn't "essential".

Companies go out of business. . .
post #32 of 42
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Then the position wasn't "essential".

Incorrect. Everything is 'essential' until it isn't; i.e. business is very fluid.
post #33 of 42
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Companies go out of business. . .

Yes they do. I'm not saying its fair or unfair, I'm just saying that 1. The OP shouldn't quit his job before he finds a new one because its easier to find a job when you have one (which seems the popular opinion on this thread) and 2. There is a bais against the jobless.

Edit for ImageWIS: ^That's it, you're just trolling at this point.
post #34 of 42
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Yes they do. I'm not saying its fair or unfair, I'm just saying that 1. The OP shouldn't quit his job before he finds a new one because its easier to find a job when you have one (which seems the popular opinion on this thread) and 2. There is a bais against the jobless.

Edit for ImageWIS: ^That's it, you're just trolling at this point.

I agree entirely that it is easier to find a job when you have one. I also agree that there is a bias against the jobless. I'm just saying that the folks that hold that bias are stupid fucktards and they annoy me and make it hard to find good help.
post #35 of 42
Thread Starter 
yea I've always been told it's easier to find a job when you have one but so far I'm not finding that to be true. looks like the response is pretty definitive to stick with it for now. you guys may have persuaded me ... for now. just to address a couple points... i do have enough cash to cover my expenses at current run rate for 1-2 years depending on how creative i wanted to get. also it's not like I can sit around at work sending out resumes. still curious to see if anyone recommends GTFO to weigh that option ...
post #36 of 42
I've never looked at studies, but I'd have to assume that one of the reasons it's easier to find work while employed is psychological. You don't NEED it and that comes across in your self-confidence.
post #37 of 42
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another point that was lost on this thread is that I don't mind working - I just want to be doing work that leads to obscene wealth and I'm concerned that the opportunity cost of this job outweighs the paycheck.
post #38 of 42
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yea I've always been told it's easier to find a job when you have one but so far I'm not finding that to be true.

looks like the response is pretty definitive to stick with it for now. you guys may have persuaded me ... for now.

just to address a couple points... i do have enough cash to cover my expenses at current run rate for 1-2 years depending on how creative i wanted to get. also it's not like I can sit around at work sending out resumes.

still curious to see if anyone recommends GTFO to weigh that option ...

I think the whole point of keeping your job right now until you find a new one is so that you can have steady income flow. It doesn't mean you have to literally apply for jobs and send resumes while you're at work. It just means that you will have money coming in for as long as it takes until you finally land the job you want.

Just go to work. Finish the daily grind. Go home and apply for jobs. If you get any interviews, take a few days off for personal reasons.
post #39 of 42
This might not be the greatest advice (I do not, nor I ever plan to work in HR) .. but one thing that stood out in you're post is:
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I'm actually surprised I haven't been laid off from current job because project flow has dried up so much that I literally had nothing to do last week.
It might be in your best interest to leave on your terms, rather then theirs? I think it'd be easier to get/expect a good a reference from a manager from a company that you left, then from one that fired you.
post #40 of 42
I would line something else up before quitting
post #41 of 42
If you had nothing to do last week and enjoyed the creativity of your last position, why not go to your supervisor and run some ideas past him/her? If you have the time and there are no projects coming in, ask for some creativity that benefits the company but also could align with your goals. Even if nothing comes of it, your supervisor will probably appreciate your being proactive.
post #42 of 42
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I've never looked at studies, but I'd have to assume that one of the reasons it's easier to find work while employed is psychological. You don't NEED it and that comes across in your self-confidence.

It's a lot more than that. The company doing the hiring would rather hire someone who seems employable and sought-after, which you don't appear to be when you're unemployed. You just seem like damaged or unwanted goods, to a certain and varying extent (especially depending on how long you've been out of work).

It's sort of like how girls are more into you when you're not single.
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