Five Good Reasons Why I Finally Decided To Quit My Job

Today is exactly six months from the day I left my job in the corporate world. It seems that it was just a few days ago when I told my immediate supervisor about my plans of rendering service and leaving our company.

Being in this company for more than 3 years,  having a monthly salary which is 3 times higher than minimum pay and not to mention this being my very first job, I guess I was actually ambivalent (having mixed emotions) while I was discussing my resignation with him.

I remember at that time, there were a lot of employees who were resigning because of negative things that happened in the company. In my case, I really don’t have anything negative against the company or my job. As I mentioned above, I get paid about 3 times higher than minimum pay. I also do not have any problems with my peers, and most of my supervisors are kind and approachable. The workload is really not that hard compared to others in the same industry. If you are single and don’t have any dependents; I guess you could say that my job could actually be your dream job.

Why did I finally decide to leave this company? Is it actually the right decision to make? Honesty speaking, I’m not 100% sure that it is really the right decision to make but sooner or later, I knew it had to happen. To give you a few tips, I’ve listed below my main “good” reasons for finally deciding to quit.

1)  Change in Career Path

Last year, a friend of mine introduced to me the idea of franchising. We went to the 2014 Franchise Expo which showcased a lot of opportunities for people with entrepreneurial minds. It was actually the first time that I got to speak with managers and supervisors without fear. What’s good about this is that I am speaking with them as a client and not as their employee.

That experience really gave me a great sense of fulfillment that I guess I seldom experience in the corporate world. Simply put, my career change is to become full time entrepreneur.

2) To Have More Time

Being in a 40-Hour work/week schedule, I had to balance my time in going to work and supervising in our business venture.  Not to mention time to read more articles about entrepreneurship and personal finance, going to other places and meeting other people for business opportunities, spending time with my family and friends and doing the things that I love to do. I simply needed more time.

3) Already Has A Stable Emergency Fund

When I first started working, my sister just lent me 2000php (if I am not mistaken) for my pocket money. My family would then tell me to save, save, and save. I guess because of their constant reminder, I was able to save more than an average employee could.  However, I never really knew why I was saving until I learned about entrepreneurship and personal finance.

Attending seminars about personal finance, I learned that having an emergency fund is important. In cases that you suddenly lose your job, you would have money to spare. Most often, the suggested emergency fund should be at least good for 3 to 6 months. I was actually thankful that I have this amount in my savings account and that saved me from having a dilemma.

4) Seeking New Challenges

Having a fix monthly income saves you from the hassle of looking for ways to pay your bills. If you are content with that, I really suggest that you stay employed and don’t venture into entrepreneurship. In my case, and I think most (if not all) entrepreneurs, having a fix income every month is not enough.

I know that quitting my job will be hard as I got used to receiving a fix salary twice a month for the past 3 years. I know it will really be challenging during the first months and I really need to tighten my expenses. But I just know that in a few months or years, I will reap good consequences for making this decision.

5) Has A Contingency Plan Ready

Most Entrepreneurial tips and articles suggest that you should throw away your back up plans in order for you to become successful in your business venture.  While it is true that not having a back-up plan will make you strive and work harder to achieve your goals, problems will certainly occur during your venture.  Always expect the worst case scenario.

Have options like switching to another business, partnering with other individuals and as far as going back to the corporate world are good examples. Worse comes to worst that I’ll need go back to the corporate world, I’ll make sure to save enough again to venture into entrepreneurship.

“The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances, Changes.”

“You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.”

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Jeypi Kyu

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  • I can relate to this and it’s inspiring 🙂 I wanted a shift of career. As of this moment, I’m saving up before I leave the corporate world.

    • Great! It might be a bit hard adjusting once you do so, but as they say “nothing beats preparation!”.. 🙂 Everyone can cope with life’s changes. Good luck on your journey!

  • Nice. Thanks for this. I always daydream of quitting my job but then I feel like it’s not yet my time to quit.

  • Sounds like you have everything figured out! I bid you good luck and I hope you fly high with your new business.

  • Raymond Vasquez

    And how are you doing right now? I guess it’s high time to quit your job and pursue what you want while there’s no family depending on you yet. It’s a different story when you have a family depending mainly on you for sustenance. This is a good reminder for me.

    • Jeypi Kyu

      Hi Raymond. I’m fine I guess. I have too much Idle time, which is good and bad at the same time. and You’re definitely right, things would change once I have my own family. 🙂

      • Raymond Vasquez

        I plan on quitting my job soon. And this reminds me, although it’s a different story, I have a daughter growing up, and a sibling still going to school. After she’s done with her degree, I am considering on jumping off the cliff and dive into the great unknown of possibilities. 🙂

        • Jeypi Kyu

          I see.. Good luck then. I do hope and pray for your successful ventures in the future. 🙂

          • Raymond Vasquez

            Thanks for the well wishes. Yep. I am bound to succeed. 🙂 Claiming it! 🙂

  • Tiffany Yong

    I will say Congratulations! Because quitting usually means you’ve decided to get out of your comfort zone and do something new or Better!

  • i need to do this myself! ive been meaning to change jobs but I’m too comfortable in my current one

  • Karla Ramos

    Congrats! It takes a lot of courage to quit one’s job especially if there’s nothing wrong with it. Changing one’s career is something we need to make at least once in our lifetime.

  • Shifting to another job for advancement is a healthy thing in life. But be sure to decide it wholeheartedly and accept the new horizon. never give up until you get what you want in life. Keep motivating!

  • There are a lot of factors when it comes to career shifts. Among the key consideration is what will make you happy. A regular job can give you a fixed income while freelance or business can give you more time and can be more financially sound in the long run.

  • yvonnembertoldo .

    In my case, I’ve been wanting to be a SAHW/WAHM with the obvious reason which is to be with the kids, but I just can’t quit my job yet. I’m scared that I wouldn’t be able to provide what my family needs if I quit.

  • Girl Unspotted

    Congratulations! And valid points you have there! If your job is no longer making you happy, there is no point in sticking around. (Besides money?)

  • The Kid Trotter

    well done to you – sometimes you have to make that leap to achieve greater things in your life .. it can be scary but remember nothing great every happened in the comfort zone !

  • dmhyf

    Many people are raised and educated to work for other people. However, the best thing is to be your own boss as an entrepreneur. Good luck on taking the big jump! – Fred

  • This is an eyeopener for me because I’ve never had a full time job, in a sense since I became a stay at home wife/mom after getting married straight out of college. My job as a wife and mom on the other hand has no word “quit” in it, forever. 🙂

  • Earth’s Attractions

    As I started reading your article, I was looking for the back-up plan/solution/saved money tip. Glad to see it. And good luck with your new direction in life and career – 6 months is something already!