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S_Happens
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Aug20-11, 07:46 PM
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I turned in my letter of resignation yesterday and two weeks from tomorrow I'll be unemployed.

I quit to go back to school full time. I posted a related topic back in January, but I was able to work through the semester and take the two classes. I did well, worked all summer, and got accepted into the ME program. My classes start on Monday and I have 6 semesters to go.

I'm both excited about the opportunity and anxious about leaving a very secure job that I actually enjoy quite a bit. That said, the job isn't all gravy and I won't ever have a better opportunity to go back, so I'm taking it. I worked hard for the past 4.5 years to make this possible and I know there's still a lot of hard work ahead of me (albeit quite different).
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Aug20-11, 07:52 PM
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Good luck S!
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Aug20-11, 07:57 PM
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I hope you enjoy your studies S!! What are you going to study?

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Aug20-11, 07:58 PM
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Quit my Job

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micromass
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Aug20-11, 07:59 PM
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Ah, that explains the ME in your post
Have fun with it!
Ivan92
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Aug20-11, 08:05 PM
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It is never easy to leave a secure job, but I know you have made a major step forward in your life! No regrets! Have fun!
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Aug20-11, 08:07 PM
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It's a difficult step in the right direction, congratulations, now you have the momentum, let it carry you far. Good luck!
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Aug20-11, 10:15 PM
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Quote Quote by S_Happens View Post
I turned in my letter of resignation yesterday and two weeks from tomorrow I'll be unemployed.

I quit to go back to school full time. I posted a related topic back in January, but I was able to work through the semester and take the two classes. I did well, worked all summer, and got accepted into the ME program. My classes start on Monday and I have 6 semesters to go.

I'm both excited about the opportunity and anxious about leaving a very secure job that I actually enjoy quite a bit. That said, the job isn't all gravy and I won't ever have a better opportunity to go back, so I'm taking it. I worked hard for the past 4.5 years to make this possible and I know there's still a lot of hard work ahead of me (albeit quite different).
Best wishes and good luck with your academic pursuits!
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Aug20-11, 11:08 PM
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Good luck! I've been contemplating the same idea here recently. Let me know how it goes. I have about 6-8 classes and I'll have my degree in ME. Easier said than done with working a huge amount of hours with no extra help at work. Best of luck! I know it will work out for you:)
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Aug21-11, 12:39 AM
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Good luck, S_Happens. It's unsettling to leave your comfort-zone, sometimes, but it is often necessary to your growth. I have been very fortunate to have a wife that is very supportive and who has faith in my abilities, so I've been able to job-hop freely in order to pursue the best jobs that were available to me.
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Aug21-11, 03:21 AM
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Good luck SH. Hard to achieve something without taking risks, I wish you it will pay off
Topher925
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Aug21-11, 09:37 AM
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I did the same thing a few years ago when I left my job to go to grad school full time. I don't regret it one bit.
flyingpig
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Aug21-11, 10:25 AM
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Your previous job was?
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Aug21-11, 10:25 AM
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Quote Quote by mcknia07 View Post
Good luck! I've been contemplating the same idea here recently. Let me know how it goes. I have about 6-8 classes and I'll have my degree in ME. Easier said than done with working a huge amount of hours with no extra help at work. Best of luck! I know it will work out for you:)
Good luck to you to, mck!
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Aug21-11, 10:55 AM
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Good luck S!
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Aug21-11, 11:15 AM
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Good luck!

Yesterday was my last day at my job. After working full time and taking 15 credits a semester for the past 4 semesters, I just can't do it anymore. Now I get to give my final year of undergrad my full attention.
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Aug21-11, 12:07 PM
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Quote Quote by S_Happens View Post
I turned in my letter of resignation yesterday and two weeks from tomorrow I'll be unemployed.

I quit to go back to school full time. I posted a related topic back in January, but I was able to work through the semester and take the two classes. I did well, worked all summer, and got accepted into the ME program. My classes start on Monday and I have 6 semesters to go.

I'm both excited about the opportunity and anxious about leaving a very secure job that I actually enjoy quite a bit. That said, the job isn't all gravy and I won't ever have a better opportunity to go back, so I'm taking it. I worked hard for the past 4.5 years to make this possible and I know there's still a lot of hard work ahead of me (albeit quite different).
Soooo....can I have your old job ?
WatermelonPig
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Aug21-11, 01:54 PM
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Nice username but don't think of your situation like that. Sounds like you got a good plan.


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