Quit my Job

  1. S_Happens

    S_Happens 302
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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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  3. Evo

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    Good luck S!
     
  4. micromass

    micromass 19,689
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    I hope you enjoy your studies S!! What are you going to study?
     
  5. S_Happens

    S_Happens 302
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    Mechanical Engineering
     
  6. micromass

    micromass 19,689
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    Ah, that explains the ME in your post :biggrin:
    Have fun with it!
     
  7. 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!
     
  8. It's a difficult step in the right direction, congratulations, now you have the momentum, let it carry you far. Good luck!
     
  9. Astronuc

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    Best wishes and good luck with your academic pursuits!
     
  10. 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:)
     
  11. turbo

    turbo 7,366
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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.
     
  12. Borek

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    Good luck SH. Hard to achieve something without taking risks, I wish you it will pay off :biggrin:
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. Your previous job was?
     
  15. Astronuc

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    Good luck to you to, mck!
     
  16. G01

    G01 2,698
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    Good luck S!
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. lisab

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    Soooo....can I have your old job :biggrin:?
     
  19. Nice username but don't think of your situation like that. Sounds like you got a good plan.
     
  20. S_Happens

    S_Happens 302
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    I am an operator in a chemical plant. I control/monitor a process used to make olefin (alkene) monomers used for making plastics as well as a few other things.


    It's a play on the 2nd law of thermodynamics rather than a pessimistic statement.

    It must be time to leave because this weekend I've been unable to access PF from work. :bugeye:
     
  21. Thanks! :)
     
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