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Ever quit work with no job to go to?

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5wimmer

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I have done this recently.
 
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Yeh I have done it at almost every job I have had due to my mental illness I would just walk out. I always found a new job and for the most part it was always a better job. Now I am older and not a employers prime employee. The last two employers I had I sued in court. Not a good thing but I just can not let things go I create tornadoes out of nothing. I hate this side of me and during all this time while working I had no clue I was schizophrenic. No wonder I was nuts. Paranoid to say the least. I really do not think I will ever work again. Love and hugs Jules
 
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A few times before I was diagnosed with SZ, always found another job pretty quick. Like @Jules5 I didn't know I was ill.
 
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Quite a few times, not since being completely responsible for everyone.
I want to quit my job now, I don't have another job to go to and I don't think I'll ever be offered one
 
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I did that before over a decade ago. I still beat myself up for it. :sorry:
 
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Like folks on t his thread, I also had a job within 5 years, a big redundancy occurred, I recieved the redundancy pay, I kept looking out internal for work, nothing mounted up to much, and the big big big mistake, I left without having another job to go to.


I was having mental health issues, back in 01 and 03, and big pshycosis episode, back in 04, it was harder for me to accept, I couldn't still look for work, due to being ill, I just couldn't/wouldn't have accepted that I was ill, in my earlier ye ars,.


I now happily on call floating between a few organisations, do volunteering work. I know what's going to come up I'll predict, however, unfortunately, due to my benefits office, they have said, and claimed, I can't do paid work, however I can do voluntary. So there we have it, over all since 2004, I h ave been volunteering, and before anyone wonders, I do enjoy.


Best regards.
 
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I was always lucky never being out of work for long. but i never owned up to my mh problems till in my last job i had no choice as my behaviour at work had become completely bizarre and i had to be removed for the premises. and unfortunately that was my last paid job but as i was made redundant so it wsnt too bad as they gave me a good payout and i was heading towards retirement as well
 
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Well, Hi Daffy, in the main, you had that bonus, of entering into retirement, so in the main, that hadn't hopefully affected you, too much.

Best regards.
 
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I have left every job I've ever had except on because things would get on top of me mentally. It's had a really negative effect on my employability and now I am really not very able to do much work wise and only work part time at a very basic job.

My mental health problems have really derailed my life but I hope I've learnt something and that I will be able to improve in the future as I still have a good length of working life left.
 
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I've done this countless times. Quit on an impulse with no job to go to.
 
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I use to live in Slough. With having the largest trading estate in Europe. It was easy to walk out of a job before finding a new one. There is stacks of work available in Slough. It might not be what you want to do. However, it is available for the most part. If you don't have a work history to quote in interviews. That's no problem you just register with a recruitment agency for some temporary work. To help build up your work history.
 
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I lived in Slough many years ago Funnyday. I walked out of so many jobs. Would often go to lunch and then not return. Always managed to find another job at the Trading Estate, Mars or through an agency. I wonder if it's still the same. It was quite a depressing place but very good from an employment point of view.
 
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