Talking to Jen Dziura About When to Quit Your Job

I think it’s really important to take a step back here and say: you need to always be thinking about your career separate from your job.


‘Leap’ is about asking ourselves the following question: “Who am I without my job?”

Bus Driver Walks Off Job, Throws Child Keys

Do You Need to Give a Full Two Week Notice When Quitting a Job?

How important is the two weeks notice?

A Tale of Two Quittings

My boyfriend and I quit our jobs for a 1982 Volkswagen camper van with a pop-up roof. No one quits without a reason. Maybe you’re more engaged picking blueberry muffin crumbs from between the keys of your keyboard than doing your actual job. Maybe your boss makes you feel like a eunuch. Everyone has their reasons, and ours was the van.

The Nightmare of Being a Virtual Assistant

For almost two and a half years I worked as a virtual assistant to consumer attorneys across the country. When I started the job I fielded calls in the evening, and by the end I was a go-to box of answers to my supervisors, the one who took the hard calls and worked business hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. I never needed to Google what time it was in Fayetteville, Ark. or Riverside, Calif. I knew how to spell last names without asking. Some of my attorney clients asked how I was when I transferred their calls and told me about their weekends.

That Feeling of Leaving One Job, and Starting Another

Richard Lawson is starting his new job as an entertainment columnist for Vanity Fair today, and he wrote a lovely piece on his blog about joining the workforce after college, about his first job in New York City working in sales for Broadway shows, and about the role our jobs have in helping form a part of our identities. Here he is talking about leaving that sales job and moving onto something new:

I Saw the “You Should Quit Your Job” Signs, So I Quit My Job

I recently quit my job after seeing the signs that the job I had was no longer for me. Here are the signs I saw, and how I ended up leaving.

Giving Up a Six-Figure Salary for $60K and Sanity

Billy is a 37-year-old husband and father who decided to give up his job earning six figures when he was 33 to move to a small town and take a position that paid half as well. He says it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

Would You Ever Quit Your Job With a Youtube Video? Y/N

Logan: Happy Friday, Mike. So three things happened in the world this week: The government shut down, Miley and Sinead got in a fight, and a woman quit her job with a YouTube video. I think that’s it right? That’s the gist of it. Anyway there are some lessons to be learned from all of these things (it’s terrifying that 80 white dudes can shut down the government; don’t read another word about Miley Cyrus ever), but I thought the one we could talk about is: Quitting your job via YouTube video. Have you watched it?