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Woman explains why she quit a toxic workplace to do something 'meaningful' in life

Even though she was getting paid well for her position, she was tired of the monotonous routine of the job.

Woman explains why she quit a toxic workplace to do something 'meaningful' in life
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Often trying to climb the corporate ladder, we settle for the bare minimum forgetting that a very important part of adulthood is to grow. Sometimes we need to take a stand and let go of the things that are weighing us down. As unusual as it may seem, it is going to be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Reddit user u/flowerbl0om shared a post on Reddit about how she chose to embrace living over being a machine at her workplace.

Representative Image Source: Photo by Yan Krukau/Pexels
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Yan Krukau

She began her post by saying, “I'm free! I've been at this job for over 3 years and climbed to the top of the corporate ladder until it became a dead-end job.” She explained that she wasn’t learning, availing new opportunities, or anything else. Her pay was beyond good but she didn’t like that she was doing the “bare minimum.” She explained, “I don't dream of labor but if I'm forced to spend 40 hours a week of my existence then I better be doing something meaningful." She added, “Corporate hell is just that - hell.”

Representative Image Source: Photo by Yan Krukau/Pexels
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Yan Krukau

She further mentioned that in the last few months, many were quitting due to the “extreme micromanagement and aggressive tactics.” In short, the company had likely become a boring and predictive plot. She too handed in her resignation to her supervisor who understood her point of view and was ready to let her go. However, her CEO didn’t take it well. She said, “He freaked out and started yapping about how he can't believe I have any reason to leave. He and the company is something I don't want to be involved with anymore.” She further mentioned that she would be working for a month to train the new recruitment but even then, her boss tried to ‘guilt-trip' her.

The post further read that u/flowerbl0om remained firm on her decision and left the job. She chose to leave a monotonous routine devoid of enthusiasm and life itself. Then something wonderful happened. She said, “Now I'm headed for a gig that's 100% offering everything I want with the free time and flexibility to live and enjoy my life!” The excitement in her statement is enough to describe that her decision was worth it. She concluded the post with a message for those stuck in the corporate cycle. “Quit that awful job! Protect your peace, life is valuable! Take care of your mental and physical health!” 

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ketut Subiyanto

Her former job was undoubtedly taking a toxic turn and there was so much she felt she was missing out on. This is a situation that many of us would relate to. Often, we take up jobs just for the money or just to keep ourselves busy. As a result, we either feel stuck or find ourselves affected negatively. At times we take up jobs that we keep working for years on end till we become robots. The main reason is usually because we’re afraid to try something new or to explore change. However, that is not an excuse to stay in a pit where you’re slowly losing your spark. Your health and growth matters more than money or any position. All you have to do is be willing to set your focus on yourself and you will find yourself unstoppable.”

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