Thursday, 27 December 2012

Quit the job?

The period between Christmas and New Year is a strange one.

Every year,  I reflect upon the year that has passed and try to gaze into the crystal ball on the year to come.  Some call it planning.  I prefer to call it what I reckon it truly is – crystal ball gazing – as no one except an all-knowing divine being knows what is in store tomorrow.  Hence I approach life by planning for the worst, and hoping for the best.

One thought has been nagging at me for the past few days.  To quit or not to quit the job?  The Company provides me with sufficient autonomy to do my own thing as and when I choose [yes I work 8 hours, and those 8 hours are of my own choosing].  It has enough breadth and scope that I am intellectually stimulated.  The tone of discussion is civil.  The Brits know how to disagree and keep the tone civil at the same time.  After all the English language is theirs. Click HERE for how the Brits keep things polite.  And yes, the Company pays at the 80th percentile.which is excellent... according to a Mercer study for jobs at my level and moreover has fantastic medical benefits. 

Why then do I want to quit?  The lack of time to be with the children due to work commitments.  I would have quit, but I need the stability of a known income at the end of the month.  I reckon this question will continue to be on my mind, regardless of my eventual decision.


  1. Oh no! Don't quit! You have a great job that is nicely balanced... this feeling of being pulled in a few directions will pass. This too will pass.

  2. Petunia is right. And it's nice to have your own income. It's just not the same when you're spending your spouse's money.

  3. I must say this thought resurfaces every now and then.... I agree that I have THE urban legend of a job... able to work from home, set my own hours, boss focuses on deliverables and not face time, and great teammates.