Quitting a job

Friends: please help me find the motivation to quit my third job. A very simple, cash-paid weekend job that mostly involves me riding my bike early in the morning. The forced exercise and side income (and bagels) is great, but the delivery time is getting shifted earlier and earlier, and now I’m going to have to wake up at 4:30-4:45 on Saturday mornings. I don’t need the money (but it *is* nice.) At the moment, my first two jobs are having me working 60-80 hours a week, so I really don’t need another thing to juggle. But it’s hard to say no to fresh bagels on Saturday and $100 in cash every month. Help motivate me to quit.

18 thoughts on “Quitting a job

  1. Lillian don’t thing of it as Quitting, Think of it as evolving. They say to everything there is a time, What you need to focus on is your next evolution. Write out ten things you will do with that time, they can be simple things, push your self a little. You have other jobs so maybe focus on you, Maybe a Saturday morning ride or better yet take your bike on a bus and do a ride in a new neighborhood for a few hours. You have the power! Money comes and goes but what you learn about your world is fuel for your life. Love the time you spent making people happy with bagels, Love what you will learn and do with your time moving forward. Stay Luminous!

  2. Sleeping in: priceless. Think about what awesome friend you’ll lazily call or go see the first few Saturday mornings. Ask them to take you out for a bagel sandwich of your choice.

  3. I think you should keep it. And you need one more job, too, as I suspect that right now you’re still getting to sleep a few hours a night, and that’s just wasted time that could be productively used to do another job that you don’t really need.

  4. Do it. Time is the most valuable commodity you have. If I could “sell” you extra time every weekend, for the low-low price of only $100 per month, wouldn’t that be a great deal? But wait, there’s more! You could invest that time in yourself! Your physical health (by riding, yoga, catching up on extra sleep, whatever you need); social health (catching up with old friends, spending time alone, whatever you need); and/or your emotional health (meditation, journaling, whatever you need)! Seeing a recurring theme here? Your needs! I suspect that, at this point in your life, you need that time more than the money. FWIW.

  5. See, but Ryan Good this IS physical health time. It’s 1.5 hours of dedicated bicycle riding/seeing the city, and an incredibly low-stress job. Might as well get paid to ride my bike! Plus, I make more per hour at this job than I do at my full-time job, and that job is just is stress-creating not stress-relieving. That’s why I haven’t quit yet. It’s nice to be required to go ride my bike for a few hours every weekend, don’t know if I’d do it if it wasn’t a job.

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