“I hate my job,” she said.
“So quit,” I said.
“People would think it’s ridiculous to leave a job in this economy,” she said.
“Um…you realize you’re talking to someone who does things other people think are ridiculous all the time, right?”
“Yeah,” she laughed. “But if I quit, I’d lose my retirement benefits. Maybe I’ll just put 10 years in so I at least get part of them.”
“How much longer is that?”
“Four more years.” She laughs.
Mind you this is an educated woman with many skills and a great social network. She could do whatever she sets her mind to. She has enough money socked away to live for at least a year. And that’s not counting her retirement funds. There are people with less that have done it. She could do this. So why doesn’t she? Well, I can only speculate. In my experience, it’s a little scary to leave a job without a new one on the horizon. But now that I’ve done it so many times, I have faith that it will all work out. Because it always does.