Imagine yourself writing that quitting a job letter.
What might it say?
Who would it say it to?
Would you give a big middle finger up when you placed it on the desk of that boss?
Or maybe, it's not the people you worked with, maybe it's a big F U to the career as a whole.
OR...perhaps it's just because you want to work from home, instead of for "The Man".
Whatever your reason, imagining yourself writing that "quitting a job letter" is probably one of the first healthy steps to taking charge of your newfound life fill with the freedom earned from starting your own business.
I imagine that if you were to write letter about quitting your job, it might sound something like this (assuming you're kind of like me of course).
Quitting a Job Letter - Take One
For several years I have worked diligently to improve this company.
I came in full of life, vibrant and excited to make a change.
I had no idea why so many people were so sour in this career because my eyes were fixed and bright on a solution in the future.
As the years went by, I did many things.
I started many initiatives, took on extra work for little to no pay, volunteered, offered support and so many other things that a company desires from a top-notch employee.
I stayed late and I never complained.
I continually told myself: "If I continue to work hard, I will be rewarded."
I had no idea how naïve I was.
It took over a decade to strip me of my newbie blinders, but I finally "saw the light".
When you work for someone else, you will never reap the rewards of that hard work like you do when you work for yourself.
You see, all those nights I worked for you, I could have been working (and making thousands) and growing for me.
I just didn't know.
I didn't realize the power in owning your own business and being your own boss.
I was afraid to go outside of the "institution".
My mother taught me to just accept work. Work is not suppose to be fun or rewarding and "kids these days are ridiculous" to think that they could have a job they like AND make money.
Heck, in the 20's people were lucky to have a job.
Be thankful for that job.
Times have changed.
People have huge houses, cars and houses for their cars.
And you know what?
I can be one of those people.
THANK YOU for not acknowledging my hard work with more money, rewards or encouragement.
THANK YOU for putting yourself first and for scoffing at my ideals and expectations of a less than mediocre living.
THANK YOU for choosing to put your employees last and your greed for reward first.
THANK YOU for brushing things that matter under the rug.
THANK YOU for teaching me how to live a better life by showing me what NOT to do.
Quitting a Job Letter - Take Two
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