Asked on 29 Apr 2020
This company is family-owned and I am non-family staff. I have tolerated their unprofessional conduct for two years and have been preparing to leave ever since I joined. I took this job to gain skills & some savings while schooling and I do not see a future in it. Since my classes are at night, I can look for a new position. If I focus I can graduate in two years. I want to leave my job, I have planned this day for two years. Given the recession due to Covid-19, should I still go ahead?
I think the key variable to consider here is $.
Anyone dependeing on you? Raining day fund? Need to givee money to parents?
Two decisions dependent on the variable.
$ is not a serious problem. Leave.
$ is a serious problem. How serious? Can you find a part-time job? (Post-Covid) Waiter? Transcriber? Use the skills you've learnt from your degree?
30 Apr 2020
If you are not happy with you current job, my advice is to leave.
If you have worked out your finances and are able to sustain yourself while looking around for a new job, sure. I think being in such an environment affects our mental wellness alot, and mental wellness is one of the things that goes the most un-noticed in our time and age.
I would encourage you to keep an active search for a new job at this time as well. I believe many employers are employing with the entire #SGunited movement and with your age, I believe you have a wide range of possible opportunities for you
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30 Apr 2020
Do you have savings for more than 6mths, if so, i think you are ready.
If not, I am not sure.. you have to see whether being jobless is a greater unhappiness than being unhappily employed.
In both cases, both are unhappy, but at least you are getting paid in one of the scenario.
Colin Lim, Financial Services Consultant at Colin Lim
Answered on 29 Apr 2020
Since you are unhappy and tolerated them for 2 years...go ahead and throw the letter...but please find a job first...
You do not want this source of income to stop before u haven start finding, will you?
The Current Job market is limited due to Covid19...and thus it will be a challenge. So which is why i ask you to find a job first before tendering the resignation.
Do you have emergency funds which can last 6months and above? incase u decided to resign first and look for job, you have to make sure there are funds for u to use.
30 Apr 2020
If resgination is the only solution, then I will suggest for you to secure your next employment before tendering your resignation. At the basic level, you won't jeropardise your financial well-being.
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29 Apr 2020