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Job scope changed this year inducing major depressive episodes. Should I quit without a job in this current situation?

Earlier this year, my department expanded and my role has been changed which involves me frequently reporting to upper management. These reports involve never done before analysis which even SMEs are unable to help with. I am now struggling with work and have suffered major depressive episodes along with panic attacks having to prepare whatever I can with the data available for these reports. Should I resign without a new job available?

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If possible, it would be great if you could first clinch a job offer before resigning.

Before resigning, are the following things possible?

  1. Consult a counsellor.

  2. Get help from your team. Are you working in a team? Is there any way you can tap on your team members' expertise or fresh perspectives? It's always good to collaborate.

  3. Calm down and do your best. If things do not work out, don't give up and try again. I'm not sure how receptive the upper management is, but if you are being stretched too much, you need to vocalise it. They need to have realistic expectations.

  4. Request for training.

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Hi there,

I am sorry to hear of your current plight. I think the first step to try and resolve this problem, is sounding out your concerns with your current role to your direct supervisor or upper management. Let them know the current distress you are in, because with no feedback, management might assume you are doing well and no assistance is needed.

Seek help with work, it does not portray weakness, but strength that you know your limitations and that you know how to seek help in trying times. If the workload is immense, maybe the workload needs to be spreadout so that everyone is on the same page with the changes.

If you do leave, you might get a sense of immediately relief for yourself, but if you can overcome this ordeal, it will make you a stronger person for yourself.

Hope i was able to shed some insight on your situation! Speak to someone about it, dont suppress your feelings!

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1) Should find a job 1st before jump.

2) But if really cant take it, make sure u have sufficient $$$ to last for your unemployment, before quit. Becoz jobless + no $$$ is very sad life, will get depression.

If you dont have sufficient $$$ are you willing to take on less glamorous job to pay the bill.

In singapore, if you dont mind hard work and "face" surviving is not an issue.

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If its affecting your mental health then just quit

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Answered 1w ago

I’m not suggest leave before new replacement, try to stay for awhile and by meantime looking for new one.

New employer can bargain lower pay when you are out of job

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