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Old 01-24-2007, 04:59 AM   #21
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Re: Regret of quiting

I was in a similar situations ... on a job with a Federal Agency, old enough and with enough years in to ER ... but I waited around for nearly two extra years becuase the "rumor mill" was "sure" there would be reductions in force, with a small "buy out" incentive nearly every week. My boss assured me there was no chance of anything like that in my departement so I finally just took my regular retirement at age 58 (when I could have gone at 55).

Well my boss got the early out incentive 3 months after I left ... coincidence, eh?

But regrets? Only that I waited two years after the gate was open. There will _always_ be something that could have been, might have worked, but a life based on regret isn't really a life worth living ... go when the time is right and don't was time looking back.

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Re: Regret of quiting
Old 01-24-2007, 01:02 PM   #22
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Re: Regret of quiting

slepyhead - no need for your sister to say she just up and went to prospective employers.

I was in the same situation - hated my job just had to leave nothing lined up - i had concerns about this - but i dont tell them the truth, ie that i hated the job and the place and was stressed out - i just say that the reason i left was in relation to an anticipated relocation thru my husbands job which fell through - when pressed i say i suppose i could have retracted my notice but i saw it as an opportune time to have a look at the relevant job market

this seems to satisfy them - now i am doing locum work

they cant handle the truth, that why would i want to do a crap job when i had savings i could live off for a while

so your sister should "come up" with something along those lines

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