Would you quit a job for mental health? Why or why not? by QuestionGuy May 19, 2022, 5:17 am Would you quit a job for mental health? Why or why not? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMeHealthjobmentalQuestion and Answerquit See more Previous article What anime should a beginner watch first? Next article Gentlemen…A short view back to the past 25 Comments Leave a Reply Buddy, people quit life over mental health. Of course I’d quit a job for it. Log in to Reply That’s so tough cause realistically I care a lot about my mental health but at the same time it’s so much effort to find another position somewhere else and so much stress. So I guess I’d say no. Log in to Reply Originally I would say no, until my job destroyed my mental health. So yes, just find a job before you quit (if you can). Log in to Reply Yes. Extra money ain’t worth shit if I wanna kill myself. If I can get another job that pays for my needs if not my wants while I look for a less toxic opportunity then that’s better than a place that’s ruining my mental health after a certain point Log in to Reply Yes because what do you have without your health? Log in to Reply I have Log in to Reply I would ask myself, if my mental health billed me, how much would it bill me for? If the answer is higher than I’m making, I’d switch to a lower stress job Log in to Reply Not in this economy Log in to Reply It depends on the job and my situation in life. Sometimes you can’t afford to quit a job and it sucks. So many people deal with this. Log in to Reply I took early retirement, that reduced the amount of money I can receive from my pension, to get away from the douchebag who made my life miserable from the first time we met, 15 years ago, and the company’s “divide and conquer” management style. Log in to Reply I did. I worked for Wells Fargo. The news stories about the sales pressure were true. I quit after my mental health was already compromised Log in to Reply I quit because of both my mental and physical health. I felt like I was literally going to die. Thinking back now, I wish I would have gone to a doctor to see if I can get an excusal for work so I could get better while recovering. But I was getting no days off of work and when I attempted to ask for a day off I’d get scolded and harassed/bullied. So I had to leave. Log in to Reply I recently quit a job recently because the females in the office were so childish I couldn’t stand working with them. I walked out and flew to Texas to stay with a friend same day. Came back and drove to Florida 2 days later. It was liberating and I have no regrets Log in to Reply Would and have. I am unwilling to compromise precious moments of my life for a cause or environment I don’t believe in (unless absolutely necessary). I don’t slack; I work very hard at anything I do and if I leave, I work hard to find what’s right for me. I have done this more than once, and have never once regretted my decision, or been led in the wrong direction. Even if there was a brief adjustment Log in to Reply Absolutely. Did it and it is worth it. You don’t realize how bad you had it until you’ve had a little distance and you’re working somewhere new (and better). Log in to Reply this is a tough question, but under the right circumstances i would. if my management was poor or i had shit coworkers are the only two ways i could see myself quitting from one job. My career is very mentally taxing, as i take on the emotions of others and offer advice. I think even as time wore me down, i’d have to keep going. I want to support my family the best i can. by working in my career, i am actively doing that. I’d keep going with them in mind, nobody else Log in to Reply I did because I was apparently getting to the point where a friend got concerned when he saw the locked roof access door unlocked. Between that, the rest of my life falling apart, and therapy becoming ‘mental breakdown’ day I decided to control the one thing making me miserable (the rest were outside my control unfortunately) and quit. It was worth it Log in to Reply Bills don’t care about my mental health. Log in to Reply And have. Log in to Reply I have, much to the dislike of a disgruntled supervisor. Screw that whole company, but I got my head back in the game. Your health is more important to you than making profit at the cost of it for some big-wig. Log in to Reply Absolutely Log in to Reply I’ve done it; not “mental health” in the sense of a verified diagnosis, but simply because the place was wearing me down, and it was time to go. I’ve always kept a stake around just for this: living money for a fairly extended period of time. It means you can just leave when it becomes painful just even to keep showing up. That was some years ago, and I’ve always had a few bucks. Not everybody’s so fortunate. I did stay at my last job before retirement longer than I was happy with it; but that’s because I was homing in on retirement. It also helped that management wasn’t actively evil; the work just sucked. Too much to do and not enough to do it with; you were snowed under forever. Log in to Reply Yes, and I have. More than once. Put yourself first. Log in to Reply Absolutely, although it can help to get to a certain point or goal and quit on your terms. Or just walk away. General employment is at an all time high and it’s a good time to find another job with better conditions and pay Log in to Reply It depends on how bad it is affecting my mental health. If it’s not too bad I would start looking for another job first. If it’s bad I would make sure to have at least a couple of months worth of savings so I could quit and find another job. If it’s really that bad I would quit as soon as possible. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.