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Resigning without a job to go to.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by big pointy stick, May 6, 2008.

  1. It's a bad idea.

    You'll regret it.
  2. Cestrian

    Cestrian New commenter

    I've know people do it when they were just at the end of their tether - it must be scary, could be said to be foolish if you have lots of financial commitments, but if it seems the only thing to keep your sanity, then who are we to judge?
  3. If you are managing to go into work at the moment, then you can manage for another term after this one.
  4. PlymouthMaid

    PlymouthMaid Occasional commenter

    Lil if you are serious then sign up for a supply agency asap although I expect its a bad time of year for secondary supply.

    Do you have enough savings to see you through til about October just in case??
  5. 4 | Posted by: sideshow at 06 May 2008 20:44

    If you are managing to go into work at the moment, then you can manage for another term after this one.

    Not necessarily! If things are that bad, and resignation feels the only way, then you will find a way to manage. Do you have a partner who can help financially, if you are unable to get a job before September?

    I resigned without a position to go to, and it was that release that made it easier to get through the rest of the term. I also was lucky to get a fixed term contract starting in the September, I think it gave me a bit of focus in the job hunting lark too...nothing like facing destitution to tart up that application letter!
  6. Can you afford to quit?
  7. if it makes you feel any better OP this is something i have wanted to do for over a year.....but have never quite had the nerve due to financial obligations!! it is a stupid system we work in tho where you have to resign by may 31st to leave for sept but lots of jobs don't come out until june.

    good luck whatever you decide.
  8. I have and did - but am sort of wondering if I did the right thing now.

    I wouldn't advise it personally i have to say! as unemployment looms.
  9. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

    Never ever resign because you are feeling blue. Make sure the next door is open before you close the last x
  10. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    No partner ... I don't know if I can afford it, but I also don't know if I want to teach
  11. Lil, it sometimes works out better than you could ever hope for. You know that I speak from experience.

    Your health and well-being is more important than anything else.

    And there are always plenty of jobs around in your subject.
  12. I think it depends on your subject and location. If jobs in your specialism are plentiful where you live, then the risk is small. Ales you benefit from being able to apply for jobs your employed colleagues can't.
  13. Ales = also!
  14. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    I did exactly that two summers ago. I did a couple of weeks supply in September before I got appointed for a maternity cover post. The school then kept me on and I work there permanently now.
  15. hgxiv

    hgxiv New commenter

    I've done this twice in my career and both times I've been lucky enough to end up in a much better job...it's easy if you don't have any dependents. I would say go for it.


  16. I did it. I signed up for a short course to retrain for a travel qualification. I've never used the qualifications but doing something different helped me to gain a better perspective on my working life. I ended up doing supply and temporary office work then I got a job in another 'branch' of education.

    My partner was a hinderance rather than a help. He dumped me when I was temping; my lower 'status' offended him. So having a partner isn't always the support but do think about planning your finances.
  17. But talking it over with your partner and seeing how supportive they can be will help you have one less thing to worry about.

    Anyway, as the OP doesn't have a partner, then it's irrelevant.

    If you're not sure you want to teach, then I guess you're not beholden to finding a job before september or hoping for some supply.

    Are you willing to take a drop in salary?
  18. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I've not really thought about it.
  19. oggiehurler

    oggiehurler New commenter

    It's a very bad idea. You will regret it!!
    *speaks from experience*
    Apply everywhere!!!
  20. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    For what though?!

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