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Q: Inspiration for job seekers ( No Answer,   6 Comments )
Subject: Inspiration for job seekers
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: devans12001-ga
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Posted: 06 Mar 2006 21:35 PST
Expires: 05 Apr 2006 22:35 PDT
Question ID: 704454
I've quit my job. I need inspiration. Are there any historical figures
who quit their jobs too and later became more successful than they
might have otherwise? I need a couple of good examples. Thanks.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Inspiration for job seekers
From: pinkfreud-ga on 06 Mar 2006 21:39 PST
Steve Wozniak quit his job at Hewlett-Packard and became the
co-founder of Apple Computer.
Subject: Re: Inspiration for job seekers
From: anujzzz-ga on 07 Mar 2006 00:10 PST
Henry Ford quit his job with Edison Illuminating Company (owned by
Thomas Edison) to pursue his interests in cars.

That makes two famous people now who quit there jobs and never
repented it. Hope thats enough of an inspiration :-)
Subject: Re: Inspiration for job seekers
From: frankcorrao-ga on 07 Mar 2006 06:23 PST
Pete Best quit the Beatles and look how great that turned out for him.
Subject: Re: Inspiration for job seekers
From: devans12001-ga on 07 Mar 2006 20:57 PST

Ouch!! when I stopped laughing I got little shiver from your
comment...Maybe I should turn up next monday and pretend like I never
Subject: Re: Inspiration for job seekers
From: frankcorrao-ga on 08 Mar 2006 09:05 PST
In reality there are many examples of people whose decision to quit
their job opened the path to greater success.  George Clooney took a
risk quitting ER only to  move onto bigger success.  Of course, it
doesn't always work out that way (just ask David Caruso).  When one
door closes, another opens.  Sometimes on the other side of that door
is Ocean's 11 and sometimes its Jade, but you'll never know if you
don't go through it.
Subject: Re: Inspiration for job seekers
From: onenonblonde-ga on 10 Mar 2006 02:35 PST
I quit my job and the next week had a close family member need hospice
care, which I was available to provide.  I didn't increase my bank
account, but I became rich in so many other ways. It was the most
frightening thing I've ever done in my life.

Don't be afraid to take a will probably be the most rewarding option.

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