10 Reasons To Leave Your Paid Hell

10 Reasons To Leave Your Paid Hell

If you leave life can become heaven again.
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Recently, I have been in a rut with my current job and as the process continues I have found more reasons that I just shouldn't be here. My love for the people at my job and the customers will never change, but honestly my own safety and well being has to come first and I have noticed that some people at work just don't tend to understand. So here are a few things to note when contemplating leaving a job.

1. How long have you been there?

A lot of people leave due to money, which honestly plays a factor in mine. If you have been there near a year, talk to your supervisor and manager maybe they would be willing to help you out. Most realize that everyone has bills and financial stability rules most decisions when it comes to the so called "real world".

2. Not everyone cares about you personally, you have to

I have worked multiple jobs, and you will never have the perfect manager that is life, but having a decent manager is necessary. I once had a manager that fired me for being absent too often when I told them the reasons and they knew in advance but still were unhappy. Wrecks and family deaths were why I was gone but they did not care. Your boss to a certain extent needs to understand that your job does not come before your health, or family problems, if they arise such as a family death you need someone that will understand that you may be needed there.

3. School

I am currently in my senior year of college, and my boss is iffy about understanding how much goes into it. Being tired constantly, and dealing with fighting over set schedules and how much time you actually have.

4. Sleep

The body cannot function properly without adequate sleep, remember that. You need to watch out for your own health and some places will keep you there until the last minute possible. DO NOT let your boss 100% control your life to the point that you ignore your own health.

5. Have you already found another job?

If you are going to leave, remember financial stability will be completely gone if you walk away without another job. I want to leave, but without a backup plan I can't go anywhere.

6. How are the people?

When considering a job change, remember the people are what makes the job. If you have crappy coworkers your job will feel crappy. Assess the people there, do they seem happy? Are they tired? Overworked? Look for signals that can tell you if this is the right fit.

7. How desperate are they to hire?

If they are extremely desperate and not a new store, there may be a problem. See how often they have been "hiring" in the past few months. If its big, people may be leaving due to some other issues inside of the workplace.

8. Management

The manager may talk to you and seem friendly, but they can be deceitful. I have worked under management that made me want to cry, but at first they seemed perfect. You want to make sure that the manager will actually grow to care about you as part of their team, rather than a helping hand.

9. Is this a job you want?

Changing jobs to another filler, "I need the money" will not help the situation unless you believe it is best. Apply to jobs that you would actually want not every job that pops up in hopes that the next will be better. You have to make it better.

10. Stress

Last of the reasons, stress is a major factor in leaving, and we all have to look for a better. I am constantly calculating money, the best way to increase my paycheck and not work exhausting hours. If your stress is money related, try for higher pay and definitely write down a larger requested pay on job applications. If the job will bring more stress into your life due to hours, then drop it, stay where you are.


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To The Nursing Major

Is it all worth it?
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"You're going to feel like quitting. You're going to struggle. You'll have days where you'll wonder, 'what's it all for?'

You'll have days when people attempt to break you down, or challenge your intelligence, skills, and right to be where you are. You'll have moments when you question your own abilities, and perhaps your sanity - but you'll rise.

You'll rise because your strength as a nurse is not determined by one grade, one shift or one job - it's an ongoing journey of learning, honor, humility and a chance to make even the smallest difference in the lives of your patients."

Don't ever give up on achieving your dreams to be a nurse. Keep pushing forward, no matter how hard it is. Nursing is not an easy major. You will have very little, if any, time to do anything other than study. But just think about how great it will feel to connect with a patient, pray with them, and even save his or her life.

This will make all of the late night studying, weekly breakdowns, countless cups of coffee, and tests so hard all you want to do is cry, worth it. To see a patient's face light up when you walk in his or her room will make your heart melt and you'll know you chose the right major.

The kind of nurse you will be isn't based on a test grade, it's based on your heart for the people you are caring for. You may have failed a class, but don't let that ruin you. Try again and keep pushing toward your goal. Don't allow others around you to drag you down and tell you that you aren't good enough to be a nurse.

Show them how strong you are and that you will never give up.

There will be days when all you want to do is quit, I know I question my major more than once a week; however, there is a patient out there that needs you and your caring heart. You can do this, have faith in yourself that you can move mountains.

I will say that you definitely must have a heart for nursing.

Personally, I want to be a Pediatric Oncologist and work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Just the thought of those precious children going through the hardest part of their lives, keeps me going so that I can be there for them. I want to be a light to my patients and their families during a dark time. When I feel like giving up, I just think about how many lives I have the chance to touch and I keep on going.

So when you feel like giving up, just think about your future patients and how you can make a difference, even if its only for one person. I love the quote from Katie Davis that states, "I will not change the world, Jesus will do that. But I can change the world for one person. So I will keep loving, one person at a time."

Even though this quote is about foreign missions, I believe it fits the mold for nursing as well.

Nurses have the opportunity to change the world for people every day. Just remember that, smile, don't give up, and keep pushing toward your goal.

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5 Things That ALL Millennials Get Wrong About Investing

Millennials tend to save more conservatively and our aversion to taking risks may prevent us from reaching our full wealth potential.

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Millennials get a bad rap when it comes to making personal finance decisions. But while we may enjoy our avocado toast, surprisingly enough, we're also saving more money than previous generations. We also tend to save more conservatively and our aversion to taking risks may prevent us from reaching our full wealth potential.

Here's what millennials get right about their money and where room for improvement exists.

1. We wait too long to start

Even though experts have long recommended starting an investment portfolio as young as possible, many millennials hesitate when it comes to opening their own trading accounts. This results in missing out on the opportunity to sit back and watch our money grow through compound interest.

Many of us utilize savings accounts but relying solely upon these avenues prevents us from letting our money do the heavy lifting for us. Most savings accounts pay relatively little in terms of interest, often less than 1%. Throwing all our money into savings accounts earns us mere pennies for each $100 we invest.

Instead, millennials need to harness the power of the stock market which provides far more in terms of long-term financial gains.

2. We overvalue cash

Because we came of age during an era of financial crisis, millennials shy away from the stock market. But this hesitancy costs us big time in terms of future economic freedom.

No reward comes without risk, and by far the easiest way to reap huge financial gains remains investing in high-yield growth stocks. The best time to take any financial risk occurs before age 35, before the expenses related to home ownership and child-rearing require more financial conservancy.

Stashing away a small amount of cash under our mattresses for emergencies can't hurt, but wasting valuable time simply saving for a rainy day impacts our long-term wealth. If you're hesitant about investing on your own, hire a qualified financial advisor to manage your investment portfolio.

3. We miss out on tax deductions

Failing to diversify investments means missing out on valuable deductions come tax time. While interest from savings accounts gets taxed at the same rate as ordinary income, the capital gains tax rate remains substantially lower.

In addition, certain types of investments, such as investments in oil and gas partnerships, allow taxpayers to take advantage of government subsidies to offset any potential risks to capital.

Millennials do themselves a disservice by failing to seize these opportunities, as experts predict no decrease in demand for these resources over the next few years.

Even making an additional contribution to a 401k or other qualified retirement account can offset tax liability but far too few of us take advantage of this potential tax-buster!

4. We don't do enough diversifying 

Even though one out of every six millennials possesses over $100,000 in assets, few take the time to adequately diversify their investment portfolio. A strong portfolio consists of a mix of high-risk, high-yield stocks, steady, reliable blue-chip stocks, bonds and other forms of property.

Failing to diversify costs us big time in the long term. No matter how much cash we stash away today, inflation remains a powerful force that decreases the value of each dollar saved over the life of our savings.

The only way to account for price increases due to inflation remains investing in the stock market, where gains have a reasonable expectation of keeping pace.

5. We ignore history

Many millennials, myself included, tend to panic when we hear news stories of the stock market rising and falling at breakneck speeds. Indeed, current fluctuations in the Dow tempt many of us to pull out of riskier investments in exchange for less risky vehicles such as bonds.

Savvy millennials, though, resist the temptation to abandon ship.

Historically, investments in the stock market pay off over the long term. Market ups and downs tend to balance out over time.

Despite saving more than ever, we millennials need to educate ourselves about the importance of building a diversified investment portfolio.

Being willing to take greater risks while we're young will lead to a wealthier, more financially free retirement down the line. We millennials must learn to make our money work for us!

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