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to give up a good job that is perfectly fine, but the office bordom exausts me if i have the savings to support myself for a few years

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wilsonq2 Mon 10-Nov-14 18:06:18

Basically the title says it all, I have enough in the bank to live off (frugally) for a few years. I would probably make myself less employable in the future but not so assed about that as want to be self employed.

Aibu to quit?

AnyFucker Mon 10-Nov-14 18:07:17

Yes, quit. Let someone else have the job who will appreciate it.

madsadbad Mon 10-Nov-14 18:08:32

Could you drop hours, or look for another part time position while building up you SE work?
Ultimately it you want to quit and can afford it, do it, but I would worry about the future so could not do it.

wilsonq2 Mon 10-Nov-14 18:09:22

Lol I don't not appreciate it, the other person would probably appreciate it just as much purely for the money

raltheraffe Mon 10-Nov-14 18:09:34

Perhaps you can take the knowledge you have from this job and use it to help you when you go s/e. I would advise you if you want to start a business capital outlay is always greater than what you expect and so I would use my savings for that.

wilsonq2 Mon 10-Nov-14 18:11:16

That's the thing, I think ,4 years worth of savings is a lot, but a few months after quiting I would probably panic and look for a job. I told myself I would quit when I have 2 years, now I'm looking to save up 6 years all the while money is becoming worth less

raltheraffe Mon 10-Nov-14 18:31:49

what do you want to do as s/e?

ilovesooty Mon 10-Nov-14 19:34:31

If you can't motivate yourself in employment I'd reflect on your motivation and a business plan for self employment. Do you have the latter costed and in place?
And yes, I'm sure someone else who's desperate for work might appreciate your job if you hand in your notice.

wilsonq2 Mon 10-Nov-14 20:48:49

Yes I'm kind of all ready to go with my self employment stuff.

Despite me finding office life dull, I am still very good at my job, but my heart isn't in it and it demotivates me knowing I don't really need the money

AnyFucker Mon 10-Nov-14 21:26:26

if you are ready to go with the self employment, what is stopping you ?

wilsonq2 Tue 11-Nov-14 06:51:08

Damaging my future PAYE prospects and the fear of no regular income

Preciousbane Tue 11-Nov-14 07:49:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hackmum Tue 11-Nov-14 07:53:54

OP, assuming for the moment that you don't have DC (and possibly even if you do), what you do with your life is entirely up to you. You're in control: nobody can make you do what you don't want to do. If you're unhappy in your job and want to be self-employed, then why on earth not?

Cherrypi Tue 11-Nov-14 07:57:33

Go for it. Be brave. Why not?

Bluetonic123 Tue 11-Nov-14 08:47:58

If you can afford to support yourself why not? You only live once.

wilsonq2 Tue 11-Nov-14 17:12:43

Thanks I know I should just go for it smile

Re Ni I think you still contribute if your se. But as I'm under 40 I don't ever imagine getting a state pension.

WafflerCumIroner Tue 11-Nov-14 17:15:32

I have bias because I want to do this myself... still

YANBU! Go nuts! smile

ILovePud Tue 11-Nov-14 17:16:34

Of course you're not being unreasonable, life's too short to stay doing something that's making you unhappy if you've got other options. Good luck OP (though you might have to get use to eating ASDA smart price chocolate wink)

TheHobbit Tue 11-Nov-14 17:17:12

Do you eat chocolate at work?

ILovePud Tue 11-Nov-14 17:20:38

I'm just joking TheHobbit OP has started another thread today about being frustrated with her DH for buying 'inferior quality' chocolate.

wilsonq2 Tue 11-Nov-14 17:27:40

Lol thanks, even if I was on a budget I'd rather have quality stuff now and again than a constant supply of blandness ;) lidl stuff is really good for the price, single origin

Go for it!
You obviously have good discernment on the chocolate front grin

LIDL with whole hazelnuts is my chocolate of choice ATM Have you tried it? Amazing value too

SolidGoldBrass Tue 11-Nov-14 17:31:58

Go for it and good luck. It is miserable to do a job that bores you, and if you can manage without the wage, walk away. One of the sad things about the current economic mess is the number of people trapped in shitty, dull jobs who simply can't afford to leave. There is, after all, more to life than working for a wage.

CinnabarRed Tue 11-Nov-14 17:33:20

You say Damaging my future PAYE prospects and the fear of no regular income is what's stopping you going s/e - but wouldn't exactly the same apply to stopping working? confused

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