Johnny Paycheck popularized this song originally written by David Allen Coe in 1977, and despite having been his only #1 hit, we recall with clarity those famous words, “Take this job and shove it.” He sings about the dissatisfaction and hurt of a man who gave his life to his work without reciprocation of reward.
Ok, I’m not quitting, but it gets your attention. It also gains the attention of supervisors, Chiefs and Mayors who ask, “Why?” Well, there are many reasons why, but I’m going to share with you several of the real reasons, despite what the nice resignation letters say about “learning a lot, enjoyed serving with people, it is with regret that I inform you, …”
Quitting what you love is a terribly emotional event. Whether it is a relationship, a food, a vice or a calling to serve, the act of physically, mentally, and emotionally separating yourself only happens after much thought, turmoil, and reconsideration.
We are not discussing ice cream, alcohol or chewing tobacco. We are discussing the separation from an occupation requiring that you give no less than everything you have to ensure your survival, success, and socialization.
There are individuals who ente
HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO QUIT SOMETHING YOU LOVED SO DEEPLY? WHAT DID YOU DO?