I Quit My Job!

by Ernie Lo 61 replies
Yesterday I took the day off work as i injured my arm due to my offline job (well ex job now). I had a fulltime data entry job and then was going home and working on my Internet Marketing.

As I have an upcoming launch I was putting more time in at home and I think thats why I sprained/aggravated my wrist/arm.

Anyway the interesting news is, my work called me and asked me why I think I hurt myself.

And I told them about me spending more time on the computer when I go home due to my goal of wanting to work for myself on a online business.

They basically told me I had to make a choice and that I couldnt work their fulltime and work on my business as they couldn't risk me getting hurt again. They tried to find out if I could work their part time and then they would allow me to still work on IM.

But unforuantely I wasnt able to move into a part time role.

So once I found out that I wasn't allowed to work part time there, I told them I had to choose my future and I resigned.

I can't believe it, I'm finally free (Unemployed for now but 4 weeks to my launch and I'm certain it's going to off like gangbusters!)

Plus I've bought a car recently and do have money saved up, so I'm in a pretty good position.

It is a weird feeling as I wasn't ready to quit work just yet, but it's perfect timing as I can now fully concentrate at whats on hand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    Wow, nice one Ernie.

    Congratulations, firstly! Wish I could hit a position similar (not the injury part) about not worrying about my future soon too!

    All the best!

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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
      Congratulations! Not working for someone else is a beautiful thing. Just stay consistent and do what works! All that free time should help a lot.
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      • Profile picture of the author wellymulia
        Wow that's brave of you. Congrats!

        Hope you make good use of your time now and concentrate on your IM career
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        • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
          Sometimes things happen for a reason

          Congrats! Keep us updated man
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        • Profile picture of the author lazavas
          ernie well done mate! when u are rich u can help me quit my job too! hahhaa
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          • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
            Great Feeling, isn't it Ernie?

            Awesome.. Congrats man.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
              Thanks for the support guys!

              I have a great feeling about this - it feels right to have no job now.
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Briffa
                Nice One Ernie!

                Finally fired that boss! wehayyy !!

                good luck on your launch mate!
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              • Profile picture of the author howudoin
                Welcome to the world of Free and Prosperous!!

                Cheers
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          • Profile picture of the author pjs
            Congrats.. Scary betting on your launch, but good going on having the guts to take that step!
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            • Profile picture of the author Rob Lee
              Here is what I have been trying to solve my onset of carpal tunnel: I started taking breaks from my computer and started trying the b6 vitamins. The vitamins seem to work some. Just started trying that. Besides that you could try to get better ergonomics for your desk, chair, keyboard, and mouse. Also, look into the position you look at your monitor if you have neck pain. My main issue is numbness in my wrist and arms. So I am working on fixing that.

              I believe with a new desk and keyboard it should help. My desk was too high and put too much pressure on my wrist and arms. I believe that a laptop in itself is prone to give you issues cause the ergonomics are not great. That is why I am going to try an external natural keyboard and mouse lowered so that it is a more natural position. Also, a desk and good chair instead of using a coffe table. These should all help. Besides that you can get the keyboard and mouse foam cushions.

              I found this on carpal tunnel syndrome not sure if that is the same thing you got. Here is a thread from the old warrior forum on it. There is good advice there.The Warrior Forum - How do you guys deal with carpal tunnel etc?
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              • Profile picture of the author VinceNouvel
                Gud luck on your journey to Freedom.. Glad to have you with us..
                Just remember, it might be the begining of something new and big.
                Congratz...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
      Fantastic news! (not your arm!)
      sometimes you need a push to really go in the right direction!
      I really hope your launch goes well for you!
      I would be interested about the details to check it out!
      Good Luck to you in all you do - have faith in yourself!
      Kym
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      • Profile picture of the author Peter_J
        wow, you're very brave. well done for taking what will hopefully be the best move you ever make.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
        Ok, I give up...

        How the hell do you injure your arm at a data entry job?
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        • Profile picture of the author TopNotchContent
          Bruce I was thinking the same thing...anyway, good luck Ernie I hope your launch goes well.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
          Its called repetitive strain syndrome..more common than you think lol.

          Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

          Ok, I give up...

          How the hell do you injure your arm at a data entry job?
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          • Profile picture of the author 2bwealthy
            congrats ! - just a matter of time before I fire my boss too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    Congratulations on losing your job!

    Sometimes external forces push us to make that leap that we've been putting off.

    I hope this works out well for you, whilst it's often sensible to have the back-up of a 'regular' income when starting out, it is sooooo liberating to be on your own.

    Go for it!

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    Now you really have to work your butt off so you can make sure your launch is a hit! Congratulations though... how you liking the freedom so far?
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    • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
      Congrats Ernie,

      I think all of us who fired our boss will always look fondly on that day lol.

      You'll probably find that now you've got more free time you make so much more money you'll wish you quit months ago lol.

      Congrats though, these are great times for you.

      David
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    • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
      Thanks Amy. Don't worry I plan on working my butt off.

      I wake up early and the day goes so much slower and I get lots more work done now and I still get to sleep in couple extra hours

      I'd love it a lot more if my wrists n arms weren't hurting LOL.



      Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post

      Now you really have to work your butt off so you can make sure your launch is a hit! Congratulations though... how you liking the freedom so far?
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
        Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

        Thanks Amy. Don't worry I plan on working my butt off.

        I wake up early and the day goes so much slower and I get lots more work done now and I still get to sleep in couple extra hours

        I'd love it a lot more if my wrists n arms weren't hurting LOL.
        Time to outsource..

        Hey, not matter what happens with your launch just keep moving forward and don't be afraid to scrap the dead wood. When I went on my own a few years ago it was a little nerve wracking but I soon learned that money truly does follow speed (more so because you don't have time to purposely find things wrong with the project)...

        Congrats and welcome to the greener side of the fence!!!

        Mike Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

    Yesterday I took the day off work as i injured my arm due to my offline job (well ex job now). I had a fulltime data entry job and then was going home and working on my Internet Marketing.

    As I have an upcoming launch I was putting more time in at home and I think thats why I sprained/aggravated my wrist/arm.

    Anyway the interesting news is, my work called me and asked me why I think I hurt myself.

    And I told them about me spending more time on the computer when I go home due to my goal of wanting to work for myself on a online business.

    They basically told me I had to make a choice and that I couldnt work their fulltime and work on my business as they couldn't risk me getting hurt again. They tried to find out if I could work their part time and then they would allow me to still work on IM.

    But unforuantely I wasnt able to move into a part time role.

    So once I found out that I wasn't allowed to work part time there, I told them I had to choose my future and I resigned.

    I can't believe it, I'm finally free (Unemployed for now but 4 weeks to my launch and I'm certain it's going to off like gangbusters!)

    Plus I've bought a car recently and do have money saved up, so I'm in a pretty good position.

    It is a weird feeling as I wasn't ready to quit work just yet, but it's perfect timing as I can now fully concentrate at whats on hand.

    WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!!

    Congrats Ernie!

    It can be a whirlwind of emotions at first. I've often said the worst day of IM is better than the best day of working for someone else. But, you know what I miss most? Birthdays! Because I don't get free cake every other week.

    Wishing you every success,
    Michael Oksa
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  • Profile picture of the author Jakehyten
    Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

    Yesterday I took the day off work as i injured my arm due to my offline job (well ex job now).
    As I have an upcoming launch I was putting more time in at home and I think thats why I sprained/aggravated my wrist/arm.
    haha! You KNOW you're an internet marketer when you sprain your wrist!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ragtime52
    Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

    And I told them about me spending more time on the computer when I go home due to my goal of wanting to work for myself on a online business.
    Wow...you are an honest guy!
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  • Profile picture of the author analyzed
    Congrats Ernie! You have done what thousands og others have only dreamed of doing ... feels great doesn't it??
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    • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
      congrates Earnie, at the end of the day ! I believe whatever happens happens for a reason and for good , though sometimes we are easily able to spot whats the bigger reason other time we are not so lucky
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      • Profile picture of the author Rob Lee
        Are you sure you don't have Carpel Tunnel Syndrome or something. It is caused by putting pressure on the wrist. You could get it by having bad ergonomics while using your computer. You may need to take a rest and let yourself recuperate. Otherwise it could be surgery. I have been having a recurring issue that I believe is the onset of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. So I figured I would ask if you look in to that. I know my wrist starts to hurt or feel like it has pressure on it. Then if I persist to use my computer my whole arm starts to feel numb. My fingers go a little numb and then later my arm starts to feel a little number. If you persist you get this stinging feeling. I think that is a bad sign.

        I got me an ergonomic mouse pad so far. I believe I need to get a new desk so that I can position my wrist better when using my mouse. I may even get an ergonomic keyboard. Other than that I have been trying to limit my pc use until this goes away. I read an article that said you should take a break from computer use for several weeks to let yourself heal. I have not gone to the doctor yet for this condition. Carpal tunnel syndrome: Symptoms - MayoClinic.com

        Wish you the best of luck for your product launch.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lee McIntyre
          Hi Ernie

          Well done on going full time.

          It's a year ago since I quit my job and I remember well the feeling of excitement mixed with fear.

          Get stuck in and you'll look back in this as being the best decision of your life.

          Cheers

          Lee McIntyre
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  • Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

    Yesterday I took the day off work as i injured my arm due to my offline job (well ex job now). I had a fulltime data entry job and then was going home and working on my Internet Marketing.

    As I have an upcoming launch I was putting more time in at home and I think thats why I sprained/aggravated my wrist/arm.

    Anyway the interesting news is, my work called me and asked me why I think I hurt myself.

    And I told them about me spending more time on the computer when I go home due to my goal of wanting to work for myself on a online business.

    They basically told me I had to make a choice and that I couldnt work their fulltime and work on my business as they couldn't risk me getting hurt again. They tried to find out if I could work their part time and then they would allow me to still work on IM.

    But unforuantely I wasnt able to move into a part time role.

    So once I found out that I wasn't allowed to work part time there, I told them I had to choose my future and I resigned.

    I can't believe it, I'm finally free (Unemployed for now but 4 weeks to my launch and I'm certain it's going to off like gangbusters!)

    Plus I've bought a car recently and do have money saved up, so I'm in a pretty good position.

    It is a weird feeling as I wasn't ready to quit work just yet, but it's perfect timing as I can now fully concentrate at whats on hand.
    FREEDOM Finally! You bet you are only too happy to quit your day job!

    Just kidding

    Arindam
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    • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
      you guys are great!

      i think im going to have to delay my launch and stay away from comp for the next couple of weeks to properly rest.
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    Congrats and welcome here
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Sandquist
    Atta Boy Ernie!..

    Glad to hear it. It's all "up-hill" from here!

    My shoulder and neck have been hurting for years because of long hours at the computer. I'm used to it, and drink a lot ;-) so... it doesn't bother me much. lol.

    A monthly trip to the Chiropractor helps too.

    Congratulations on acheiving TRUE Freedom.

    Mark.
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    • Profile picture of the author Writer4You
      Wow, Ernie! I am happy for you. I would like to quit my offline job too but right now I just cannot afford it being a single mom and having to take care of an aging parent. Just the same, you have given me inspiration to just keep on keeping on.

      By the way, your repetitive stress syndrome...is that the same as CTS? I had CTS before (think i still do) and it got aggravated when I got pregnant. Not that you will ever be pregnant! LOL. What has helped me with my problem are some exercises that I found online.

      Now if I can just find that site....

      Anyways, more power to you!
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      • Profile picture of the author homenotion
        Hey Ernie,

        Congrats to You! Great feeling isn't it ... well it might also be a bit scary but don't go there :-)

        Take your time, keep learning, stay organized and don't let 'stuff' get you down. A positive attitude goes a long long way.

        Take care and keep us informed.

        Ms. Liz
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Mason
        Hope your arm gets better! And congratulations on losing (quitting) your job. I hope that new launch goes well for you.
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      • Profile picture of the author JFrost
        Hi Earnie, Welcome aboard the self employed band wagon. Nothing beats being your own boss. Best of luck to ya.
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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        Congratulations Ernie on quitting your job. I have been working for myself in online and offline businesses since 1996. It is a great feeling to be able to do what you want, when you want, and with who you want.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
        Well congratulations...Now you can think more about your future. Good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author adiarycapt
        Hi,
        Indeed, you feel that freedom once you are out of job entanglement. Having a job is to be working for someone else's vision and relegating yours to the background. A job utilises your energy to further someone's dream, and more importantly limits your time, the most valuable economic factor. As popularly known, you can never be financially free with a job.

        But it is one thing to be without a job and another thing to be financially successful. Are you leaving a job just for the sake of escaping the daily job routine or the tyrany of your boss?

        Do you have a well-defined agenda you want to pursue to realise your financial dreams? Do you have a program that will maximise your time now? These are the questions one needs to answer as he frees himself from the grip of a job, otherwise poverty will force him to start seeking for another job soon.

        Kind regards,
        Captain Adiari.
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  • Profile picture of the author braver55b
    Congrats Ernie, that took balls, to lay in all on the line and not get that steady paycheck in exchange that the freedom of working for yourself can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Earl Smith
    Congrats Ernie, I'm in somewhat of the same position and now its all or nothing. Its a great rush.

    Good Luck
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