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Discussion on: What made you quit your job?

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Damir Franusic

I usually quit when felt overworked, neglected and given serious lack of respect. What also seems to be a major factor that fires up my disdain for a company, is a lack of motivation and challenge. When it all boils down to doing the same things over and over again, it's time to head out to the nearest exit. That is a pattern that I developed and have started to notice it, but always in retrospect of course. Sometimes I make decisions that are too radical or bull headed, and on the other hand when I'm content, happy and doing challenging stuff that I so much desire, I tend to over do it and spiral down to full blown burnout. Balance is important. Blowing off some steam is crucial; either by doing this for example (writing) or any kind of hobbies unrelated to day-to-day work.


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Carl Vitullo Author

Any specific times you've felt overworked, neglected, or treated without respect?

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Damir Franusic • Edited

When I tried making my own startup succeed. It was fine at first but then the overall atmosphere gradually degraded to a state of toxicity and lack of communication with the co-founder. I wrote a bit about it in my first post here:

The other time was when I got bored doing php intranet for Croatian national TV; I was in my 20s and needed challenges to prove myself and learn as much as possible.