Is quitting your job really the right thing to do? Alina Berdichevsky thinks not...
So this is the week. The week thousands of us, according to new research, will drag ourselves into work, turn on our computers… and start desperately applying for a new job.
Sound familiar? It might be worth taking a deep breath – and reading this week’s Grazia – before pressing send on that email to the recruitment agency.
In our next issue, out tomorrow, Alina Berdichevsky, 31, tells how she quit her job to pursue her dream career… only to ‘bounce back’ to an office job a few years later after realising the grass isn’t always greener.
'When I quit my corporate job in marketing eight years earlier I’d been adamant that I’d never work for someone else again', Alina told Grazia. 'But, over time, I learnt that taking the plunge and pursuing your ‘Plan B’ escape route isn’t always as idyllic as it appears. Of course there are perks to working for yourself – freedom, fulfilment, no one to answer to – but it’s balanced with crushing responsibility, money worries and isolation. So I hope anyone reading this who’s New Year’s Resolution is pursuing their Plan B escape route – the career they’ve always dreamed of – will think long and hard before making that move."
And we’ve also got top tips from career ‘stylist’ Beth Reacher on how to make sure your own business is a success.
The new issue of Grazia is out tomorrow