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Old 07-23-2018, 03:41 PM
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My boss was very difficult to deal with and I found myself crying often after work.
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I actually left a prior job a few years ago with no job lined up. My boss was very difficult to deal with and I found myself crying often after work. I ended up summoning the courage to leave as I valued my happiness over a paycheck and I had sufficient cash cushion and no dependents. I found a new job within 2 months and they gave me almost 10% pay increase from my prior job.

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Were you asked why you left your previous job with nothing lined up?
IF so, I'm curious what your answer was.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:30 PM
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i was once looking after having been laid off. your entire goal is to replace the salary or raise it. I was fortunate not to get a point where the financial pressure suggested a drastic and stupid decision like being willing to take less. I had mult offers, all were for same or better than prior.

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Don't take any new job with low pay just because you are fired! Never!

In general, prior employers will never give a negative reference to a former employee as they do not want to be exposed to lawsuits. If any potential employer calls, they will be directed to HR which usually gives standard answers like period of your service.

On the other hand, you will need to come up with a good story as to why you left a former employer and explain gaps in your resume. If you don't have a gap over 3-6 months, it won't raise any red flags. Also, never bad mouth any former employer as it will only make yourself look bad.

Perhaps a better thing to do is to reflect upon why you were fired. Was it your job performance? Bad boss? Unable to pass exams? No interest in this field?

I actually left a prior job a few years ago with no job lined up. My boss was very difficult to deal with and I found myself crying often after work. I ended up summoning the courage to leave as I valued my happiness over a paycheck and I had sufficient cash cushion and no dependents. I found a new job within 2 months and they gave me almost 10% pay increase from my prior job.

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i was once looking after having been laid off. your entire goal is to replace the salary or raise it. I was fortunate not to get a point where the financial pressure suggested a drastic and stupid decision like being willing to take less. I had mult offers, all were for same or better than prior.

re read JMO's post #2
And Elmo's post #8; Ninja warrior's post #10.
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If you were individually let go for poor performance, then you probably know the underlying reasons, and you should think about whether this is the right career.

If there were a lot of layoffs, so it is no reflection on you as an individual, then it depends. If you are flexible over location, exact line of work etc then as others have said you shouldn't need to take a cut. But in some circumstances (e.g. urgently need another job to support family / need to stay in the same area / a whole bunch of people laid off at your level now looking for a smaller number of openings) you might not have much bargaining power, so taking a cut might be a pragmatic move.

At one point in my career when I was out of a job, and there was an excess of people at my level looking, I took something like a 12% immediate cut for a switch to a different area of work but with an agreement for 10% step-ups at each of 3 months and 6 months for satisfactory performance. Which worked for both parties.
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Were you asked why you left your previous job with nothing lined up?
IF so, I'm curious what your answer was.
I was never asked.

It was about 6 weeks between I left my job and interviewed for the next one at the time. When I accepted the offer and started the position, it was around 2 months from when I left the prior job.

I had my answers ready in case someone asked though.
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If you were individually let go for poor performance, then you probably know the underlying reasons, and you should think about whether this is the right career.
Maybe, but at the same time, the first job might not be the right fit for someone. My first job out of college was for one of the big consulting firms and no one ever had the time to teach me anything. Showing up at my manager's desks resulted in eye rolls and eventually, it was made clear that I wasn't going to work out at that firm. If I'd been on a different team, maybe it would have been different, but who knows. I moved into industry and everything changed. It's not always you, and sometimes failure is a learning opportunity.
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