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I just impulsively quit my job...

Discussion in 'General Cam Chat' started by ameliababyxo, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. ameliababyxo

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    So I realize that this was a mistake, but it's one that I can't take back now so I'm in need of some advice and help.
    I started camming a few weeks ago, and made almost $900 in about 14 hours of broadcasting on MFC over the course of a week or so, but then my boyfriend dumped me out of absolutely nowhere and I wasn't in any place to be able to get on cam. It's been exactly a week since he dumped me and so far I've adopted a kitten (I've always wanted one, so while it was an impulse adoption, it's been something I've intended for years) and then I just quit my full-time job. They just did something today that was the last straw, and I quit without truly considering the pros and cons. I only ever made about $350 a week at that job, but it was a steady paycheck.

    My plan right now is to keep camming as much as I can while I job hunt, either for something full-time or part time, depending on how steady the camming is. I'm just kind of panicking a little bit, because I'm never impulsive like this. I don't do this kind of thing.

    I need some advice and help and reassurance that I can do this, to be honest. Has anyone here ever quit their regular job before they probably should have?

    Please don't point out that I should have waited before quitting, it's not productive and it's only going to make me feel worse about this.
     
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  2. AudriTwo

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  3. justjoinedtopost

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    Did that repeatedly over the years, with panic, worry, depression, self-loathing afterwards.

    Talking with family during such times was very annoying; people always want to try to put positive spin on things, "brighter days ahead"..."God never closes one door without opening another"...blah blah blah. Ignore such coddlers. In my opinion, they are usually trying to just get you to feel good enough that you shut up moaning about your problems.

    You may wind up toothless and homeless, selling blowjobs behind a dumpster to make enough money to buy a bottle of Listerine to get drunk. Or, you may wind up eating peeled grapes in a penthouse somewhere. I really don't know.

    The good news is, if you are reading this it means your still alive. And the bad news is, it is a temporary condition.
     
  4. Mila_

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    If you made $900 in 14 hours that’s a very good sign that you are interesting and got a spark for camming. Not every girl does so well off the bat. If you work hard at this, and by hard I mean taking it as seriously as a job, doing daily shifts of at least 4 or 5 hours with enthusiasm, you will probably make more than you would make at any job. It will be hard at first especially the firs couple of weeks after your “new” status is gone and you figure things out, but if you put effort into it and are patient in about a month it will pick up again. Good luck!
     
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  5. C_huxstable

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    My first time camming I did well enough to do camming full time but I still kept my job & cut th
    hours. My boyfriend broke up with me & it was so hard for me to cam consistently after that, I ended up quitting I took it very hard. The fact that you can keep camming is a good sign, I admire you for continuing to push. I wish I would have, I would suggest having another site for backup income if at all possible.
     
  6. Ronaldod

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    You saw an opportunity and you took it. That is a choice that a lot of people did not make and regret later. What you should do now is start saving the money that you now earn extra. As there can be slower times ahead or times you want to take a break from work. Do not forget the joy of paying taxes. Etc etc. If you do it like 3 months you know what you will earn and start upgrading your life.
    I have a different job but these things keeps me realistic, free and mental relaxed. And it saves me from frustration if my new plan is not going directly like i want.
     
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  7. BiancaBaker

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    I quit my pastry job over 6 years ago and Im still here! Was the BEST decision ever. Also I never could make MFC work so find what site is for you if MFC is not it.
     
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  8. AwesomeKate

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    I had just got accepted to work at Disney and to attend their college program when I found camming. My first night I made $100/hr and I thought, "This must not be real money." It felt surreal until my first paycheck got deposited.... then I went into my job and told my boss I was done. I told Disney I wouldn't be coming. I told my family (very vaguely) that I wanted to do something else and would be fine and not to worry. I threw myself into this world full time and it blessed my life and still does 6 years later. All because I decided to recognize the gift I had received and opportunity in front of me.

    Random people on the Internet are willing to give you money to entertain them FROM HOME, AT ANY HOUR, FROM ANY ROOM, WEARING WHATEVER, FOR FEELING SEXY IN YOUR SKIN AND TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF. You have been handed something so rare and special and I'm glad you realize it. With your level of initial success, it would have been such a waste to keep dedicating those hours to anything other than cam. Get on every day without fail, try new shows, brainstorm ideas, watch other girls, and communicate with and appreciate your tippers.

    I am proud of you for being courageous!
     
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  9. DanniMFC

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    This might be a bit long a drawn out, apologies:

    First, accept that you've quit this job. Waiting would have been nice, but it didn't happen that way and that's okay. I don't know if you're beating yourself up about this, but I would be, so I just want to make sure you understand that things happen, choices are made, and you roll with it rather than getting caught up in it.

    Second, throw yourself into camming and job applications. Make a schedule for yourself and treat these two things like your job. Consistently get on cam from x time to y time, schedule time to make extra content if you're interested in that, and to plan your shows/content/etc. Give yourself a few hours a day to work on resumes and job hunting. This is your full-time job for now, treat it with the effort and respect it warrants.

    I would recommend trying multiple sites for camming, clips/video sales, sexting/calling, etc. You're new, it might take a minute to find the most profitable and enjoyable avenues for you, so try your hand at a few different things and don't get discouraged if something isn't working out. Get social media for your camming if you haven't already - marketing yourself is important in this industry and will make a huge difference.

    Honestly, I think you'll be okay. You have a good head on your shoulders - you recognize that your actions were impulsive, began constructing a plan immediately, and asked for advice. That's difficult for many people and it's a great start. You've done well in camming so far, you're on a forum full of experienced people who are willing to help you navigate this industry. You'll get through this.
     
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  10. Zoomer

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    I quit my job before I should have... I think. Actually, no I didn't. Just that afterwards they've threatened me with court action for having the temerity to quit my job... and try to gain work in the same sector. My contract did include a 12 month non competition clause which means I can't even get a job in the IT sector country wide, let alone the niche(ish) area I worked. Currently trying to speak to a lawyer to find out whether I'd win in court over this, and how much it'd likely cost. I'm not panicking until after that is ironed out - as there's sod all I can do.

    I'm still glad I quit - as i was unhappy. Think it's fair to say you were too... and that's something important to recognise. Without making a change, I'd remain unhappy for another few years - and you may too. So this isn't scary, this is liberating :) Yes, there's uncertainty, so best to try and address that rationally and through careful thought.

    Truth be told I'm not in danger of bankrupty if I don't work for a year either, so perhaps that's why I'm laid back about it - so my attitude won't necessarily calm your nerves. But rather than focus upon what you've "lost" (so to speak), focus on the positives. Relax a little, you've made enough to already pay 2-3 weeks of wage already right? Any indication that you can't repeat that feat over the next week? (not setting such a high target as a day!).

    Rather than stress trying to find a job while also camming, is it possible to sit down and work out your budget? What's your current situation - how long can you last. Then you can set yourself targets - to cam 3 hours in the morning, and in the afternoon, do some job hunting (if the camming doesn't go well). Also consider other sites, as some may work better for you than others. Basically, give yourself some structure, so even if things aren't going well for a day or two - rather than panic more, check back with your schedule/plan. You've got some time (hopefully) if day 1 or day 2 doesn't go well. Okay, if it gets to day 5 and it's all pants then maybe start to put into action the things to do (perhaps day 3 had you writing CV, maybe day 4 had you register on some local job agency sites - and maybe day 5 after trying camming is to then send your CV to said sites and instruct them what you're looking for).

    Bottom line - breathe. Unless you are in the point of instantly requiring funds or you're homeless, you hopefully have a bit of leeway. What you've made from camming so far sounds like you can certainly supplement your income and even be really successful - but try not to panic or do too many things at once immediately. Plan your day, what you need or want to achieve, what limits you've got (money wise) as to when you are comfortable to - and give yourself a timetable for the next week to keep you from panicking or feeling guilty if you just sit back to relax for an hour or two as a break... while in a circumstance you appear to think is highly "precarious" :)
     
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  11. aurakitty

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    Ironically, this is how I got into camming- my boyfriend left me, I had to move out of our apartment, and my 15 minute drive to work turned into an hour. I quit my job because I was an emotional wreck, and ended up starting camming a month or so later. It has been hard and it's easy to discourage yourself, but persistence is key. You can scrape by being "eh", but you have a chance of great success if you really work for it. :h:
     
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  12. MollyMidnight

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    I gave up applying for jobs before I actually started camming because I was so damn tired of it and I knew that camming is my dream job and nothing else will ever really compare. Right now, it's tough. I'm waiting on my first not anywhere near enough cheque. But in July I'm so close to halfway towards making more than I would get on benefits. Which I was also impulsive enough to not bother signing up for because I'm hoping that in the however many months it takes to be approved, I'll be making enough. And the system where I live is very difficult and stressful. I've already been rejected for doing it about 2 days before the arbitrary date they decided me no longer a student - way after my last deadline but way before graduation.

    I know that my goals are lower than most peoples here. And that maybe this doesn't sound successful. But I just wanted to share that even if it doesn't all go like your first week and you aren't making millions, you should be able to survive. And anything past that is more exciting when you know to really value it. Your first week was also amazing and damn I wish I could make anywhere near that!
     

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