One of the commenters in my last post warned that I unless I quit now, odds are pretty good that I will stay in my current position for awhile. And he/she’s right. Inertia is a powerful force. While I’ve been mentally preparing myself to leave, I haven’t actually left yet. So I decided to set a timeline for my departure.
Who would have thought quitting a job could be so complicated? Sure I could just quit tomorrow, but I’m trying not to burn any bridges here. Given my current commitments, the earliest I can quit is February 2010. Even quitting then means I would be quitting four months before my next trial.
My lease is up at the end of May 2010. If I quit, I *have* to move. If I wanted to leave as early as possible, I could give notice on February 1st and leave at the end of the month so I can transition everything over. That leaves me three months of rent that I have to cover. I can also stick it out until after my June trial, hopefully without picking up any additional cases in the meantime.
So there it is in writing. Now I need to use whatever free time I have until D-Day to figure out what to do afterward.