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What to do if I leave my job without another job to go to?

ScoobScoob Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello, I'm new here. I'm very nervous about posting online. I have a very demanding job and work beyond my hours and take work home to complete. I have learned a lot since starting this job and was extremely proud that I secured this position as many applied. However, I don't know how much longer I can sustain this so was wondering if I was to resign without another job to go to will this make my job search more difficult and make me a less desirable person to recruit? I do have a physical disability. What can I do to make myself more desirable to recruit should I be unemployed when I apply for jobs again? Thanking you in advance. 


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,428 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Scoob welcome to the community!

    Firstly, how long in advance do you have to give in your resignation? A week? A month? 

    If you were to resign, without another job to go to, how would you manage financially?

    It is best to look for job opportunities while you're currently in a job because there is no guarantee that you would get a job straight away, disability or not.

    Hope this helps :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    You should speak to your employer about reasonable adjustments because of your disability. Leaving your job without having another one to go to isn't always the answer. ESA isn't claimable without first claiming SSP for 28 weeks.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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