To take the "other side" from the obviously prevalent tone of the posts that the "grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" - don' t do it - don't quit.
- - If you can find a better job, fine. But unless you have your future retirement
, children's needs, etc., etc., settled and secure you could be cutting your future throats and condemning yourself to a life of poverty.
- - The funny
thing about "work" - if it was enjoyable, they wouldn't have to pay you to do it. So in essence a job is a trade
, your life essences for money
- - But the controlling factor in today's horrible economic conditions, is the capitalistic market rule
of supply and demand. They (the employers) have the supply of jobs and you have the demand for money
to stay alive - eat, house, all that stuff. So they can impose working conditions that border on intolerable until enough people quit or refuse to take the job you are leaving. Dog eat dog world right now.
- - But from a purely personal interest to you is - do you have enough money, equity, investments, and protections, health
, insurances, money for food
and boat costs? For how long?
- - Living on a boat and cruising the oceans and seas is no longer free or without hassles. They are just different hassles from the ones you are encountering now. There are a lot of costs (money) involved in cruising and maintaining a boat. They can be minimized as laid out in the Cruising on $500/month thread. But they are still there.
- - The big concern young people (anybody under age 60) don't think about is the cost of getting sick or injured. Without medical insurance
inside the USA you will be lucky to stay alive if you incur a major medical problem. Outside the USA there are both limits on the degree of care and the quality of care available to "non-citizens."
- - No doubt about it for a vast amount of workers the current
economic climate is downright nasty, but the alternative can be worse.
- - Living on the boat can drastically reduce day to day costs and enable you to build equity in investments and funds for use later in life. So that is good. But sailing off into the sunset blissfully dreaming of a life in "paradise" can quickly turn into a life in "hell." Be careful, be frugal, be smart - don't do something that will return in the future to make you regret today's decisions.