20 Bittersweet Quotes For When You’re Leaving A Job You Love

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Thanks for the memories.

There’s this stereotype that everyone hates their job, no matter what it is. That they just can’t stand being there anymore and would quit in a heartbeat. Well, that’s not always the case.

There are people who love their job so much that they would rather not quit it for a new one, which makes leaving it even more difficult when a new employment opportunity comes that's too hard to pass up.

Some people actually love their job for different reasons. Sometimes we love a job because we enjoy what we do. Other times we love our job because of the friendships we made along the way. Regardless, loving a job so much that you don't want to leave it for a new one, isn’t as rare as it seems.


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Sometimes, we reach a point where we need to move on from where we started. We feel like we’re at a standstill, and we crave some change and adventure.

That sense for a change could mean moving on to a different job for a new employment opportunity.

Getting up and leaving behind a place we loved and found comfort in hurts. We grew as a person as we worked, made memories, had laughs, and made friendships we vow to cherish forever.

Our coworkers became friends that helped keep us motivated and inspired, even on our bad days — and we can’t thank them enough for all the times they were there for us.


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This is a scary concept; moving on and doing a brand new thing. We’re scared, yet so excited. But not only are we absolutely ecstatic, we’re also sad.

Our job was more like a hobby for us, rather than a chore. But we realized, we had overstayed our welcome — and it’s time for something new.

The unsettling mix of sadness and joy you’re feeling is normal. Leaving somewhere you grew to love for something new feels wrong, but just know that it’s for the best, and it’s what you have to do.

To battle your negative thoughts about leaving your old job for a new one, here are 20 bittersweet quotes to help you cope with leaving a job you came to love.


If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

Be thankful for the memories you made.
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“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss


 

You have to end some things to move on to bigger and better things.
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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”


 

It may be scary, but it's time to make a change anyway.
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“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”


 

The end of something doesn't have to be ugly.
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“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful.” — Buddha

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Goodbyes are hard when you grew to love what you're leaving.
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“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good bye so hard.” — Winnie The Pooh


 

It's time to go on with your life.
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“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”


 

Don't settle for less just because you're comfortable where you're at.
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"Do more than just exist."


 

Remind yourself that you're leaving to reach your ultimate goals.
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“Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you.”

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A reminder that there is always something better ahead of you.
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“There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis


 

There's a new adventure out there waiting for you.
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“Today I close the door to my past, open the door to my future, take a deep breath, and step through a new life.”


 

Take all the time you need, but you have to accept the end and move on.
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“We must accept the end of something in order to begin to build something new.” 


 

Don't worry, you're making the right move.
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“You can’t always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes, you have to dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could’ve been.”

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You're not leaving because you want to, you're leaving because you have to.
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“You may not always end up where you thought you were going. But you will always end up where you are meant to be.”


 

Hold on to your memories.
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“Just because something ends doesn’t mean it never should’ve been. Remember, you lived, you learned, you grew and you moved on.”


 

This doesn't have to be the end of a friendship.
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“Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!”


 

Leaving something behind is hard, but it's also rewarding.
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“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with another hello.” — Paulo Coehlo

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Don't forget how this experience shaped you as a person.
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“You never really leave the place you love. You take part of it with you and leave part of you there.” 


 

You're leaving an era of your life behind you, and that's OK.
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“You get a strange feeling when you leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again.” — Azar Nafasi


 

You know deep down it's time to go.
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“And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”


 

Never forget the people you met and the friends you made.
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