I have a job as an attorney-advisor with ODAR (part of SSA). It is a federal job, and is a two-year TERM appointment. I am about halfway through. I am considering quitting early, even though I don't have another solid job lined up (other than some prospects for contract work). I know this sounds crazy, but I have some reasons. First off, it is not the job I want. Pay/benefits are fine, but it is not really legal work, is mind-numbing and boring. Second, I was not one of those selected to be made "permanent." They fired another lady who was not made permanent, and I have come under increasing scrutiny for my drafts. I am beginning to feel that it is a matter of time before being canned, and I want to take charge of my career, rather than wait to be asked to leave. I took this job, and had to move to another state, where I am not licensed. So, a change would involve returning home to the state where my law license is, so I can network and build connections in the city I want to live in.
I want some advice. I know this may sound crazy/demented, in a bad economy, to leave a well-paying job with nothing solid lined up. But, do you think that, given that my job is ending anyway and that I want to return to my home state, it makes sense to force a move? I am 28/29, so I have time in life to recover financially and get back on my feet.