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Should I leave my job? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2013, 03:22
Hi,

I am in a big fix. I want to apply for a masters course whose Deadline is 31st Dec. I was targeting my GMAT exam in Nov and have been studying 1-2 hours per day since last 1 month. I was a horrible maths student and barely managed to pass. However, I was very strong with finance and accounting in Uni so pursued that career. Funny I know.

I joined a class and now its fair to say I am lagging behind. Most of the other students are able to solver problems in 2mins and I cant even understand how to approach the question. Its making me extremely frustrated to be that dumb math student all over again.

Money wise, I am very comfortable. Wont be a problem if I even quit tomorrow. The thing I am worried about is the Gap it will show on my CV, plus when i apply for the course I want to show that I am employed.

I discussed with my colleague friend and he suggested me that I should try to convince my boss to let me resign for a brief period. He says someone in the organization managed to do this once but it was a very very rare case.

I simply know that if I want to score good, I need to dedicate myself to full time study and start from basic maths. If I want to work and study then I will need at least 5-6 months. Never in my life thought GMAT would be so difficult.
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Re: Should I leave my job? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2013, 03:30
I once heard the admission committee member tell in a seminar, when you take a leave or quit the job to study just imagine there will be students or peers who will be selected who are working and studying at the same time. If you were in my place and forgetting all the constraints, you know just 2 things there is a candidate who has 5 years workex gmat score 730 who is working right now and a candidate with 5 years workex gmat score 730 who is not working, who will you select?

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Re: Should I leave my job? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2013, 03:49
Very true Farhan, but if you look at it this way

Will you consider a student with 700 GMAT and 5 years we, or a student with 570 GMAT with 5 years of we and is still employed.
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Re: Should I leave my job? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2013, 04:16
theGame001 wrote:
Very true Farhan, but if you look at it this way

Will you consider a student with 700 GMAT and 5 years we, or a student with 570 GMAT with 5 years of we and is still employed.


Definitely the 700 one but try and work out a schedule before you plan to quit and see if its working. My job usually involves opening retail stores for which I need to travel 10 days in a month. I thought i wasnt able to justice so i invested in an iphone app from gmat club, so whenever i am travelling i study on the run. There are constraints in all jobs, am sure that yours might be tougher than mine since you are thinking of quitting but before you take that step please ensure you have done everything possible to overcome those constraints and then you need to take the hard decision. After all a major chunk of your management studies will also go under the topic of multi-tasking :-D . Good luck with the decision and wish you atb for ur studies.

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Re: Should I leave my job? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2013, 23:45
I know Farhan that at end of the day it comes to dedication and how much you really want something. No my Job is not so tough but I still work 6 days spending 10hrs daily. Had I been little decent in Maths then I wouldn't have thought of quitting. I work very closely with MD of our company and I have requested for a personal meeting with him. Hope he accepts and we can chalk out something. Maybe half day for a month or so.
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