Indians Who Are Unemployed By Choice Talk About How Their Life Has Been & How They Sustain

In today’s economy, many people find it unthinkable to be unemployed by choice, even if they want to quit their jobs because of toxic work culture. The high cost of living, bills, and family responsibilities make it hard to leave a steady paycheck. Job security is important, especially with the rising prices of essentials like food, housing, and healthcare. People worry about finding new jobs quickly and fear gaps in employment that might hurt their future job prospects.

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However, some people in India are unemployed by choice for various reasons. Sounds unreasonable, right? But they might be pursuing higher education or specialized training to improve their job prospects. Some prefer to focus on personal projects, hobbies, or creative pursuits. Others might take a break to travel or spend time with family. In some cases, individuals may be financially supported by their families and do not feel pressured to work.

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Indians who are unemployed by choice took to r/mumbai on Reddit to share why it is so and what their life looks like now. Most of these people left their jobs because they were being put under immense pressure at their workplace. On the other hand, some chose to leave their busy corporate lives and focus on freelancing. There were a few who had to leave their jobs for health purposes or to take care of a loved one in their family. While some are lucky to have supportive families, others are having a hard time living off the bare minimum.

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These personal accounts were shared after a user took to r/mumbai to ask if there was anyone who was unemployed by choice. The user left his job a few months back because of the strenuous lifestyle of travelling long distances and working for long hours. But now he is being met with unnecessary judgement from society which is making him rethink his decision.

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Here’s a look at how people responded to his post:

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