I didn't want to. However, my employer has hired a guy as my direct supervisor that I despise. I would say "hate", but I'm really trying not to hate him, hate isn't good. He's one of those guys that is just able to always have a negative slant to every conversation. Even if he tries to be encouraging, he always has to imply his own superiority, or say that you're making progress but you really have a ways to go. If you argue with him, or even try to discuss whatever he's telling you, he will say something like, "End of discussion." On the other hand, I've been offered a job paying four bucks an hour more than I'm getting now, and a company truck. I've tentatively agreed, and I'll probably start there in 6 to 8 weeks. I'm just waiting for things to dry up, weatherwise, so that we can start groundwork. I'll give two weeks notice at my current employer. I've been working at my current job for almost three years, and until they hired this guy, I would have been fine staying there until I couldn't work any more. However, he has sunk his hooks in pretty deep, and it looks like it will take a while for them to see through him. In any case, the combination of my current dissatisfaction along with the offer of a significant raise are pretty convincing.