I am rather miserable in my job, thanks to a workaholic boss (who emails at weekends, in the middle of the night, while I'm on leave), lots of travel (rarely to anywhere interesting) and far more sales and test writing than training/creative opportunities (the only bits of the job I'm interested in). If I were in the UK/EU, I would have no hesitations about quitting. I have some other bits of work lined up, which, although it's freelance, pays a lot better. I've also applied for a few freelance jobs although will have to wait to see whether I've had any luck with those. I need to quit by the first week of September to be able to start the first freelance course. However, I live in Turkey and the government here is making it increasingly difficult for foreigners to stay here. The hoops they make you jump through now in order to get a residence permit are expensive, stressful, pointless and extremely time consuming. There's also the chance of being rejected. I just don't know what to do. I want to quit...I could get a tourist visa and have 3 months on that to sort out what I'm going to do. But I currently have a work permit (attached to this job - not transferable), a monthly salary and free state health care. If I quit, I lose all of that. I'm not feeling particularly stable or strong at the moment so am not sure if I'm in a good place to make decisions.