Rage-quitting involves leaving a job promptly after pent-up frustrations boil over.

A woman said she “rage-applied” to a new job and scored an interview in two days.In a TikTok video, she said she left her old job after 10 years of feeling “iffy” about her workplace.But a career coach wouldn’t advise rage-applying as it doesn’t always set people up for success.

A woman said she “rage applied” to a job after an incident at work left her in a bad mood. She said she secured an interview within two days, scored an offer, quit her job, and has zero regrets. Still, a career coach said rage applying to new jobs could set employees up for failure.

On March 28, a creator who goes by Tiara posted a video on TikTok showing her sitting in her car. She starts the clip, which has amassed over 512,600 views as of April 4, by saying she’s nervous because she’s 20 minutes away from a job interview.

Tiara explains that she decided to apply for the role after something ticked her off at her existing job, where she’s worked for a decade.

She didn’t specify what prompted her to rage apply for another job and didn’t respond to mulitple requests for comment from Business Insider.

However, she included the hashtag “toxic workplace” in the video’s caption.

“I’m iffy about my job. I like the work I do. I don’t like the people I work for. But, yeah, something happened that put me in a real foul mood, so I rage-applied for a job,” she said.

@themamalou

Been stressed and anxious for weeks but the time has come to share the news 🥳 #jobinterview #newjob #toxicworkplace

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Two days after she applied for the job, Tiara said she had an interview scheduled. “I’ve been a ball of nerves for the past three days,” she said.

Since posting her original video, Tiara posted several follow-up TikToks sharing that she got the job and described how her employer, which she noted was an accounting-related company, received her decision to quit.

In a follow-up TikTok shared on March 31, Tiara said her old employer offered her more money, which she turned down — even though her new job pays less.

“The money doesn’t make the stress go away and the anger that I feel on a daily basis,” she explained, “so it’s not about the money.”

A career coach says people ‘rage apply’ when emotions run high — it doesn’t always set them up for success

The phrase “rage applying” is relatively new.

Still, Octavia Goredema, a career coach and author of the book “Prep, Push, Pivot: Essential Career Strategies for Underrepresented Women,” said the driving factors that lead to it aren’t.

“It’s not uncommon for all of us to have the ‘OMG’ moment at work, which then ignites us wanting to hit the eject button as quickly as possible,” she told Business Insider.

Goredema said she wouldn’t advise rage-applying after something frustrating happens at work.

“If something is not right, it’s important not to ignore that. But the reason I would recommend pausing if you can is that it’s really important to set yourself up for success, period,” she said. “No matter what, you don’t want to potentially cause yourself more stress.”

Workers may be quitting because of workplace dissatisfaction, a new study suggests.

When rage applying, Goredema said there’s a chance someone could go from one bad situation to the next and forget that being new at a job is “one of the most stressful processes.”

“You don’t want to jump out of the frying pan into the fire,” she said.

Before making any hasty decisions, Goredema also recommends people have a constructive conversation with a trusted colleague and review the accomplishments they’ve achieved in their current position.

“Our careers are the most valuable and the most personal investment we will ever make,” she added, so it’s important to “separate your emotions from how you’re feeling about where you’re leaving, so you can make the [best] decision for you.”

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