I voluntarily quit my job because the income and compensation package I was told I could make was not possible to reach. My schedule required I work 55 hours a week, so therefore I had to leave to avoid making a long-term commitment that would have put me further in debt. I did approach my employer (I had an excellent annual review, by the way), and the concessions he offered were minimal. When he realized I wasn't going to stay, he asked me to resign so I could pursue other opportunities. The compensation may not be all the companies fault, as it was in construction sales and the industry is off, but I needed to make a move or go broke.