He'd been complaining about his job for as long as I've known him, and he'd had the job for a total of 11 years.
In recent weeks, there were foreshocks. He started checking into health-insurance options without employment. The grousing about work had become more specific and intense. Not to mention the health issues that were (from my perspective) pretty obviously related to his work were also intensifying. I think he finally made the connection - something he'd been denying for a while.
Still it came as a shock - the fact that it finally happened. I texted Samantha as soon as I got off the phone with him.
D---- finally quit his job!!!