Is it ever acceptable to ask for your old job back?
I quit my first "real" job after university, as a web developer, without another job lined up. I was frustrated and it was probably really dumb.
Part of me dreams of doing something completely different, but realistically I don't know how good my chances are of that. If I have to, I will almost certainly apply for other web developer jobs, similar to what I have done.
My anticipation is that web developer employers will think "so why did you quit that job? If you were frustrated with it, won't that be the same with us? Won't you just leave us like you did them?"
Perhaps I should just ask for my old job back then, so at least the next time I want to get a new job, I don't just quit without one lined up, which I think employers seem to really hate (I get the impression there's a real stigma against it). However, I did show uncertainty to my employers before... saying I wanted to leave, and I didn't. Part of me thinks my employer might take me back if I grovelled, but maybe I am then just taking the mickey too much.
Is it ever acceptable to ask for your old job back? Or should I just accept my gigantic mistake, move on, and pray to God that I can convince someone to hire me in spite of this?