Would it be seen as "a failure", "someone who is not able to finish what he begins" in my CV? This is what worries me, after finishing both my undergraduate and master with very good grades I fear it will be ruined by "started a PhD and gave up after 3 years".
Context: I'm doing natural sciences, in Europe, I would need one more year to graduate but I've realised academia is not for me (and I'm not really enjoying my time as PhD student).
Will dropping out be seen as a "failure" by potential employers?
Ps: I originally posted this in Academia but was advised to post it here instead