I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I’m making a mistake quitting my job. Well, I hope I’m not! It’s a weird question to ask someone.
So, how do you know if you should leave your job? Below are some reasons why you might want to leave your job.
However, I am not saying that if one of the below things happen that you should march into your boss’ office on Monday morning and quit immediately. A job is a job and sometimes it just needs to be done.
Also, I do realize that most people have bills to pay. If you quit your job and have absolutely nothing lined up and have no emergency fund, please realize that this may not be your best idea. Having something lined up or some sort of plan is always best if you quit your job.
Sundays are the worst day ever.
Wait, why would Sundays be so bad? Well, if you are off from work and all you can think about is how much you hate your job, then you probably have a problem. I’m not saying that you should always quit in this case, because let’s be honest with ourselves, how many people want to go into an office on a Monday after an awesome weekend?
You should sit down and think about what is bothering you with your job. Why do you dread it so much? Is it only because you don’t want to work and you wish you were a millionaire? In this case, then this doesn’t seem like a good enough reason to leave 😛
You tick off the minutes until your day is over right when it starts.
I actually know of someone who ticked down every SINGLE minute that they had in the day. I don’t even want to think about how unproductive this person was because I’m pretty sure all they did was pay attention to how many ticks they had left in the day.
You are extremely stressed and it’s ruining your life.
Is your job so stressful that you can’t even function outside of work? Do you have no work-life balance? Sometimes you need to think about your health and how your job is affecting your life and your family’s lives.
You see value elsewhere.
Do you have a business on the side? If this business has grown and you see a better future with your side business, then it may be best to leave your day job and switch to full-time self-employment.
You are not productive at work.
You quitting does not always have to be entirely about you. So, if you see that you are not the best fit for your job, then it might be best for you to leave.
One example for this is if you are devoting all of your time to your side business, and then when you go to work you sit there and do nothing because you are too tired. This is not fair to your employer.
Are you only actually working 1 hour out of a full workday?
You want to move up, but there is no room for growth.
Do you feel stuck at your job? Not everyone wants to move up, some people are perfectly content with their position. However, if you do feel stuck, then you should do something to change it.
Start looking for other jobs or companies that can fit you better. Maybe talk to your manager and see if there is any chance that you can be promoted.
You work in an abusive environment.
This one is a case where you should definitely leave. If you feel uncomfortable with how you are treated at work, then you should leave. Or try to find the best solution to the issue at your work. Do not continue to work in the same stagnant horrible situation if you can help it.
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