6 Signs it’s Time to Quit
Although quitting a job usually carries a negative connotation, there are times when leaving your current place of employment is the best course of action. But how do you know when it’s time to bid farewell to your job? Consider these six good reasons for moving on.
- The idea/thought is a recurring one. Like over and over and over, something you can’t erase from your mind. And according to your spouse, you talk about it non-stop, too. A job should bring more positive than negative into your life. If the opposite is true for you right now, then it could be time to bid adieu.
- The discontent is slowly creeping into your personal life, making you upset, unhappy, or frustrated more often than not, which is impacting relationships with family and friends.
- It’s a struggle to get yourself there each day. Maybe the challenge has evaporated, replaced with a growing sense of ho-hum or downright boredom.
- Your work here is done. Could be the department, project, new company direction—whatever it was that drew you to this place has disbanded, is finished, no longer needs your guidance. What you do best is no longer needed here. When your skills aren't being tapped, it’s time to move on.
- You and the company/boss are not on the same page. The employer's mission and yours don’t jibe up like they used to. You find yourself mentally asking if you’re investing your time, your life, at the wrong place.
- Are you traveling more than you’d like? Are you able to achieve the level of life-work balance that works for you and your family? Can you tolerate the thought of being in this same place, same position a year from now? If these questions point you toward the door, don’t be afraid to head in that direction.