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Posted 09/14/2017

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.
  And then it begins to take a toll on your health. Sick days are piling up, and stress-related digestive issues necessitated a visit to the family doc where you also discussed an increasing problem with insomnia. He/she was none too happy with your blood pressure reading either.  
  • 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.
  "If you're no longer challenged in your position and have tried communicating with your boss to no avail, this may be a sign that it's time to leave," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and leadership coach.  
  • 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.
  "When you know you have more to offer the world, don't second-guess yourself — get ready for change," adds Taylor.  
  • 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.
  If this clinches it – and you know you need to move on – come back for next week’s blog. We’ll focus on how to properly and professionally leave a job – without burning bridges. When it’s time to move on, MPS Technical is there to help. We meet you face to face, connecting the dots of your personality, training, experience, and gifts. Our streamlined intake process includes industry-specific pre-employment assessments, testing and training when appropriate. We assess your total package and how that fits our clients so we can place you in the best position and company for you. Contact our team today.