Making the decision to quit your job is never an easy one, but sometimes it’s necessary. You may have done all you could possibly do to make the job work for you, but sometimes there is nothing you can do further. Knowing when it’s time to quite can be tough. You might feel like you’re giving up too soon, or that you’re letting others down, even if quitting is what is best for you, and the company. Here are some signs it’s time to quit your job.
Your Life Has Changed
Nearly everyone’s life grows and changes over the years. For example, you may find yourself placing work as less of a priority once you have a child and being a stay-at-home-parent may be more appealing. Alternately, you may find that the demands of family life require you to find a better job with higher pay and more benefits. There are many things that may change your life in a way that would mean you would need to quit your job; the birth of a baby, moving, adoption, illness.
You’ve Outgrown Your Job
When you first start a job, you do a lot of learning, and over time, growing. Your current job may not be enough to stimulate and utilize the information and skills you’ve developed. If this is the case, you may want to search elsewhere for jobs you may find more challenging and a better use of your skills and knowledge.
Your Beliefs Are At Odds With Your Company
Sometimes an employee may hold beliefs that are at odds with the beliefs that the company practices and engages in the workplace. These beliefs could be minor, or they could be major. If you find your beliefs continually add odds with the practices of your employer, to the point it causes you stress or resentment, it may be time to leave your job.
You Are Facing Ethical Dilemmas
Not every company engages in ethical practices, and while working, you may see these shady practices going on behind the scenes. The company could be selling customer information without permission, lying about products, or other unethical behaviors. If you find yourself not wanting to be associated with an unethical company, it may be time to quit.
Bridges Have Been Burned
If your relationships with your coworkers, or even worse, your superiors, have been damaged beyond repair, it may be time to quit. A hostile and tense working environment is not conducive to productivity and it can be stressful and damaging for all parties involved.
Your Employer Is Dropping Hints
If you find yourself being given less responsibilities than previously, or feel as though you’re being excluded from the group, such as staff meetings, your employer could be dropping the hint that it’s time for you to leave. If you talk to your employer and the situation doesn’t seem to improve, it may be time to leave.
You Get A Better Offer Elsewhere
If you get a better offer of employment elsewhere, and your current employer is unwilling or unable to meet or exceed that offer, it may be time to quit. Don’t give up a good opportunity, just to stay at a job that may be less than you desire or deserve.