You are burnt out, dread heading into work and tired of all the politics of working at your job-but are those enough excuses to actually quit? Resigning from a job can be a tense experience, but, can result in you feeling less stressed and actually happy to go to work.
These signs shouldn’t be your sole reason to quit a job, but rather should be taken into consideration when thinking about quitting.
No room or hope for growth.
The point of most jobs and careers is to climb the “ladder,” from entry-level to your desired position and sometimes even beyond. Even part time jobs have this opportunity. However, when it is quite clear that there is no room-or hope-for growth, then it might be time to reconsider your employment with the company.
Toxic work environment.
A hazardous work environment that leaves you feeling stressed all the time, useless and or even literally sick is a very strong sign that it might be time to look for employment elsewhere. Contrary to popular belief, even people in the corporate world should appreciate their cubicle lest they want to go crazy.
Finding excuses not to work.
If you find yourself making up excuses not to work-or finding more ways to procrastinate than usual-this is a sign that you would rather be doing something else and just dread anything that has to do with your job, including the work assigned to you.
Office Politics are hindering your work.
This applies to any industry, regardless of the name. Office Politics can take up more time than it should when trying to climb the Corporate Ladder and schmoozing with management in order to get that bigger paycheck and recognition for your work. If the drama becomes greater than the work output, it’s time to look for different employment.
No recognition for your work.
Day in, day out, you toil away on your work but find little or no recognition for your efforts-even for big projects that might take weeks or months to complete. Not even a half hearted “awesome work” can be found among your co-workers or management. Something is indeed amiss.
Paychecks aren’t going as far.
Perhaps you’ve asked for a raise, but were politely declined or maybe those bonuses suddenly went away. Whatever the reason, what you make is not going as far anymore and is causing financial stress. While there can be other methods to try to do before considering quitting (picking up extra work, finding a second job), this too can be an option to think about when calling it quits.
Loathing your co-workers.
Even if you didn’t like them in the first place, feeling overly frustrated or even angry toward your co-workers for simply being in the same room or building with them is probably not very healthy. A new change in scenery and people could help out, though, try to differentiate between being mildly frustrated or actually loathing your co-workers for nothing they did.
Being depressed beyond work.
All in all, if you’re feeling depressed and even stressed even in your day-to-day life beyond work, this is a serious indicator to be looking for other employment. Being depressed from work is never okay.
While storming out of your office, triumphant that you finally quit, might sound like the most awesome way to quit, think before daydreaming of ways to stick it to your boss and rubbing it in your co-workers’ faces. Planning a smooth move from one job to another is the best path. Remember that no one has to put up with a hostile work environment.