Knowing when to stay or leave your job is perhaps one of the most difficult and stressful decisions you could ever make. There are days when everything is perfect and going well and you feel like you are on top of the world. And then come one of those days when the stress is too much and you just want to throw your hands in surrender at the pressure.
Whether it’s your job that’s eating you or you’re simply overreacting to a normal day at work, here’s a list of possible scenarios that could help you decide on whether it’s time that you quit your job.
1. You don’t have the support of your boss
When you sense a change in how your relationship with your boss works in terms of your responsibilities, then maybe it’s time to rethink your career in the company. If you are being asked to do stuff with fewer resources and only yourself to rely on or you don’t feel that your boss has your back in your work-related decisions or even when communication is not transparent between you and your superior, then it’s probably time to quit.
2. There is a disconnect in your work and life values
Perhaps your life and work values saw eye to eye when you were employed but a change in leadership, culture or even company direction has affected how you do your job in view of your values. If you feel that your life values are being compromised then maybe you need to seek growth outside your current company. Ask yourself if you were hired today, would you still want to be employed there?
3. Your skills are not utilized
You could be a pro at something but sadly, your expertise is not part of the role you signed up for. While this is not always a bad thing, it could also mean that you might not be on your way to maximize your potential and if you don’t see your skill being used in any way in your current firm, it’s probably time to say goodbye and find employment where it could be utilized.
4. You’ve lost your passion in what you do
A career is more than means to achieve financial independence and bring food to the table. It’s doing what you love and enjoying every moment of it, both the highs and lows. If you don’t see yourself striving and bursting with passion as you used to do and are now more than okay with mediocrity, then it’s time to move on.