4 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job

Leaving a job is rarely a fun or rewarding thing to do.  Leaving a job by choice may be better than getting fired is, but it’s still not a pleasant or enjoyable experience.  A lot of people wonder about when they should or when they shouldn’t leave their job.  Obviously, leaving the job is sort of like that one thing that once you do it, it’s done and there’s no going back from it.  It is the final movement, the final effort that gets a person out of the environment.  But the thing is, it gets them out of that environment for good and there’s no going back after that point.  This is why one should be absolutely sure it is the right thing to do.

Please take care not to take a singular, rough day, or even a rough week as a reason to leave a job.  These excuses are never good enough.  These are not valid reasons to leave the job.  These are rarely valid reasons to hang it up and call it quits.  They just aren’t.  The key is, hard times at a job pass, but if you quit the job, you’ve lost that job permanently and that’s just it.  Try to really analyze your position and condition with that job.  Make a diligent and considered effort to fix things and to correct things before you leave that job.

Often times, as employees we get frustrated or irked about some aspect of the facet of our jobs.  We get annoyed, peeved, or basically just frustrated that things are so difficult.  The problem is, though, we almost always blow it out of proportion.  We almost always take things way too seriously and take them to the next level of concern and worry.  This is so unnecessary.  Often, though, this just happens whether we like it or not and we get the idea that we just need to go, go, go and not look back.

Signs That it Truly is Time to Go

There are a few situations that one might face which really do show that it’s time to hang it up and call it quits.  Listed below are four signs that maybe you really do need to be considering other options and looking into a change of pace:

  1. Your entire life is the status quo.  If you’ve been living the same life at your place of employment, the same status, the same position, the same day to day job, the same responsibilities, the same everything and you’ve tried to change and advance and do something about it with no luck, then it’s probably time to make a change.  This is how you know that it is time to advance and move forward and do something a little bit differently.
  2. If you’re not getting any feedback on what you could be doing better and what you shouldn’t be doing at all, then it might be time to go.  Be cautious in this area, but be honest with yourself.  If you’ve truly made efforts to get feedback from your supervisors and they just haven’t given you anything to go off of, then it’s time to reconsider and perhaps move forward into an entirely different realm.
  3. Other companies want you to come work for them.  If you are unsatisfied with your current job and other companies want you and there seem to be better options out there than your current job, then it may be time to honestly pursue other options.  Take care to explore those options thoroughly first, though, and then proceed.
  4. Do you always feel like there’s constant restructuring and moving around within the internal organization of the business you’re working for?  Are you getting moved around constantly with no increases in pay and not enough training before you are carted off to another department?  This shows a lack of organization within a business and is a good sign to explore other options.

It’s rarely a good idea to just up and quit a business that you’ve been working for.  Rarely.  However, when you consider the above, these might be good reasons to do just that.