You spend half your day at work and in effect almost half your life. Growing in this sphere of your life is almost as important in a work place. In such a situation, quitting your job is the only way out. We’ve identified 9 moments that work as a signal that you should quit your job and move on!
- You’re too comfortable
Job security and stability is very important for peace of mind. However, sometimes we tend to get too comfortable with what we have and how things are. While this seems perfect in the short term, it can be detrimental to your career in the long run. If you get set to a routine that doesn’t help you expand your skills, increase your impact and climb the ladder, it is time to change. You can only progress with acceleration but not with inertia.
- Company culture mismatch
Cultural fit is a huge aspect in today’s work environment. Unfortunately, the only time you can really understand the culture is when you become a part of it. It usually takes a week before you really get a grip around the culture of the organisation. It’s at that point of time, when you should consciously note if you are a cultural fit in the company. If you are a fit, then good times lie ahead, however, if you feel you aren’t a cultural fit in the company, it is best to move out as soon as possible.
- You’re no longer learning.
Learning is essential for staying relevant and productive. If you are stuck at a job where you aren’t learning anything new for a very long time, it is time to move out. When you are in such a job, it is just a matter of time before you become irrelevant and your productivity is stagnated.
- All your skills aren’t tapped
Do you feel as if you could do so much more? If yes, then you probably need some more exposure beyond your current responsibilities. Your first measure should be to ask for more responsibilities from your Manager. In most cases, your Manager will take it positively and give you more responsibilities. However, there may be times when you don’t get that opportunity. In such cases, it is advisable to move on and find a new job.
- You hate the work
This one is pretty straight forward. If you hate what you do, it’s best to get out at the earliest. Instead of hanging in there and building up toxic negativity, it is important to release yourself from the shackles and move on.
- You have a terrible boss
Your boss has a very crucial role to play in your career. Bosses only assign you work, they are also responsible for your growth and progress. If you have a terrible boss, you should be on your first flight out.
- Company is in a downward spiral
If you are on a burning ship, it’s only sensible to cut your losses and jump off. In the venture capital fuelled world, spiralling start-ups are a common sight. If you find yourself in one such company, abort and abandon!
- Too much stress
Stress is a subjective matter. If you feel you are too stressed with your job, you need to evaluate multiple factors. To begin, look deep into yourself and figure out if you are doing your job right. Another factor to consider is if you enjoy doing the job you do. It is entirely possible that you may be great at your job, but it may not bring you satisfaction. In such a case, you should look at creative outlets for you to release the stress that work generates. If however, you feel that you do everything right and yet the stress is just far too much, it is best to move on and find another job.
- Responsibilities vs. Pay mismatch
The last case is when you feel you handle way too much for your pay and deserve more. Of course, the first would be to approach your manager and demand a pay raise. When that doesn’t resolve the issue, you know it’s time to move on. There are many companies out there willing to pay you well and give your matching responsibilities.