Quitting a job is never easy. The familiarity, the comfort, and not upsetting the boat are often the reasons cited for sticking to a position that no longer fulfills your expectations.
But anything that stresses you out and adds to your unhappiness is worth letting go of. Also, when you feel safe and comfortable, then also it is time to make a move. Feeling too comfortable makes you complacent and lax. It is time to look for a change and a jump. It is advantageous to quit when you are ahead rather than when you start lagging in your career and the options dry out.
When deciding to quit, ask yourself some pertinent questions and then decide on an honest course of action.
Is it time for you to move because you are dissatisfied with your work and see no chances of progress?
If you are stuck in the same position for some time and have learned the ropes, and you feel you have outgrown your position, then it is time to move up or away. Unfortunately, there are situations when you know more than your manager and are forced to curb your knowledge and know-how to keep the balance.
You dread getting up in the morning and going to work. Also, whenever you get an opportunity, you whinge about your place of work.
Waiting for a promotion that is long overdue and even ignored when asked for means it is time to look for greener pastures.
Committing your time and energy to a company that won’t support the progress of your career will end up hindering the development of your career in the long run.
An unhappy employment situation where the supervisor/manager and you have a cash of personalities?
You never leave a company, but your manager is true in many cases. Waiting for the manager to be shifted or moving away is futile. If he or she has the ears of the management, then the situation can become more fraught.
Is your job making you unhappy, and at the end of the day, you feel drained out due to the negativity surrounding you, then change jobs.
A culture of trust and space within the organization helps employees feel invested in their place of work. On the other hand, too much supervision and structured processes are not conducive to independent thinking and innovativeness.
You are kept out of the loop and come to know of any important happenings and decisions last.
If your team does not cc you in the emails, holds meetings without informing you and you are given tasks that add no value to the job, then it is time to move on.
If you notice signs that the company is not doing too well.
If you’re worried about your company’s health, there’s a good chance you’re right. If the management suddenly becomes overzealous about budgets and wants all small decisions to be wetted, or you see some upper-level departures, then it is time to take stock of the situation and start looking out.