7 Alarming Signs That You Need to Quit Your Job immediately
It would be nice if we could all have our dream jobs, but that’s not the way things are, unfortunately. Sometimes getting to where you want to be requires starting at the bottom of the ladder or taking on a less-than-perfect role. As long as there are some pros to balance out the cons, it’s not all bad.
But there are some circumstances under which you shouldn’t stay in your job one day longer than you have to. If any of the following statements apply to your position, get out ASAP.
1. You flat out disagree with the mission of the company
If you don’t believe in your organization and its goals, you’re not going to be motivated to succeed. Better to find a company whose mission speaks to you so you feel fulfilled at work — even if your day-to-day is a little dull.
2. You question the ethics of senior leadership
If your morals and the morals of the higher-ups at your company don’t jibe, hand in your resignation letter. Helping unethical people do unethical things will make you miserable.
3. You’re not growing (and there’s no opportunity to do so)
Getting comfortable in your role is one thing. However, if you’ve been doing the exact same tasks for years and there aren’t any growth opportunities on the horizon, your career will likely be better served by broadening your skill set at another company.
4. You’re not getting any feedback — positive or negative
How are you supposed to know what you’re doing right or wrong if no one tells you?
After all, in order to grow, you need to know which strengths to double down on and which weaknesses to improve. All employees deserve feedback, and if you’re not getting it, it’s time to move on
5. You’re not getting treated with respect
Regardless of whether you’re the CEO or the intern, everyone should be treated with respect at the workplace. If you’re being made to feel as if you’re inferior to others or that your work isn’t valuable, run for the door.
6. Your responsibilities are growing … but your paycheck isn’t
Has your boss started trusting you with additional or more complex projects? That’s great! However, it’s a little less exciting if your title or salary isn’t being adjusted to reflect your new duties. If you sense that your company is trying to squeeze as much labor out of you as they can without having to promote you or bump up your pay, get out.
7. Your physical health is suffering
There’s a fine line between normal work stress and panic-inducing dread. If your feelings towards your job more closely match up with the latter, start sending resumes.
Above all, remember that you have a choice when it comes to your work. No job is worth putting up with these seven scenarios. You might find that quitting and starting anew is the best choice you ever made.