There’s not a single company you can work for that you won’t find any fault. Even if you’re working for one of Fortune’s 100 best companies, chances are, you will still be unhappy or feel burnt out at one point. But how do you know when it’s really time to quit and move on?
You’re surrounded by toxic people
Having conflicts with your colleagues or bosses is not unusual, especially if your communication and working styles, as well as your personalities, are different. You’ll annoy or offend each other sometimes, and it’s just normal. If the negativity prolongs and extends even outside of work, and if you feel that people are putting you down instead of lifting and empowering you, there’s seriously something wrong.
You’re not being compensated fairly
When you accepted the job, you know very well what it entails and how much you’re going to get paid for it. Nonetheless, if you notice that your company is starting to downsize and they pile up the workload on you, you need to take a break to assess the situation. Know your worth and learn how to stand up for yourself if you know that they’re abusing you.
Your health is being compromised
According to Priscilla Claman, contributor at the Harvard Business Review, if your health is being affected because of work, you must get out even if you don’t have a new job yet. No amount of money is more important than your health, so make sure you take care of it and that the company you work for cares for it too.
You always daydream about putting up your own business
Some people are just born as entrepreneurs and they always know it. If you’re one of those who thinks about starting and running your own business, whether it’s a small business franchise or an entirely new and novel idea, you must start to nurture it. This doesn’t mean that you must quit right away, though, but you must be more intuitive.
You don’t believe in the bottom line of your work
Kathy Caprino, one of the Women@Forbes, emphasises the importance of believing in what your organisation does. If you’re selling products, do you believe in their effectiveness? If you’re working to help uplift the lives of the marginalised, do you believe its ways and methods? If not, you need to question your own motives in staying.
Hopping from one job to another doesn’t give a good impression to some employers. To others, it’s a sign of inconsistency and unpredictability. However, as a person who dreams bigger dreams, you must always be in search of better opportunities, and you need to know when enough is enough.