In today’s economy quitting your job is an almost suicidal gesture. Just thinking about it can send shivers down your spine, leaving you to wonder how you will manage to live with no income. The answer to that question is not a pretty one. This article is not an invitation to quit your job, it is merely a list of good reasons to quit your job. We urge you to think about well before you do anything that you might regret later. Only if you’re 100% certain, should you quit your current job, and not before you plan your career and have another job waiting for you. Here are the ten reasons to quit your job.
A boring job that has stopped challenging you is sometimes worse than death. We’re kidding, of course, but there are times when it does seem like that is the case. Don’t stay at a job that bores you, try to find something else. A boring job will only frustrate you and make you miserable and it’s not worth it.
You’re not earning enough money from your current job. If this is the case, then maybe it’s time to get back out there on the job market, but not before you ask for a raise, you’ve got nothing to lose. Usually companies encourage employees not to disclose their salaries, but the numbers tend to come up to the surface and everybody ends up knowing what everyone’s making. If you know you’re pulling your weight, yet you’re paid less than someone’s who doing exactly what you do, start asking yourself why that is.
8. Another Job
This is probably the most common reason to quit your job. It’s great when this happens, when you find a job that you like more than your current job, one that offers more money or is closer to your dream job. In order for this to happen you need to constantly be on the look out for a better job. So, if you know that your current job isn’t the one you’d like to retire from, don’t stop searching for a better job.
7. Damaged Relationship with Coworkers
There are certain cases when you simply don’t get along with your coworkers or your boss. It’s nobody’s fault, you simply don’t fit together. While that isn’t a reason to quit your job (because you really don’t have to like your coworkers, you just have to work with them), it can lead to some uncomfortable situations. If the relationship with your boss is damaged beyond repair, you might think of quitting your job.
6. You Hate Your Job
If you hate your job, it’s simple: quit! We know that the economy is in the gutter and that it’s very hard to find the job of your dreams, but don’t stay at job you hate. Find something that will give you at least some sort of satisfaction. If going to work each morning brings tears to your eyes, start doing something to fix that!
Do not stay is a stressful situation! It’s for your own good – as stress can affect your health and cause numerous irrecoverable problems. If your job is more stressful than you can manage, then maybe it’s time to quit your job and search for something less stressful. Some people thrive on stress, while others get ill and simply cannot function. How do you handle stress?
4. The Company’s Going Down
If you know the company’s going down and you don’t want to be there when it happens, then start searching for another job. There’s no point in staying there until it croaks. A company should be transparent and let its employers know when it is experiences massive problems that might affect them. Unfortunately, that usually doesn’t happen.
The world is changing when it comes to LGBT acceptance, but unfortunately it’s changing much too slowly. If you are gay and you feel your coworkers are whispering and laughing at you behind your back, don’t stand for that. Report them! Unless you live in Russia (and other countries that encourage homophobia) – in that case, know that we support you and that justice shall prevail!
Racism is alive and well not only in America, but all over the world. If you feel like you’re being discriminated against because of your skin color, then you should do something about that: file a complaint, report the racist person – your inaction will only lead to inaction. If you’re being discriminated against, do something about it, don’t just quit your job – things will never change if you do. Also know that the entire workplace racism issue does not stand on your shoulders alone, so if you choose to simply quit your job, that’s alright, too. We’ve all got our personal reasons that we don’t need to explain to others.
1. Sexual Harassment
Needless to say that if you ever experience sexual harassment at work, as a man or a woman, you should report it and take legal action. If the situation is dealt with favorably, then you can choose to keep or quit your job. In most cases people who have been sexually harassed at work don’t wish to continue working in that environment. Sadly, most of the cases of sexual harassment at work go unreported and in the worst cases, the harassed person chooses to simply quit their jobs leaving the crime go unreported.
Have you ever had to quit your job? How did it go? Were you without a job for long or did you have a backup plan? Do you think people should put up with anything that was on our list? Tell us your thoughts on the matter.