How many times do you hear yourself saying “I’m going to quit my job.” If you find yourself saying this more than twice a week, it’s time to take stock and ask yourself why. Are you saying this because you had a difficult week? Is there an underlying issue you haven’t addressed that could be fixed easily? Before making that decision to pull the plug, it’s important you analyze the situation holistically. There are however, times when it is necessary to leave your job, which includes you experiencing one or more of the following signs listed below. It isn’t an exhaustive list, but it’s a start to get you down the path of creating a stress free plan prior to quitting.
It’s time to leave your job when:
It’s Affecting Your Health
You feel sick all the time especially when you think about work. You find yourself calling in sick more and more. You have restless nights; your tummy and body ache just lingers on and you even pick up a bad habit or two these are warning signs that should be taken seriously. And is a sign that’s it time to start looking for other job opportunities.
You dread going into work
If you dread going in to work, this may be a sign that it’s time you start looking for employment elsewhere when Sunday nights bring so much anxiety. However, before putting in your notice, be sure you’re not having these feelings because of an unaddressed incident that occurred at work. Ensure you have made all effort to tackle any concerns and if those are not being addressed then you should ramp up the job search effort.
You’re No Longer a Part of the Inner Circle
This is when you find yourself over a time period not being invited to meetings you once used to be a part of. You no longer have new projects assigned to you. This is sometimes a hint of the writing on the wall. Definitely time to start looking; however, make sure there are no underlying issues that are yet to be addressed to understand why.
You Have Outgrown Your Position
It’s time to leave your job when you no longer see a path forward within the organization. Essentially you’ve outgrown your position and you want more. This could be very stifling and brew anger and resentment. It isn’t healthy to stay on just because you enjoy working with your colleagues.
The Company Culture Isn’t Accommodating
As a working mom, being in a flexible work environment is the key to ensuring work life balance. If you desire to have the flexibility to manage your family needs and you’ve tried to negotiate with your boss yet he/she is in-flexible, yes, it’s time to start looking for work in an organization that would be more accommodating and be a better fit.
Did you talk to your boss? Did things improve? If it didn’t improve, what did you do? Would love to read your comments below.
Till Next Time,