9 Signs You Should (Maybe) Quit Your Job Now
It’s not uncommon for employees to have a bad day or two — or week. And it’s pretty common for the average person to gripe about a boss or co-worker from time to time. But how can you tell if it’s just “one of those days” or something more serious?
I’ve quit several jobs in my life. Ileft my first job in an epic way, tearing offmy uniform and walking out of a bagel shop after a stupid dispute with a boss. I don’t really recommend walking out on a job, but everyone should know when to quit. While leaving a positioncan present an inconvenience toyour personal life, it may be the best option for your long-term satisfaction.
At my very last jobI recognized that I needed to quit when my desires to become an entrepreneur overpowered my wishes for a stable paycheck. Indeed manyentrepreneurs realize over and over theyshould leave their job but the financial security it provides often keeps them firmly entrenched. Iunderstand this totally as I’ve been there. Save your money wisely so you can become the entrepreneur you want to be if that’s your dream.
Pay attention to the following nine signals. They can help guide you in gaining clarity about whether it’s time for you to quit your job and start your next adventure.
Remember when you first started working at your current job? Were you full of passion and excitement each morning? Even if that wasn’t so, taking thisparticular job may have seemed likeagood decision oncebecause of the pay, location or opportunity for advancement.
Now you’re showing up every morning feeling bored, uninspired, defeated and hopeless. I know the feeling well and have watched several people go through this. Considerif you really want to continue putting up with this job eight hours (or more) every Monday through Friday.