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How do you know exactly when to quit? Here are some possible reasons:
Your company has lost its purpose and you are no longer proud to be an employee. Quit as you will be doing both yourself and the company a favour.
Your relationship with your manager is damaged beyond repair. You have tried really hard to mend the relationship to no avail. Where possible, leave on good terms.
Your life situation has changed. Perhaps you just had a baby, and the work culture does not suit your new lifestyle. Or perhaps your aspirations have changed.
Your values are at odds with the company’s values and culture, or if you are being ethically challenged.
Whatever the issue, don’t stay in an organisation where your values or integrity are compromised.
For whatever reason, you have behaved improperly at work. Or you’ve burnt bridges with peers. Or developed the reputation of a loser. That reputation, once earned, is unlikely to change, so you might as well move on, whilst you have the opportunity.
Your stress level is so high at work that it affects your health and relationships. If you are feeling burnt-out, find out first if the demands of your job have increased with fewer resources.
You may just be drained out, in which case, it’s an issue of managing resources, not finding a new job.
You find yourself marginalised. Your manager, for reasons unbeknownst to you, treats you like an invisible person, not including you in important consultations or decisions.
Don’t do anything until you talk to your boss to find out what’s going on. Your boss may also be silently urging you to leave, so if that’s the case, maybe you need to take the hint.
You’ve stopped having fun at work. Find out the real reason you dread going to work. Is it boredom? Lack of challenge? Or have you changed?
Don’t leave just because you are bored. Try re-inventing your role. Leaving should be your last resort. But if you still cannot rediscover your love for the job, quit!
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Roshan is the founder and CEO of the Leaderonomics Group. He believes that everyone can be a leader and make a dent in the universe, in their own special ways. Connect with Roshan on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for more insights into business, personal development and leadership. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.