Video:How to Know When It's Time to Quit Your Jobwith Louis Obioha
A job is not a chore and should inspire a "can do" attitude. If your job is becoming a burden or inhibiting your goals, check out some tell-tale signs that it may be time to quit your job.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Know When It's Time to Quit Your JobHi, this is Louis Obioha with About.com The ultimate goal in education is to find reciprocation of dealing with countless books, teachers, assignments, etc. in finding a career that you can wake up to every morning with a smile on your face. However, what happens when your career no longer makes you happy? It starts to become a burden, takes away from sleep, steals personal time away from your family, and ultimately makes you upset with your life. When your experiencing all of the above, it may just be time to quit your job.
Jobs are Not ChoresOne of the first signs that you should quit your job is dreading going to work. Waking up for work should be a joy not a chore. Please do not mistake laziness for hate. There's a difference between feeling tired and feeling drained. You did not spend four years of hard work in college just to be unhappy for the rest of your life. If you wake up without a “can do” attitude but a “I hate my life” attitude, it's time to move on.
A Job Should be Engaging and ChallengingAnother sign that it's time to move on is the inability to be challenged. Sure, we all have down time at work. There may even be days where there is just flat out nothing to do but to create work for your self. However, if your laying your head on your desk in boredom everyday, stuck in the same position for years, or have had trouble moving up the ladder even after years of hard service it may be time to switch companies.
Life Outside of the Job Should Always be in BalanceIf you’re a working parent you know the importance of balancing family and work. But there is a very fine line between working overtime and being taken advantage of. There is no career worth missing out on your child's life. If your career is forcing you to miss out on your child's growth or on personal family time then you may want to seek a less demanding career opportunity.
Respect and Appreciation Should be a Part of the JobThe final sign that it may be time to quit may be the most obvious. Employers tend to be very kind to their newly hired employees. However, if you find that your boss is no longer treating you with respect but rather as if you are a “lacky” then it's time to find an employer that treats you with the respect that you deserve. There is no room for disrespect in the work environment. Keeping it classy is imperative. In order to obtain your dream job you must put in the work. However, every dream should not be a nightmare and finding the right career is imperative to happiness.
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