When to Call it Quits
Sometimes it’s better to quit a job than to stay on out of a sense of loyalty or to ensure you keep getting a weekly paycheck. Ironically, diligent and hardworking employees are the ones most likely to be taken advantage of by employers. Here are examples of when you should call it quits.
Your Boss is Emotionally Harassing You
Harassment at work can take many forms. Some bosses are simply grown up bullies. If your boss is constantly berating you, making you feel like a loser or criticizing you, there’s something seriously wrong with them. No boss should ever treat an employee like that. Your boss is unlikely to change, so the best thing you can do is to quit and move on.
There’s No Room For Advancement
If you’ve already gone as high in the company as you can, it’s time to make a move elsewhere. Staying too long in a stagnant position doesn’t look good to prospective employers. As soon as you’ve mastered your job and feel ready to meet new challenges, it’s time to hand in your letter or resignation.
The Company’s Going Out of Business
If the company is showing signs of going out of business, don’t hang around to see what happens. You’ll be left with no job, and a big gap in your employment that will be hard to explain to a prospective employer. Pay attention to rumors that the company is going out of business, then try to look for signs it might be true. If it is, start looking for other employment right away so you don’t arrive to work one morning and find yourself without a job.
Remember, a job is just a job. You aren’t required to stay if it’s hurting your health, your career or your future prospects. If any of these situations is happening, it’s time to call it quits.