Thinking of Quitting Your Job?
You did an amazing job on your job search. You put together a great resume, got the interview, and got the job of your dreams! Only now that you’re there, you kind of hate it. Before you run in waving a letter of resignation there are a few things you should consider.
Check your attitude
Before deciding to leave your job, you need to check in with your attitude.
Is your attitude about work being influenced by things in your persona life? Do your co-workers have contagiously poor attitudes? Have you been getting enough rest?
Those things might not sound like they pertain too much to your job, but external factors can have a huge influence on how we perceive what’s going on day to day. You don’t want to leave your job only to realize the real problem was chronic sleepiness! Make sure you differentiate between the job and the rest of your life before you throw the baby out with the bathwater.
What about the perks?
Have you been taking advantage of the perks of your current job? Like does your insurance cover massages for instance? What about vacation time? Could it be that you simply need to take a break? Are there other perks like free coffee and snacks in the lunch room?
Before you decide to leave you need to consider all the reasons you might want to stay, like the perks!
Is the job the real problem?
Is the problem your job or only part of it? Is the real issue an annoying coworker? A faulty printer? Simply a few issues that can be resolved with better communication?
If you actually like the job and there are only some things you don’t like then maybe you should try working them out before making any rash decisions. Don’t jump the ship unless it’s actually doomed to sink! As the Titanic taught us, the open ocean isn’t so hospitable either.
If after serious thought and weighing of pros and cons you still think leaving is the
best decision, then leave. That’s okay! Just make sure you leave on amicable terms. Ideally, your old boss should be a good reference contact for future jobs.