5 Signs It May Be Time To Resign
I get it. The pressure of everyday living can keep you strapped to your job. Even though it feels like a ball-and-chain, there doesn’t seem to be a better option. Mortage/rental payments, maintenance costs, food, clothing, insurance, fuel, and all other monthly obligations require a constant source of revenue. It’s a simple fact of modern life that a consistent stream of cash coming in is vital, but when is it okay to ditch the current situation for something better? Here are five good reasons to resign.
1. A genuine hatred for the job
It may sound like a no-brainer, but if you wake up in the morning and despise everything there is about going to work, then you need to leave. No job is perfect, but there is no reason for anyone to spend 30-50 hours doing what they hate. You’re trading the minutes of your life for it, so if it sucks, move on.
2. The job is affecting your health
Yeah, this can happen and it goes without saying, if your health is being affected, it’s time to move on. If you feel unsafe while at work, then it is best to cut ties immediately and look elsewhere. It is not worth the time and energy. If it’s emotionally draining and unfulfilling, it’s also a sign to look elsewhere. Stress is one of the main concerns, leading to multiple health problems such as sleep problems, heart disease, weight issues, as well as several others.
3. More work for less money
People leave and do not get replaced, or you’re expecting to take on more work because “you’re part of a team.” Added responsibility should come with some reward. If a promotion or pay raise doesn’t materialize soon, ask for it. If it gets denied then consider taking a job elsewhere. Why should you be doing more work if it doesn’t benefit you?
4. You’ve mentally checked out
Doing the bare minimum shows that you don’t care. You’re tired, drained, not excited or driven, or just can’t be bothered anymore. It’s better to go for something that challenges you rather than succumbing to the tedious everyday affair. This is especially true if you’re current status in your company is stagnant despite your best efforts. No promotion, no hope for advancement. Search for something else immediately.
5. There’s just something better for you
Opportunities come and go, but it’s rare to see them for what they are until it has already passed. There’s no reason to be complacent and think that you’re in the best place possible right now. New challenges can be met elsewhere for higher pay or benefits. Perhaps a new exciting location or company. I kept my eyes open and an opportunity popped up that helped me break free. Look out for these opportunities and grab onto them with both hands before they move right on by.