A couple of bad days are inevitable and sometimes even necessary in any professionals career. However, if in your frustration you’re adamant that it’s time to quit, here are a few bad reasons to quit your job.
You’re feeling overworked
On top of the deadline you have to meet, you’ve also got a pile of documents you must sit through. Not forgetting the in between meetings you must prepare for. A huge workload can often leave you feeling overwhelmed which can quickly lead to stress and job dissatisfaction.
Take into consideration whether overtime the workload will become more manageable. If you find it’s not the case, talk to your manager about changing your deadlines and adjusting your workload.
You’re having a bad day
Bad days are part and parcel of any job. Even an innocent waking-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed can turn into a dreadful day. Bad days can even stretch into bad weeks or month.
But when the only reason you’re considering a career is because you’re feeling frumpy, think about all the other good days you’ve had. Also consider whether the things that made them enjoyable are still there.
You may feel like your full potential in your current role isn’t being tapped into and that your work has become redundant and tedious. But is this reason enough to look for a new job?
If there’s still room for growth in your company, talk to your manager about taking on new responsibilities. You can also search for ways to be promoted or sign up for extra training.
You dislike your colleagues
Slackers, oversharers, complainers – the list is endless. And because over your lifetime you’ll spend approximately 90 000 hours at work , you’re bound to work with annoying colleagues who’ll rub you off the wrong way.
Your friends go on about how much they love their jobs or that they’ve received a pay rise. But do they tell you about the downside: late nights, early mornings, increased workload or the added stress?
Every workplace has its ups and downs – the reason why you can’t compare your job to the people around you. Next time you consider leaving your job, make sure it’s not to keep up with your peers.