In these age of limited job openings and high unemployment rate, quitting a job would be the farthest thing from most employees’ minds. But if you have valid reasons, quitting is not a bad thing. In fact, it could even open new doors for you. After all, we work to live and not live to work. If a job has negatively affected you physically and emotionally, I think it is time to go.
There are many good reasons to quit a job, some are just passing thoughts but some involve legitimate concerns that need to be addressed. If the following work-related issues have been bugging you for the longest time, resigning might be the best option for you.
Your current salary cannot support you. We work to earn a living. If your pay barely make ends meet, it is a good idea to start looking for better opportunities elsewhere.
You are on a dead-end job where there is little or no chance of progressing and succeeding into a higher paid position.
The company you work for has poor management and enforces unfair company policies. If a company do not have its employees’ best interest at heart, it is time to move on.
You feel taken for granted and your good performance is not being complimented. Every employee needs a pat on the back once in a while to feel that he is valued and appreciated by the company.
The company is falling apart and may go under anytime. Its not your obligation to go under with it in the name of loyalty. Start checking out online job listings as soon as you heard news like these.
You don’t get along with a co-worker and it has affected you in performing your tasks. If it is because you have attitude problems, you may eventually get sacked anyway so it is in your best interest to just resign. If it’s your co-worker being nasty, for how long can you handle the animosity? The decision is yours.
You can’t handle the stress at work and it has affected your health. Leave. No job is worth it as far as health and well-being is concerned.
You are looking to embark on a different career path or venture into your own business but the job you have now is holding you back from your goals. I say follow your dreams.
You were offered a better employment elsewhere with higher pay rate and more attractive benefits package. Check out the company first and if you find it satisfactory, grab the opportunity.
You simply hate your job and it offers no redeeming value whatsoever. Some people hate their jobs to the core but they can tolerate it because of the high pay or the nice people they work with. But if you can’t derive any satisfaction on your current job, leave and look for one that will put a smile on your face.
Remember that when quitting a job, the only person you have to justify your decision to is yourself.