Considering whether to leave a job or not is certainly a big decision. You need to give it a lot of thought and planning and look at all of your options. When should you start thinking about moving on? Here are a few reasons why it may be time to leave.
1. Conflicts with coworkers or supervisor
From time to time, everyone has disagreements, and this is certainly no reason to leave a job. But some conflicts are more serious and intractable than others. It could be simply that you have a supervisor that is not very good at his job. He or she does not give you very much feedback, is hard to meet with, is not very clear about job expectations, for example.
It could be even worse. You could have a supervisor who has unrealistic expectations, flies off the handle, runs things like a petty dictator and takes credit for work his staff does.
These are all good reasons to lead you to consider another job. Before you do, however, you should see what you can do about correcting the situation. If, for example, the problem is a lack of communication, you should certainly meet with your supervisor to discuss the situation before packing your bags.
There could be factors involved that you are not aware of – pressures your supervisor is getting from his superiors or personal problems. Before quitting, you need to try and work things out. Only after making attempts to correct the situation and those attempts have yielded no results should you think about leaving.
2. The job is a dead end
You have been in your current job for a number of years and things have become routine. You are basically just going through the motions. There is no challenge. You don’t see any opportunities for advancement or professional development. This is a strong signal that it is time for a change.
But, again, before simply folding up the tent, think about what you can do to change the situation. For example, can you transfer to another department, take on new projects? Would additional training help you to advance?
3. The job is overwhelming
This is a situation where you have too much to do and cannot keep up. The expectations are simply way too high. You are practically living at work to keep up. You are stressed out and experiencing signs of burnout.
Obviously, this is a situation that has to be changed. Again, you should first check to see if you can make changes at your current place of employment. Offloading some of your workload to others, for example, or restructuring your job responsibilities.
If there is nothing you can do to improve the situation, it is definitely better to leave than experience health problems because of the stress.
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