Quitting your job is a big decision (obviously). While sometimes you may choose to leave in the heat of the moment, usually it’s a long time coming. Because you’re leaving what you know, it may seem easier to stay and tough it out. If you notice these five red flags, it’s probably time to quit your job.
Every day is the same
It’s a good feeling when you’re settled into your role. You know what you’re going to do day after day. Until you realize you miss being challenged. Suddenly, that comfortable space looks more like a rut and you aren’t learning any new skills. Even worse, you aren’t being presented with opportunities for growth.
Your salary isn’t moving
In addition to the basic cost of living boosts, you should see your salary increase based on your work. When you take on more responsibilities and perform well, your employer should take notice and compensate you fairly. If this isn’t the case, it might be time to find someone who will. Never forget there are always companies who will pay you what you’re worth.
There’s no room to grow
As a professional, you want to experience growth in your career. Your plan for development is important and should be a conversation you have with your supervisor. Too often, this doesn’t happen. Either there’s nowhere for you to go or your manager isn’t interested in helping you advance. Knowing where you can go is crucial, and if you know the path ends at a wall, you might need a new road.
Your values don’t align
Sometimes the “best” job in the world might be a challenge for you if your values don’t align with those of the company. Some disconnect can be overcame, but if what matters to you at your core doesn’t mesh with the company, every day will be a struggle. It’s important to determine what’s important to you and pursue that in a role.
The company culture feels toxic
You may have a clear trajectory to the top of a company with a salary that matches, but if the company culture is toxic, is the advancement worth it? When you’re feeling drained just being at work, it might be time to find a workplace with a more positive environment.
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