When to Walk Away From Your Job
When to Walk Away From Your Job

At some point in life, it hits us that we need to start and re-strategize again even when you don’t want it but you need to. You may wonder when this is the best timing.

After a comprehensive research involving more than 34 Million workers it came out that there are factors that are likely to make you resign and when to do so, this is why.  

Something very interesting is that, most workers, begin showing signs they’re dissatisfied and itching to move on nine months before they hand in their notice. From this point forward, employee engagement, loyalty and happiness all begin to wane until an employee ultimately leaves.

But how exactly do you decide when it is time that you are frustrated enough. Here are the four factors for you to know that the current job has become a problem and needs you to walk away.  

No New Challenges.

From research it turns out that people don’t mind a full workload or even encountering new challenges in a work environment. Most employees thrive off of it, provided the assignments they’re tasked with don’t bore them and they are achievable.

If the work is too easy, no new challenges, no learning opportunities and doesn’t spark interest it is time for you to move on for the sake of your personal growth and consider moving to an organisation that sufficiently challenging environment.  

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According to the Bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch once told CNBC Make It that before you put in your two-weeks’ notice, you should ask yourself, “When was the last time I did something at work for the first time?” If you can’t think of a recent example, “you’re stuck in the kind of job I call a ‘velvet coffin’ — comfortable, but deadly to your brain and spirit, not to mention your career,” Welch says.

Our sense of accomplishment is essential to a healthy, rewarding work experience, If we don’t feel pride and forward momentum in the projects we tackle and our own development, we can end up becoming less creative, productive and engaged in our work. And that, of course, can further damage our chances at landing the opportunities and roles we do want.

No Pay Increase

Something that adds up to a personal sense of accomplishment, most of the workers don’t feel that they are recognised and appreciated most companies typically do that through compensation — pay, bonuses and benefits, or performance-related accolades.

After mathematical calculations and it feels that the work you do doesn’t match the effort put in, if it doesn’t it is high time to move on to an organisation that gives you an opportunity to reward your efforts effectively.  

Money alone isn’t the biggest indicator it might be time to leave. While feeling underpaid is frustrating, not being able to have well-informed or constructive discussions with a manager regarding earnings is actually a bigger red flag. If your manger isn’t willing to have this discussion, Walk away.

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Your manager doesn’t support you

According to a statement that goes around in LinkedIn it states ‘People don’t leave companies but bad bosses.’ Bad Managers can make you miserable even far worse than your colleagues

Most cases of resignation happen because its managers who fail to provide their staff with the support necessary to complete their work.

Just as an inability to communicate about pay indicates deeper problems between a worker and manager, a lack of support can have the same affect. Great managers empower their employees and help them to achieve more without relying on outdated methods of reward and punishment. Managers need to function as more than just taskmasters.

If your boss is always lecturing or simply handing down instructions, doesn’t value your insights or expertise, and doesn’t treat you with respect, equality and empathy, it is likely time to walk.

You don’t see a path for growth

Most of the individuals tend to focus on the pay check, however it is also important to ask if the current job will take you to your next dream job or connect you to the right clients that you want to get in your next venture or your business.

If a role isn’t helping us to personally develop or advance our careers, it is likely time to move on, says Welch.

That feeling pigeon-holed in your current role without a clear path for advancement was the biggest signal that it’s time to move on.


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