Quitting your job may be one of the most difficult decisions you have to make as an adult. You’ve been at your old job for awhile, and you’re comfortable, your pay cheque comes in at the end of every month, the whole she-bang. Why bother trying to sink your teeth into something new? The whole hassle of learning how things work in a new environment, fostering allies and trying to figure out the best commute without having to wait for three MRT trains to pass before you can actually board may actually be worth all the hassle.
I may not be an HR expert, as you may already know, I quit my job in the last couple of months for this new role at Sassy Singapore and I wish I had found this job much, much sooner. Here are some reasons for you to take the leap if you’ve been toying about moving to something new…
QUIT YOUR JOB IF… YOU HATE THE WORK
There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning and dreading going to work. Sure, everybody has those days when you want to stay in bed a little longer, but if that sinking feeling in your stomach is always there, it’s time to do something about it. What was the point of putting your name to something that you’re not proud of, and that you don’t love? If you hate what you do, leave.
QUIT YOUR JOB IF… YOU DON’T WANT THE JOB YOUR BOSS HAS
I never wanted my old boss’ job. I loved my old job when I first started working, and in the time I was there, I tried to change what I could with what I had and I liked the product I had created… until I didn’t like it anymore. If you’re staying put in your current job because of career advancement and yet you don’t want your boss’ job, get out of there.
QUIT YOUR JOB IF… YOU’RE STAYING FOR LOYALTY’S SAKE
I am fiercely loyal; unabashedly unfalteringly so. I blame my stars, really, but you shouldn’t stay at a job because you’re loyal to the company or the people that you work with. While we all like to believe that we live in the world where humans actually care for other people, you need to realise that the harsh truth is nobody has your back other than the people you can truly call family. Don’t get left behind because you’re the weakest link.
QUIT YOUR JOB IF… YOUR DUTIES HAVE INCREASED BUT YOUR PAY HASN’T
Your pay cannot be the same from Day 1 to Day 400, duh. Sometimes increase in workload without a pay raise may be due to downsizing, and sometimes it’s just management taking advantage of you. Either way, it might be time to pursue options that compensate you fairly.
QUIT YOUR JOB IF… YOU WAKE UP DREADING THE DAY
All I looked forward to for the first ten months of the year was going to the gym, because going to the gym would mark the end of one work day, and yes I still look forward to the gym, but it’s only so that I can get a booty that defies gravity.
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