While you may be contemplating whether or not it is time to remove yourself from a position and move on to other/greater things, you are most likely working about the financial aspect as well. Many of us stay with a job we hate in hopes that it will get better, and well, we got bills to pay. But how do you know when it’s time to move on? Here is a list of 20 questions to ask yourself and ideas that should help you decide so that whatever decisions you make will be the best one for you personally and professionally.
- Are you able to utilize the skills you already possess or have you had to set them aside to focus on things you’re less passionate and skillful at?
- Does the company you work for support a life/work balance?
- Is there room to grow and move up within the organization?
- Are you well received and respected by the people you work with?
- Have you been turned down for more than two job promotions with little to no explanation?
- Do you feel like an outcast, or do you fit in well amongst your co-workers and get along with the majority of people you work with?
- Does your boss empower you or make you feel small and incapable of simple tasks?
- Are you overqualified for the position you feel stuck in, or does the position challenge you enough to help you feel as though you are overcoming hurdles and experiences breakthroughs?
- Is the company you work for financially stable, or are they strategizing significant budget cuts that affect your pay and confidence in long-term employment?
- Have you been asked to do something unethical or against your moral principles?
- Do you honestly enjoy the work you do and feel as though you are contributing to a purposeful mission?
- Does your boss treat you fairly, or do you feel violated, harassed regularly, or praise other people frequently, making you feel belittled and overlooked?
- When you go to sleep at night, do you dread having to wake up in the morning and go to work?
- Is there any flexibility in case you need a day off without having to let your boss know two weeks in advance?
- Is this job affecting your personal life and relationships?
- Does your current position align with your goals and life objectives?
- Are you learning new skills or just going through the motions?
- Have you begun to feel moody, depressed, and dealing with a massive loss of sleep?
- Were you assigned more responsibilities, but you’re not being compensated for an increase in pay?
- Do your talents go unseen, undermined, or ignored?
Reflect on your answers and come to a conclusion before you resign and move on to something a whole lot better I do recommend you taking a day or two off to break up your regular routine and think clearly about what you want to do next. If you are looking to resign, use this time to go on interviews or put a project in turbo mode. Don’t stress about the financial aspect of your situation; you can adjust and make up for it.
Right now, it would help if you thought about your well-being and your overall happiness. Don’t forget that you have one life to live and how you choose to live is entirely up to you. No job is worth your misery. A terrible boss should never get the best of you and your time. Time is something we will not get back, so we all must spend it the best we can, doing the things we love surrounded by the ones who build us up, not break up down.
Get em, tiger. The world is waiting for you to be bold, be brave, and live the life you were born to live.