At this time when many are either taking pay cuts or being laid off, most of us would try to hang on to the job we have- justifying that it’s better than nothing. But I know of some who have taken the courage to quit their job despite the pandemic saying staying on simply isn’t worth it. Here’s my list of 5 reasons to quit your job.
1. You don’t like your job
Some people land the job they actually don’t want because they simply don’t have a choice. This is usually true for fresh grads who are looking to do something already after college so they can earn their own money and make themselves feel productive. But if you find out that the job isn’t for you, then quit as soon as you can or as soon as you find new work. There’s no point in making yourself suffer for a job which you know you will never ever grow to like.
2. You have issues with your direct supervisor
If your beef is with your direct supervisor, then leave as fast as you can! Such a supervisor can make things hell for you- from making sure you churn out work which he or she will never appreciate or taking credit for the work you do. And remember, like it or not, they are the ones evaluating and recommending if you get that promotion or raise!
3. You have issues with your co-workers and/or the HR head
When people around you do not seem to contribute anymore to your productivity and well-being and they feel the same way about you, time to get out. Though officemates may never end up as friends, it’s still better to get along with them so each working day can be less stressful.
4. You aren’t paid well enough or the benefits are crappy
Yeah, you can say that it’s not about the money. But at the end of the day, you still need to pay the bills while allowing some comfort for yourself. Plus, if the benefits are to the barest of minimum, time to think if there’s something better out there for you.
5. The commute is stressful
Yes, most of us are now working from home. But post-pandemic, and you are required to return physically to your office, consider where you work. Is the location accessible? Would the site require you to take Grab everyday? Is it safe? If you have to sacrifice easy transport or safety to get to your workplace where the actual work happens, then time to quit!
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