You have probably often fantasized about the day you quit – what you would say to your boss, the smug smile you would give your co-workers when you leave, that huge feeling relief as you walk out the door one last time. For some of us, that’s just a fantasy on a bad day, but for others, it is a sign that really is time to quit your jobs.
Here are a few things to consider when contemplating quitting. First, examine what are your reasonings for quitting. Are you bored and feeling underutilized? Do you have a difficult relationship with your boss or a co-worker? Is the company making changes and it’s causing some uneasy feelings about the future? Be honest with yourself about why you want to leave and see if it’s something you can change. If you and a co-worker are not getting along, then maybe you ask to be switched to a different project. Also, determine if it’s just the job or if you are in the wrong career? Could you do the same job but at a different company. It may be time for a career transition and doing the same job somewhere will yield similar results.