Are you thinking about quitting your job but you don’t know if you are doing it for the right reasons? It is a tough decision to leave any job. You have security, a regular pay-check and of course, once you had your notice in, you can rarely change your mind. So when you do quit, you need to know you are doing it for the right reasons and you’ve made the right choice. If you have another job lined up, then these reasons will give you the push you need to make a move. If you haven’t started the job search yet, these examples will help you make dust your CV off and start the process. If you are doing any of these examples, then you need to think – Time to quit your job? Here’s when you know you got to go!

Time to quit your job? Here’s when you know you got to go!

1. You’ve lost passion for the role

You couldn’t give a rat’s ass if your boss has *another* fantastic project for you to work on. It will most likely be the same old rubbish that you have been asked to help with for the last five years.

2. You are miserable every morning 

“Oh god”… are the first two words that enter your head when you wake up each morning. Followed by … “it’s only (insert day of the week)”. This lasts until Friday morning when all you can do is count down the seconds until 5 pm.

3. 5 pm equals pub time 

You are the first to up and leave your desk at 5 pm so that you can get a much needed alcoholic beverage by 5.10pm. You may spend the evening with your colleagues, but they are like-minded colleagues who also hate their job as much as they love criticising everything about their job.

4. You hate your boss’s face 

If you have to see that face pop up from behind your computer screen one more time you might go ahead with “the plan”… Not that you ever tell anyone about “the plan”.  Even you know “the plan” is taking things a bit too far.

5. You walk down the train station stairs hoping that someone will accidentally push you over

You would rather be in pain and hospital than in your office. That would be a good day.

6. The pay you receive doesn’t pay the bills 

Sure you get asked out to parties and other social occasions, and if it’s free, you’ll be there. Otherwise, you’ll be at home contemplating how you can afford this month’s electricity bill. Your boss isn’t interested in your pay rise enquiries but is happy to talk you through his all-inclusive holiday to the Maldives.

7. You regularly ask yourself  ‘have my years of experience come to this?’

You are pretty sure your manager read your CV before they hired you. They should know what you can do to help them and the organisation, but no, they prefer to ignore all of your skills and instead ask you to spend all day stuffing envelops and making coffee.

8. You wonder when your boss is going to fire you 

You haven’t been ‘good’ at your job for years. You are always underperforming, and no one seems to notice. Surely someone is going to say something eventually? Maybe their not doing anything either. Maybe everyone secretly hates their job…?

9. You can’t remember the last time you were 100% healthy 

Nights are spent stressing about the following day and checking your blackberry for emails. Coffee fuels the hours you spend at work, which seem to be increasing year on year. You are consistently run down, and you can’t remember the last time you went to the gym or spent time relaxing.

10. You think your family and friends might hate you more than you hate your job 

You’ve started to notice your friend’s eyes are glazing over while you are talking. Surely everyone hates their job? Shouldn’t they be able to relate to this? No…? Well the family have to put up with your moaning… oh, they’ve all left the room. Excellent. I’m shouting in an empty room.

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