So, you’re at work and everyday feels like a raining Monday. You move slowly through the office and you’re literally living for the weekend. The work you do has purpose and meaning and there are even times when you enjoy the work. Alas, you know, deep down inside, that this is not “it” for you but you just can’t seem to say good-bye. Oh what a tangled quagmire we weave when we don’t practice when to leave… If this sounds like you then read on my friends. Today we will discuss when to leave your job.

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

 

First of all, we must get to the root of your feelings about your job. You must be clear on what you feel and why. It’s best to make a list of the pros and cons of your current place of employment. Next to each pro and each con write down how it makes you feel. Count each pro and con and see which holds more weight.

Secondly, review your life goals. You did write them down, right? Okay, if you never put your career goals on paper now is a great time to make that happen. Ask yourself, “is this job helping me achieve my career goals or not?” Begin to make decisions to leave your job or not based on this answer.

Finally, how do you mentally, physically and emotionally respond to being at work? If the feelings are negative but this job is in line with your career goals/ life purpose then find a way to adjust. If the writing is on the wall and it’s time to Get Out of the sunken place then plan your escape. Whatever you decide be smart about your decision. Be sure to have money in the bank and hustle in your heart.

In conclusion, life really is too short to be unhappy. If you are still struggling with the decision to leave your job check out this article from Thebalance.com on The Signs Its Time To Quit Your Job.  If you have a testimony, comment or questions about this subject please post in the comments section below.

4 Comments on Work Fight or Flight: When To Leave Your Job & When to Stay

  1. Kanani Stone
    August 11, 2017 at 12:30 PM (3 months ago)

    I’ve been dealing with back and forth in my mind about my job for the past few months. I’m just over it and even the money isn’t enough to keep me motivated. I’m holding on in there for now so as not to make a rash decision and my work history there looks great as I’m applying for home ownership.

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    • Tiffany Bacon
      August 17, 2017 at 10:07 AM (3 months ago)

      That’s awesome but remember not to stay in that place of limbo/ faux motivation for too long. You will be angry with yourself in the end. Thank you for your comment.

      Reply
  2. Jo
    August 11, 2017 at 1:49 PM (3 months ago)

    This! For a while, I’ve been battling this. I want to grow career-wise and it’s taking soooooo long. I’m doing what I can, but still looking in the meantime.

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    • Tiffany Bacon
      August 17, 2017 at 10:05 AM (3 months ago)

      Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, it is difficult to make that choice. Ultimately you have to remind yourself of your goals and make choices that get you closer to those goals. All the best!

      Reply

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