If you’re going to leave, make sure you’re ready.
Recently, a considerable number of people began to think about their professional activities. Some have come to the conclusion that it’s time to drop everything and follow a dream, a calling, others have simply reconsidered their approach to the workflow, which can be established at home (rather than in the office). There are also those who are no longer satisfied with the salary due to higher prices or increased needs. Whatever the reason was at the forefront, it arose and made people think.
However, before taking such a responsible step and leaving work, it is worth at least analyzing the situation. At least in the simplest way – namely, to answer a few important questions that will help you make a decision and not regret it.
AM I BEING PAID ENOUGH?
The very first question on the agenda is, am I being fairly paid for everything I do? Perhaps, over time, when you have become more competent and experienced, your current salary has ceased to seem attractive to you. This is a completely normal phenomenon, natural. If you know that there are organizations somewhere that are willing to pay more than what you are currently receiving, dismissal will not be such a bad decision.
Also, pay attention to the additional benefits of your company. It can be health insurance, paid vacation, cash bonuses, and so on. Their presence is a big plus. Absence is a big minus.
DOES MY JOB CAUSE STRESS?
I must say that work can be one of the main sources of stress for completely different reasons – from conflicts with the team to burnout. If this is true, and work is negatively affecting many aspects of your life, from personal relationships to your ability to sleep well, you need to think about it. Perhaps slamming the door is a useful idea in this case.
HOW BUSY AM I?
If you work for wear and tear, fall off your feet after a hard day and understand that you are as exhausted as possible – this is not the most positive news. In fact, not at every job you have to kill yourself and give away the last resources. Somewhere people do it calmly, not in a hurry, and achieve great results. And somewhere, employees create the illusion of a useful action, if only the boss sees that they are working off their money. Take a look at your situation and think about how things are going for you.
WHAT WILL I LOSE IF I LEAVE MY JOB?
It is clear that you will lose the salary that you invariably received every month, but maybe there is something else? Think carefully and realize what exactly is at stake. Friendly relations with the work team? Corporate privileges or prestigious status? Are you ready to let it go?
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO IMPROVE MY POSITION AT WORK?
Think about whether you would stay in the workplace if you were paid more than now? If you were promoted up the career ladder or just given new powers? By answering this question, you will understand that it is still possible to fix, and not permanently burn bridges.
If it’s a matter of corporate culture, we believe it is unlikely to be adjusted for you. But if it is something that concerns you directly, then everything is possible. At least worth a try.
DO I HAVE A FINANCIAL AIRBAG IN CASE OF DISMISSAL?
We all know that many people live paycheck to paycheck. In their case, quitting a job to nowhere is a rather risky story. If you feel like you’re part of this category, consider an escape route. It could be a side job or looking for a new job.
If you prefer to take a break in your career, we advise you to save up some amount that will allow you to live and not worry about your daily expenses.