Career Advice

How to Know When You Should Quit a Job

Table Mountain Employment 24 January, 2019

Losing a job is a traumatizing event for most people. They would rather do anything other than be unemployed. However, sometimes, you might find yourself in a position in which you must initiate the job loss. Are there ever good times to quit a job?

Should You Ever Quit Your Job?

Yes! A job is an integral part of your life. It can affect your mental and physical health as well as your home life. If there are situations at work which are deteriorating your quality of life, you may find yourself needing to make the tough decision about quitting. We naturally hate the word quitting, because it seems to many people to mean failure. The truth, though, is that sometimes quitting a job is a path to greater success.

When Should You Quit a Job?

Your reasons for quitting a job will be very personal to you. However, there are some basic guidelines. If the job is continuously putting your health in danger, compromising your mental health or interfering with other aspects of your life, you may want to consider quitting. In situations where abuses are taking place and going unchecked, quitting is probably a good option for you.

How to Make It A Success Rather Than A Failure

In order for this life event to be a success rather than a failure, you need to remember why you are quitting the job. Keep this in mind when you start to doubt your decision. It is also important to have a plan in place of how you will pursue your next job. You can’t just float about with no plan in mind.

If you have been intimidated by the thought of quitting your job, re-evaluate your reasons. If they are good solid reasons that are going to lead to a more successful career down the road, then make your choice with confidence.