Knowing when to quit a job

When you have a regular job and a regular salary, it’s a difficult thing to quit. Sometimes, though, the job just isn’t worth it. Knowing when to call it quits at work can be a really important skill – at what point are you just ramming your head against the wall or beating a dead horse? Here are some signs:

You don’t fit in with the culture. Sometime not agreeing with the corporate culture can just make promotion and advancement difficult; sometimes it’s actually a bigger problem. If you ethically or morally don’t agree with the corporate culture in the company, that’s usually a good sign it’s time to call it quits.

Your work is actually affecting your health. If your job stresses you out to the point that you begin experiencing health problems, you should definitely seek another job. Sometimes it might be ulcers, exacerbation of chronic conditions, deepening depression, or worsening anxiety. Whatever the problem, if you start to realize that your health is in decline and that your job is at fault, that definitely means it’s time to seek out another source of employment. After all, you don’t have to work in a post office to go postal.

Related book:

MBA 2.0: Things You Won’t Learn in Business School

Can Akdeniz

Can Akdeniz is the author of seven books and founder of Business Hacker, a popular business blog. His books such as Go Nuts, Cool Boss, Happy Company and MBA 2.0 have changed how people think about business, productivity and work.