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Most people have contemplated quitting their job on more than one occasion. It is a part of a person’s character and makeup to feel that their current job is not working for them. Unfortunately, most people will hang on to their job feeling that they will never get another one and lose out on a new opportunity that could be waiting in the wings. With the current job market slim and cut backs part of a business’s agenda it is harder than ever for someone to decide if there truly is a right reason to quit.
There are some very good reasons, however, to quit your job now instead of waiting for the right moment.
• Stress – While stressful situations come along with a job, feeling stressed or full of anxiety each day can be a sure sign that this job is not working for you. Your health must come first and if your job is literally making you sick it may be time to leave.
• Boredom – There is nothing worse than watching a clock all day long. If you find that you are bored or not being challenged at work you may want to consider taking on something a bit more challenging. Believe it or not watching a clock can actually bring with it health problems due to stress.
• Your Boss – If no matter what you do you cannot seem to please your boss you can first try initiating a meeting. Sometimes talking things out can clear the air and start a new relationship for you. If this does not work you should consider finding a job more rewarding, with a boss that appreciates the effort you put in. Keep in mind, however, that your boss may be just as stressed as you and his or her actions are simply nothing personal.
• Budget – With prices raising some people who are stuck in dead end jobs and are finding that no matter how much they cut back, they cannot make ends meet. You could ask for a raise but if that doesn’t work, consider taking up a new trade. Once you have completed the schooling you can quit your job and start a new one with a higher salary.
• Responsibility – It is true that the more someone can count on you the more work they expect you to complete. If you find that you are often asked to do extra work assignments while others are not then you may want to consider a job where you are rewarded instead of handed someone else’s work. However, being handed more work may also mean you are highly valued – if you don’t feel as if you are being fairly compensated, talk with management.
• Don’t like your job – Many people end up in jobs that have nothing to do with anything they are interested in. If you are in such a job and now find that you want to do something else with your life you may want to consider leaving before you become resentful of missed opportunities.
If you are tired of waking up each day and saying to yourself I do not want to go to work, it may be time to consider some changes. While no job is ever perfect your job can be something you enjoy. Take the time to figure out what it is you want to do. Be true to you and pursue it. If you need to go back to school and learn a new trade or earn your degree then do it. It is not as hard as it sounds. What is hard is facing the fact thirty years on the job, that you have wasted your life doing something you never enjoyed. Not only have you suffered, but so has your family. Fear keeps many people trapped in their present job. By having the confidence in yourself and your worth you can open the door to new opportunities.