Quitting a job can actually be something good. Of course, as for every decision you make there are good and bad reasons for it. While sometimes it might be a good decision to stick it out for a little longer these 13 good reasons to quit your job might be your sign to change something. However, please make a decision to leave your job either with a contingency plan in mind or after evaluating all your options.
1. You Found a New Job
The first and one of the best of the 13 good reasons to quit your job is when you find a new job that better suits your current needs. Don’t be afraid to quit if a new opportunity has come up.
2. You Hate Your Job
If you hate getting up every morning and dread going to work it might be time for a change. If you truly hate your job and you know it’s not just a phase, try to find something else that better fits you.
3. Health Reasons
Your mental and physical well-being is incredibly important. If one or both are impacted by your current job it is time to quit and move on. Talk to your support system about the next steps and figure out if you can simply switch jobs or if you need some time off to deal with your current mental and/or physical challenges.
4. Difficult Work Environment
Don’t stay in a toxic work environment. If other employees or the management make it difficult for you to do your job, the first step is to talk to them, if that doesn’t solve the problems it’s time to quit and move on.
5. Schedules and Hours
Sometimes your work schedules and hours don’t align with the priorities in your life anymore and that’s ok. Try to fix the issues with your current employer, but don’t be afraid about quitting if it doesn’t work out. You are not supposed to be working over hours every day and your company should not expect you to.
6. Going Back to School
Wanting to educate yourself is always a good reason to quit yourself. Maybe you want to start your master’s degree to further grow personally and professionally. A good employer accepts this reason and they might even see you as a future asset.
7. Career Change
Sometimes you need to work in a job to realize it’s not the right job for you. The wish to change your career is a very valid reason to quit your current job.
Not every job can be done from anywhere in the world. If you want to move to another city, country or start to live the countryside life and it’s not doable with your current job, it’s time to look for something new. Your job shouldn’t keep you somewhere where you aren’t happy.
9. You Got a Permanent Position
Way too many companies don’t give their employees permanent positions immediately and as such, it is a good reason to quit if another company makes you the offer. It’s not selfish to want the safety of a permanent decision.
10. Your Work Ethic and Values Do Not Align
If you realize that your work ethic and value system do not align with your current employer’s ethic and value system it is a good reason to quit. You spent a minimum of 8 hours a day working for this company, so you should be able to work there with a clear conscience.
11. No Room for Growth Financially and Professionally
If you have been in a company for 1 year or more and you realize that there aren’t any more opportunities for you to grow financially and/or professionally it’s a good reason to quit. If you want to evolve in both of these areas and it’s not possible where you currently are then it’s not the right fit.
12. You Don’t Get Along With Your Boss
Some people might not see this as a good reason, but your colleagues, management, or boss can make or break your experience. If you have to work with your superior or boss on a daily basis and you simply do not get along it’s ok to look for something else. Read this article if you want to know how you can recognize a good boss.
13. What Your Gut Tells You
This might sound weird to some, but your gut feelings are valid sometimes they know something before you have the proof. Listen to yourself and your feelings. Sure, making decisions solemnly based on your gut feelings might not be the best, but if you have two similar options, it’s good to listen to your gut feeling.
And if you need some advice for your first day of work, check out Hannah’s article 5 Important Things to Check Before Your First Day of Work or check out my article 17 Tips for the Start of Your Career I Wish My Younger Self Knew.
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