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3 Signs You Should Definitely Quit Your Job

By | Nathaniel Koloc |

So, you’ve recently realized that you and your current job just aren’t a great fit. But you’re not quite sure what to do with that realization. Should you quit? Tough it out and try to improve your situation? Coast for now so you can put your energy into finding something better?

These questions aren’t easy, and weighing their endless implications and consequences can be emotionally exhausting.

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Well, let me settle your mind a bit.

There are three situations in which you should definitely quit your job. Not necessarily right away—the details of how and when I’ll leave to you. But as for that nagging question of whether or not you should leave, this list will give you some peace of mind about that. If any of the following apply, you can start planning your exit strategy.

1. It Just Isn’t Sustainable

If you find yourself in a situation in which it is emotionally, physically, or mentally draining (or worse) for you even to show up to work, let alone get excited and perform at a high level—you need to leave. It might be due to unsupportive co-workers, an unattentive supervisor, a commute that is destroying all of your personal time, or an unfair workload that is impossible to handle. But whatever the cause, realize that professional development and confidence compound over time—so it’s critical to keep your career momentum moving, rather than getting stuck in a bad situation.

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