10 Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job

Nobody likes painful break-ups, but every once in a while you know that it’s in your best interest to end it (cue Boys II Men). If you’ve been unhappy at work and you’ve tried to make it better to no avail, it might be time to move on. Here are ten signs it’s time to quit your job.

1. You don’t like the person you have become by being there
If everyone from your buddies to your dog can’t stand you these days, it’s time to say farewell.

2. You have to compromise your values to do the job
OK, so you’re probably not committing mob hits or anything – but if you feel a bit slimy at the end of the day, it’s time to move on. 

3. Stress is getting the best of you – and making you sick
Don’t wait until you have an ulcer. Trust us on this one. 

4. You know that you’re creating tension in the office and it’s bringing the team down
Let’s face it – no one wants to turn into the “Office [Expletive]” 

5. You’re bored – you need to be challenged and it’s not an option where you are now
Your job shouldn’t be a snoozefest. Unless you do sleep studies for a living… then by all means, snooze away. 

6. You’re under-performing, know you are capable of more, but don’t care
Tip: When your boss asks why you haven’t accomplished your tasks, “YOLO!” isn’t an acceptable response.

7. You don’t fit in or feel like you belong there
Nothing is worse than feeling like you don’t belong (cue Jr. High lunchroom flashbacks). If you’re feeling this way, it’s time to move on! 

8. You don’t believe in the work that you’re doing (or the way that it’s done)
If your company’s penchant for filing in reverse chronological order is making you want to punch walls, it’s time to part ways. 

9. You feel like your work and your life are on different planets
Unless you’re an astronaut. If you’re an astronaut, we hope your work and life are on different plants, because if not, you’d probably be an alien. Wait, what? Nevermind.

10. Nothing’s really wrong, you just have this nagging gut feeling like it’s time to move on and grow
It’s not you, it’s me. I promise. 

If you identified with any of these statements, now’s a perfect time to take a step back and get clear about what you really want. What kind of work would you love to do? What type of work environment would be ideal for you? What are you naturally talented at?

If you’re going to quit, why not make sure your next job is the perfect fit?

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