I’m gonna start with a disclaimer: I don’t think everybody should quit their job to follow their passion. However, there are a few tell-tale signs you should quit your toxic job immediately.
That’s what we’re gonna talk about in this blog.
I’m gonna preface this video by saying that I don’t believe in doing things I don’t want to do.
My life so far has been designed in a way that I can do whatever I want. I say no when I want to. I put myself first relentlessly.
But I am also in favour of taking responsibility for your decisions and making the most of something.
While I was working part time to support me growing my first business, I knew it wasn’t perfect.
But I also knew that even though it wasn’t my soul’s desire, it was serving a purpose.
If you are thinking about quitting a comfortable but boring job BUT you don’t have a plan? Maybe think twice about quitting.
You can focus on things outside of work without burning every professional bridge you’ve ever made. Then maybe quit further down the road.
However, there are a few signs that it is absolutely time to quit your toxic job ASAP.
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5 signs you should quit your job ASAP
#1 People are openly bullying or harassing you
This is not even a question.
Life is too short to put up with blatantly toxic workplaces.
If you have set high standards, set better boundaries, asked other colleagues for help and nothing has changed, it’s time to quit.
You’re not making it up. You’re not over-reacting.
You don’t have to put up with it just because you’re being paid.
#2 Your boss values work over your mental or physical health
I have a great story about this and by great, I mean terrible.
I was in a part-time job back in the day. And my coworker had a really terrible tooth ache.
The dentist upstairs squeezed her in and was like, well, I can just take this out for you now. And then you need to go home.
And the boss said no. But eventually agreed to let her go upstairs and get a tooth taken out. And the dentist said, Hey, please go sit still biting down on this for 20 minutes.
Boss comes upstairs, finds her sitting there with gauze in her mouth. She said, you have to go back to work now. AND you have to apply for 20 minutes of sick leave to cover this.
So she went back downstairs at the front desk and was literally bleeding onto her computer. People were coming in like, do you know that you’re bleeding?
Quit. Just run.
No amount of money is worth that treatment. Side note, that person did end up quitting and it was the best decision she could have ever made.
#3 You are consistently working hard without reward
I had a client who would overwork and bend over backwards for promotions.
She put in her best work for years, and they overlooked her 3 times for opportunities.
If you know that you are putting in your best and they are ignoring it, it’s time to leave.
Don’t give into sunk cost fallacy. This is where you stick it out because you’ve already put so much time and effort in.
The sooner you leave, the sooner you can start working somewhere that appreciates you and your efforts.
#4 They expect you to work more than your paid hours
Most jobs that expect you to work more than you are paid have a culture problem.
They are also the same sorts of companies that could replace you in a heart beat.
If people judge you for taking your mandated breaks, paid leave or benefits? It might be time to move on.
#5 You can feel your soul draining (this is still a legitimate sign you should quit your job).
You’re not just busy or overworked. You can feel your vitality starting to slip.
You feel like you’re starting to run out of time to do the things in life.
That feeling of “life is too short”? Can be a good reason to quit. That’s is why I started this blog with a disclaimer that not everybody should do that. And there are reasons to stay.
But I remember when I was working in my part-time job. I was on a fifth cup of coffee and I was staring into space.
I was like, oh my God, why am I so tired? And then I was like, it’s because I hate what I’m doing.
No amount of coffee is going to fix it if you literally hate every second of what you’re doing.
So if you feel that way, firstly, you should book a a one-on-one session with me email@example.com.
And then? You should probably think about quitting.