Have you ever loved a job but didn’t realize it until after you quit that job? If not, then you are adulating the right way and there is no need for you to keep reading. If you’re thinking of leaving your job here are a few things you should consider.
First things first, I poppa, freaks all the hunnies— oh wait, focus!
I’m sure the first question that comes to mind is “Nelle, if you loved the job, why did you leave?”. Umm clearly because I’m dumb. Honestly, I didn’t realize how great of a thing I had. It’s just that simple. So before you make the decision to leave your job here are some things to consider.
It’s hard to find a job that you love
I swear I mean this with all of my heart. There are so many people out there who hate their jobs. When I say hate, I mean to the point where they will call out sick on the regular. If this person goes to work they don’t want to talk to people when they get there. This is the person you avoid because they have an attitude all day every day….hate their jobs.
Even if you just “like” your job, you may just want to reconsider leaving
All managers are not created equal
A great manager can go a long way when it comes to work. Having a manager who is friendly, understanding, and doesn’t micro-manage you is heaven. Do not take this manager for granted. These types of managers are hard to come by and you will realize it when you get a crappy one.
There will always be obstacles
There is no such thing as a perfect job. There will always be different obstacles you will have to overcome. The main thing is determining whether or not your current obstacles are worth starting over somewhere new. You may end up in a situation that is worse than your current one.
Promotions take patience
I have a huge, huge problem with this one. I am impatient when it comes to promotions. This is mainly because I am a fast learner and I like to be challenged. Nevertheless, promotions are not just passed out to everyone. This is not the Oprah Winfrey show. Keep working hard, keep putting your best foot forward, if you are indeed a valued worker, you will get the promotion that you deserve.
The Job Market is tough
When I left my job, I thought my experience in corporate America would be my ticket to go wherever I wanted in the career world. Boy was I wrong. I was on the hunt for a new job for over 6 months until I settled for a position in which I was overqualified for and unhappy.
Different states have different job markets and expectations. In my case, I moved to a new state and didn’t do enough research prior to my move. Huge mistake!
Stress free is the way to be
Be thankful if your job has little to no stress. There are so many people who wake up dreading that they have to go to work. Their managers are overbearing, the work load expectations are ridiculous and their co-workers lack of intelligence surpass frustrating.
A stress free work environment makes a huge difference on your productivity. More importantly, it causes a major impact on your inner peace. Many people spend 40+ hours at work. At least make sure your work environment is somewhat enjoyable.
College degrees aren’t always helpful
I have way too many friends who are college educated and have degrees in fields that they do not even work in. It almost seems like going to college is a waste of time. Now don’t come after me with your pitch forks or send your keyboard thugs after me. I know that “knowledge is power” and “the more you know, the more you grow”, however not everyone is getting the full value of their degree. In fact, I’m sure there are a lot of people who second guess these student loan payments when they are working at a job where their cube mate has a less formal education yet they both have the same salary.
The grass isn’t always greener
It’s so much easier to appreciate a situation when you are on the outside looking in. But one thing you definitely don’t want to do is leave your job for something better only to find out that it’s something worse. Do your research prior to making the switch. Sources like Glassdoor or LinkedIn are great places to get the opinions of other people who have worked for this company.
Sometimes things aren’t always as bad as they seem. Make sure you take your time and really think about all the aspects of your job before you decide you deserve better. You may just realize that you are happy right where you are.