When To Leave Your Boss

By Olugbade Tolulope

You have sometimes some strange days at the office or your workplace. It might be some days, a week or two. The worst part is that if you can’t remember the last good day you’ve had at work, then it’s high time you consider quitting and leave that job for good.

If you’ve noticed some of the signs below for at least a few months now, you should consider packing up:

1.        You are no longer challenged in your position

If you are no longer challenged in your position and have tried communicating with your boss but to no effect, this may be a sign that it’s time to leave. Research has shown that prolonged feelings of boredom while at work is a warning sign that you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing. If you are spending most of your time at work playing games or you are always checking your time so as to leave the office, then it is a key indicator.

2.        You feel physically, emotionally or mentally used up all the time.

Work can be exhausting for everyone and we all occasionally feel tired after a long day at the office but if your life is in a state of chronic stress and you are totally exhausted all day as a result of work, you are probably suffering from a job burnout. Stress and fear can drain your energy and hurt your performance.

3.        Lack of growth

If you are not growing, it is another indicator. It is important to remember that every job should enhance your skills and add to your value as an employee. If you are not learning anything new and you are simply doing the same thing every day, it’s time to look elsewhere. If you have not picked up a new skill or another new way of doing things in the past months, then it’s time to go. In the modern economy in which we are value responsiveness so much so it is important that you not only learn new things but you should keep learning all the time.

4.        You’ve got serious trust issues.

If you don’t trust your boss or company because you believe they engage in unethical activities or they expect you to partake, it’s time to leave. If you have also lost trust in your boss, due to anything bad such as lying or false promises; then you have to go.

5.        Listen to your instinct.

Your instinct might be right sometimes and you just have to listen. If you have been actively researching job listings, talking about quitting for some time and you feel it’s the right thing to do, then go for it.

6.        You have another job in place.

One of the criteria for knowing when it’s time to quit is having the next thing already lined up. It could take months searching for a job before you finally know it’s time to move on. If the thought of introducing your present employer to your friends fills you with dearness all the time, it could be a sign that you have lost the love for your current job. If there is something deep down inside telling you it’s not a place you are proud to introduce to your friends, maybe that is a sign that it is no longer a place you are proud to be a part of.

Whenever you notice any of the above mentioned then you should realize it’s time to leave your boss.

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