If you are thinking about a job change or wondering if you should stay put, here are some situations that might be reasons to quit your current job.
1. Your company is experiencing a downward spiral, losing customers, losing money, and rumors of possible closure, bankruptcy and failure prevail.
2. Your relationship with your manager is damaged beyond repair. You have sought help to mend the relationship but you know it is too damaged for recovery.
3. Your life situation has changed. Perhaps you have married or had a baby, and the salary and benefits no longer support your life needs.
4. Your values are at odds with the corporate culture. A lack of congruence with the corporate culture will destroy your attitude at work.
5. You’ve stopped having fun and enjoying your job. When you dread going to work in the morning, it’s time to quit your job.
6. Your company is ethically challenged. Don’t stay in an organization where your ethics are out of sync.
7. You have behaved in ways that are considered improper at work. That reputation, once earned, is unlikely to change; you might as well quit your job, while you have the opportunity.
8. You’ve burned your bridges with your coworkers. Your group is not getting along in an environment that requires people to work together well. Start fresh in a new job and resolve to not let this situation happen again.
9. Your stress level is so high at work that it is affecting your physical or mental health and your relationships with your friends and family. Watch for the signs of burnout and if they can’t be cured, move on.
10. You are unchallenged, need more responsibility, and seek opportunities that just don’t exist for you in your current organization. You’ve explored the current and potential options, and they are limited.
From: Susan Heathfield, about.com