upset, mad, crying

Unhappy at Work? What You Need to Consider Before You Quit

dream job, application, location

Whether it is the diminishing learning graph, chance for better opportunities somewhere else, or stagnancy in the current workplace, if “should I quit my job?” Is one of the recurrent questions in your mind, it’s time that you consider a few things before taking the major decision. With the current updates introduced to the work culture, most people are unhappy with their present work. For some, making the decision to leave is easy while for some it isn’t obvious to decide whether it is time for them to switch. 

Following factors will help you reflect and decide whether to put that resignation letter or not 

Ask yourself why?

questions, question mark, write

This will allow you to get to the root of the cause. Asking yourself why would help you understand why you are willing to leave the job. Further you can reflect on your answers and decide whether resigning from your job is the only way out. Getting the right answers will eventually enable you to choose the right course of action. 

Reflect on what is making you unhappy

young, people, woman

Is it your professional growth that is being delayed or you’ve been stuck with an uninteresting project or your organisation has undergone an unexpected drift? Analyse your dejection and decide whether it’s temporary or permanent. If it is the former case, it might be ideal to leave the job.

make a pros and cons list

direction, arrow, away

Doing this will steer clear of all the confusion in your head. Make a positive and a negative column and jot your thoughts accordingly. If it seems like all that you are writing is ending up in the negative column, it clearly signifies that it is time to give that resignation letter. 

Conscious thought to other opportunities:

thinking, person, person thinking

Before you resign from your present job, it is important to know that you have a strong backup. Not just this, it is also important to analyse that the job you are about to pursue does not have the same issues and is better in some way or the other. 

Discuss with friends and family

people, silhouettes, sunset

Most of the time, in instances like this, we get caught in the loop of thoughts and are unable to make a decision. This is when the opinion of your family or friends can help you arrive at a favourable decision. A change in job majorly affects your close ones. Thus they can give you different perspective altogether and enable you to take the best decision


pen, black, eyewear

  Comparing your current job to the one you are vying to get can help you understand your choices better. Ask yourself the right questions like “does the new job get me a step closer to my dream”. Comparing between your choices will enable you to make a better decision


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

digital art, couple, silhouettes

What people need to make a relationship successful

The pandemic has given the couples an opportunity to spend a large amount of time together.  Although it has its many perks, it has also brought in a set of challenges. Being around each other for the larger part of the day has made the couples quite agitated. The reason being, the lack of space

Read More »
bulletin board, stickies, post-it

7 habits to Create Opportunities for yourself

Missile man of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, began his career as a scientist, lead the development project of India’s first SLV, headed nuclear tests at Pokhran, and became one of the best Presidents, our nation ever had.  National award winner Priyanka Chopra, from becoming Miss World at 18 to one of the best Bollywood actresses,

Read More »

Wish to reboot your life? Here are 7 ways to give yourself a fresh start

Currently, all of us are bogged down by adverse situations. Finances, career, relationships everything seems to have gone in the spiral of uncertainty. In such adverse times, making small changes here and there might not be of any help. And starting again on a clean slate is what you might be looking for. However, starting

Read More »
woman, face, bullying

Harassed at work? How I challenged myself to outgrow from it

A dedicated employee Isha was a 35-year-old woman who was one of the three product managers in a leading corporate. She had excellent qualifications and was experienced enough to justify her role as a product manager. However, it was a difficult time for her in the company since she had become the manager. Isha was

Read More »
cat, mirror, lion

Begin approving thyself over seeking for it

These days we are high on the adrenaline of approval. You wouldn’t deny it when we say that we are living in the age of social media that screams “validation”. Our lives have become no less than slaves of the like, share, and comment buttons. And they indeed are some of the greatest examples of

Read More »
Scroll to Top