To Quit or To Stay? What Gives?

Not sure if you should finally take a big leap and change your job for good? Sometimes, it is the environment, the colleagues and even the management that makes you want to throw in the towel and say “I quit!”

Before you act harshly, do consider if it is your role that you dislike or it is something else.

You want to change things

You still see the potential in changing things in your company (at least within your own means). Whether it is a change on how you greet your customers or a tweak in the operation flow, you still yourself writing up memos to suggest a change to your supervisor.

It is another story if your company doesn’t listen to your suggestions but you still have that passion in you or in your job that you want to see changes implemented.


You get angry

For every single thing at work, it bothers you. Maybe it bothers you because you think nobody cares as much as you do about the work in the company. Instead of feeling inspired and motivated, you feel angry most of the time.

This is an obvious sign that it’s time for you to look for a job somewhere else because you are not happy but it is also a big sign to say you care enough about your job to feel angry about it. Think about how you can approach this matter without feeling angry all the time.

You won’t take no for an answer

You have an agenda and you won’t take no for an answer. This is a very driven goal that fuels your passion in your job. If you don’t care about what you do, you probably won’t be driven for the company to agree with you.

Instead of forcing a yes answer, sometimes presenting facts and figures can do the trick or sometimes presenting dire consequences might do the convincing for you.

You are driven

Besides changing in the company, you are driven to hit your next target or challenge. I have seen people who resigned and come back within the same year because they felt that there is something in the company that drives them to do better that the new company couldn’t give.

Ask yourself if you are still driven to come to work everyday. If there is still something in your job that excites you, it might not be the right time to give it up yet.


You set goals

If you set goals even those goals are short ones like waiting for the end of the year bonus or the completion of your project, that means you are not ready to handover yet. People who are tired of their jobs will not set any kind of goal with the exception of the end goal of their term. Honestly ask yourself if you are ready to quit.

We all get emotional at our jobs: frustrations, confusion and even anger. These emotions can cause irrational behaviours and you’ll be compelled to type out your resignation letter.

Before you do so, check your emotions at the door and look at the situation rationally. Give it a day or two before you call it quits. Talk to someone (even your boss) through what you are feeling. If you do walk away from your job, make sure you have no regrets!

Do you agree with the above article? Have you resigned and regret before? Share with us your thoughts and experiences so we can all learned.

Thinking of green pastures? Here are some articles for you:

Writing a Resignation Letter

The Best Way to Job Search When You Are Employed

Is it Time to Look for a New Job?

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. DutchIl says:

    Thank you for sharing!… “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.” 🙂

    “When you are truly inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project… your mind transcends its limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world! Then those dormant forces, faculties and talents inside you become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali “

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  2. As Kally has in the past suggested:

    Moving on is a HUGE decision. The :grass” is NOT always better on the “other side.”

    It seems prudent that their be OBJECTIVE- benefits as the NORM for relocation

    Income opportunities
    Advancement {resume enhancement}
    Hours or working conditions
    Commute benefits
    Geographic benefits
    Peace of mind
    Each of these items can be BOTH subjective and objective; BE SURE that you objectively and carefully investigate each point; and make sure this is not a spur of the moment emotional decision

    THANKS Kally,
    God Bless,


  3. You are super motivational for me and your blog posts are awesome, this makes me happy, keep it up.
    Wishing you a lot of luck and success.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Laiba and welcome to MiddleMe!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Aww, Kally, thank you for following me, that means so much to me,


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