Signs That You Should Not Quit Your Job
It’s hard to find someone who is happy with their job, salary, boss, colleagues, office aircon setting or the quality of coffee in the cafeteria. Given that it’s not possible that you’ll be happy with all the variables that contribute to a happy workplace, it’s up to you to evaluate what’s working for you and how important this is for your present and your future. Don’t let statistics and studies which say that one must change one’s job every three years tell you to make a shift when all is going well for you. Staying on in a job has many benefits, not just for an employee but for the organisation too. If you are nodding happily while reading the following, it’s not time to start looking for a job yet:
You love what you do: Really, there can be no better reason to stay on at a job than if you love what you do. In fact, when you love what you do, you can easily turn a blind eye to some things that are not working for you at the office – annoying colleagues or a long commute to work or a lack of staff parking.
You’re learning: If your job is offering you plenty of learning at work, then you are one of the lucky employees to get to learn as they work. One must always stay updated in one’s career and if your company is investing in its workers, that means they’re serious about retention, which is a huge check in it’s favour.
Opportunity to grow: Most people look for other jobs because that is the only way they can think of growing in their jobs and increasing their salaries. If your company provides rich opportunities for growing in your career, you shouldn’t think of quitting.
Your work is recognised: No one tires of recognition. Even as adults who know the ropes, having your work recognised, valued and appreciated encourages you to do better. A great place to work is one which shows appreciation for your work, and not just at appraisal time.
You can’t wait to get to work: A happy employee does not have Monday blues or everyday blues. If you can’t wait to swipe in and you’re constantly thinking of work and have a rush of ideas that you’re eager to share, you’re in a good place.
You have a great boss: It’s said, most employees work for their bosses and not for the organisation. If you have a manager who sets the bar high, challenges you to take on new paths that you haven’t explored yet, and is a mentor and guide, hang on to this one.
The money is good: We won’t pretend that money does not play a huge role in making a job attractive. It’s what puts the jam on our toast, the spring in our step. But sometimes external and personal factors may make the salary the most important factor for you. For eg, if you have debts, dependents or EMIs to pay off. If you have your eye on long-term benefits, then you have no choice but to stay.
A receptive organisation: An organisation that listens to its employees and takes corrective action is hugely encouraging. This proves that the organisation considers its employees an important factor in its progress towards growth and better bottom lines. The list of `Best Companies to work for,’ report profits every year.