I cannot make a blanket statement and claim that everyone has been at “this” particular place that I was at, a few days ago – This is a place where you question your professional standing, if this is what you want, and what exactly do you want. Soon after I got married, I started falling in love with the “homely” life I had looked down at for my entire life. I wanted to be home, cook for N, look pretty at all times and be in the bed for at least 14 hours (sleeping, obviously).
Anyway, changing priorities had me distracted from work. And I finally said aloud (to N), “I am going to resign”. He looked at me… (No, you have to wait, he’s still intently looking at me)… and then says, “go to work”. Yes, the audacity!!! I mean, resignation (or the urge to do so) is a big deal!
We did have a serious discussion about it. Being the hub of rationale, he asked to write down all the pros and cons, and then finally concluded it is but a momentary feeling. I will be bored in no time, and will regret my decision. I had to agree. But I did wonder, how do you know if it’s time to call it quits? When is the right time to move on to another job, or leave the work force altogether? Before I say more, know that a credible study revealed that the average length of time millennials want to stay with a company is 4.7 years. So, no, don’t get ideas for the heck of it.
There are a number of reasons, however, that should definitely ring the alarm. Also, as Mr. N always insists, “never stop looking. You will either find something better or will at least be abreast market trends and what is being demanded by employers”. That said, you must know why you want to quit/change jobs, and respective pros and cons. Do not get overly emotional - try being as rational as possible. Time shared reasons why you should, and shouldn’t change employers. Here they are:
Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Change Employers: