Values define a person and build character. Everyone has their own values and principles and it is essential that you provide your service to someone who appreciates and acknowledge those values. Whether it’s unfair treatment or you’re asked to do something illegal or unethical, sticking around at a shady workplace isn’t a good idea, points out the famous job portal Monster.com.
Let's face the reality, we all have bills to paid and that is essentially the reason we work, often in dead-end uninspiring jobs. According to a recent Forbes article, staying at the same company for an average of more than two years can make you earn less over your lifetime — by at least 50 percent. People who leave for other jobs can work their way up the salary ladder, but those who stay are stuck with small raises. If you find out that you’re being paid less than the market rate, and your employer isn’t willing to budge, then it may be time to think about quitting. Remember, companies competing for talent are often not afraid to pay more when hiring if it means they can hire the best talent.
We all want to make meaningful progress in our lives and career. But what if you cannot see an upward career path at your company even after many years of hard work.
Author Chaz Pitts-Kyser says, “after you’ve learned all you can in your position, it is best to move on to a place that offers a clear path to work your way up,”. When your job stops giving you opportunities for growth, you have to assess the situation and it may be time to make a move to elsewhere.
If the responsibilities you are currently having at work are different from, or more than what you were assured while joining and you are not getting extra rewards for the additional responsibility, then it may be time to quit.
According to Dale Austin, director of the Career Development Center at Hope College, “if you were brought on board to do one task, and your position has shifted into a role that's not interesting or in line with your career goals, then it's reasonable to start looking elsewhere." It's always good to take on extra work if it means you grow and learn new skills, but it should be rewarded.
If you're constantly experiencing problems with your new boss without any resolution, it might be a signal to look elsewhere, especially if that person is making your job miserable,” says Dale Austin.
If your boss is not recognizing the contributions you make, or spend your time developing your boss's career at the expense of your own - then it is definitely time to move on.