Should I Leave My Job? Pt. 4 (Final)

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This is Part 4 and final part of Should I Leave My Job? article series.

The final thoughts

At the end of the day, the key to a successful career is constantly learning and growing. So, whenever you make decisions to quit, make sure the new role will provide you significantly bigger challenges for growth and learning. If it’s the same role and you are just leaving for  money, beware the pitfalls.

Remember, whenever you face  problems at work, your first response should not be to quit. First ask yourself if this is a situation that might possibly reoccur – whether it’s bad boss, intolerable colleagues, lack of communication or your under-utilised talents. You don’t want to go to the trouble of changing jobs only to experience the workplace equivalent of the film, Groundhog Day.

Finally, when you do quit, don’t burn bridges. As good as it would feel to re-enact The Devil Wears Prada scene in which Anne Hathaway’s character chucks her phone with her boss still on the line, it’s a small world and you should try to leave on good terms.

Address your reason for leaving professionally and be sure to thank your boss for the opportunities you’ve received and to help transition your responsibilities.

Roshan Thiran is CEO of Leaderonomics, a social enterprise. He believes there is a time for everything, include quitting. Roshan laments the fact that most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They give up at the last minute of the game, one shot away from a winning goal.

p/s: I have decided to quit current company. Today is my last day. My first reason highlighted in Part 3 of this article. Next week I will venture new life in the new organization. 

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