Most times people are not happy quitting their jobs. They are used to the comfort, and probably safety it provides. They also fear what the next job will be in terms of benefits, comfort and safety. All this have held so many glued to their job despite a plethora of reasons to quit. Not all the time, we quit our job for salary, several reports have shown though that people have high tendency to quit their jobs for want of higher wages. However, other factors like work environment, proximity, office politics, promotion etc. cause people to quit their jobs. In this article, YoungNigerian.com list five tips on how to quit your job happily.
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Think again about your decision.
Do you want to quit your job but still have doubts? Frankly, before you decide to quit your job or submit your resignation letter or make that phone call, evaluate your decision. Ask yourself, am I actually making the right decision? If I quit my job, what will I be doing? Do I have readily available job or business to do or what to fall back to before I get another job? What are you lacking at your current employment? It may be good to highlight them. Are you sure you will find them where you are going? This will make you know why you calling it quits and what to expect in your future employment.
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Have a genuine reason for quitting you job.
There should be a genuine reason why you are quitting your job. Some persons quit their job for poor reasons. For example, you do not have to quit your job simply because your colleague does not greet you and you feel she ought to because you are older than she is, or your boss most times orders you to do stuffs or overloads you with job that you can do very well without same having any negative effect on you. Workplace is oftentimes a breeding ground for leadership. You will learn patience and discipline. So, before you call it quits, make sure the reason is genuine and that if you have to quit it is necessary and it requires to other essential factors like your health, family, career advancement, among others.
Leave a good mark behind.
When quitting you job, ensure you are leaving behind a good mark and legacy that reference will be made to. By no means, burn bridges. The truth is that you may need your former employer for various reasons. Sometimes you may be asked in an interview why you quit your former job or to bring recommendation letter from your former employer. If you have burnt bridges or left with bad records, you cannot confidently persuade your would-be employer why you left or go back to your former employer for a recommendation letter. Also, one way or the other, you may need your former colleagues. Read employees’ manual or your terms of employment and know what steps you must take before you resign from your employment. Ensure you follow due process. Although sometimes, certain unpleasant things happen in our workplace that that we cannot correct and we just have to move on.
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Have something to fall back to.
Do not quit your job just yet when you have nothing to fall back on. If you are quitting your job to start your own business, ensure you have some savings that you can use to sustain yourself and your family for at least six months when the business will pick up. If, on the other hand, you are quitting to resume a new job, do your findings to see when they usually pay salaries. Do they pay before the end of the month or first week of the following month? Whichever the case, make sure you have finance that caters for your transportation, feeding and other sundry expenses until you start collecting salary. Also, ensure you have all the information about your entitlements and what is due for you in the job you are quitting. Know your allowance, pension and other benefits accruable to you. This will help you know how much you should expect and how to prepare a financial plan.
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Have a good career plan.
It is not enough to quit jobs at every slight opportunity that seems to tick in your favour. Quitting your job should be in line with your career goals. What are your career goals? Where do you want to be in the next three years, five years or ten years in your career? Do you need further and better qualification? Is your quitting related to your career plans? How does quitting your current job going to help you in your future professional plans? What position are you going to assume at your new job? Is it better than the previous position or the same? It your job description or business of your new place of work the same with the previous one or you have opted to change your line of career? These are important questions you need to answer as concern your career plan before you quit your job.
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a way of conclusion, quitting your job may not come easy for various reasons. Always ensure you assess the impact of quitting your job both on your personal life, family and career plans before you make any move. Also, it is important to be positive about it and developvboldness to move on. Progress is important in any job you choice. Do not be stagnated simply because of fear to quit. Consider all the factors and do all you need to do and quit happily.