• Sue Adams

Ten reasons quitting your present job is not a wise idea.

1. Your job is probably making you miserable, otherwise you would not feel the need to quit. If it is making you miserable, change your lifestyle or change your job. Don't expect to quit and make up for all the misery by playing video games 24/7.


2. You know at least three people who are unemployed. Do not quit your job until they find something. You don't want to be the 4th person on that list.


3. If you're about to quit, chances are your family and friends will be very disappointed in you. They will try to change your mind and most likely won't support you through this decision. It's perfectly fine to have them on your side but why would you want to disappoint the people who care about you?


4. You think that by quitting your job, you'll be free to do whatever you want. That's what everyone wishes for, but unfortunately life doesn't work that way. When you quit your job, new responsibilities are likely to follow. You will have to find money to pay for rent, food and bills. It's not like the job you quit was providing free everything, right?


5. People who are happy in their jobs don't typically quit on a whim of an idea they just had. Chances are, if you did that, then your new idea is not that great and will most likely fail. If it hasn't failed yet, then you're probably in denial and refusing to see how much of a failure it really is.


6. A new job is not going to magically fall out of the sky for you. Chances are you're going to have to work twice as hard as you did before. You can't expect to have a new job two weeks from the day you announced that you quit your old one. It will take months if not years.


7. In case you haven't noticed, people are struggling financially these days and nobody is hiring for just any kind of job anymore. If someone hires you for a job, it doesn't mean they believe in you. They may see your potential future as a cash cow.


8. If you're thinking of quitting, chances are it's because you haven't been promoted recently or at all for a very long time. Promotions don't happen overnight and most likely won't be able to find a job that will promote you within a few months or even a year.


9. You hate people telling you what to do and how to do it, right? Well if you quit your job without having another one lined up, chances are those who have been around longer than you have will be able to tell you what to do now. That's just how it is.


10. The most important reason not to quit your job is because you love what you do and especially if you love the people who work or own the company. Chances are, after a few years of working there, you've become so attached to them that leaving would be extremely difficult for you. I personally know people who have left their jobs and were so depressed because they missed everyone so much.