Today’s the big day. Feels good doesn’t it? Today you are going to casually go to work, saunter up to your boss and say, ” I’m putting in my two weeks.”
After you let the cat out of the bag, you snickerd to yourself because you could tell that your boss was surprised. You were a rising star and it’s his loss. Did you have another job waiting for you? Nope. You just had to get away from that job so badly that you didn’t even care if you wouldn’t be getting a paycheck for the next few weeks. Your boss should have know that you were quitting, right? All of the signs were there.
What am I saying? Even you aren’t aware of the official signs that you should quit your job. Here they are.
You are required to do things that are unethical to you such as lying or recruiting family members as customers.
If you have to lie and tell someone that a mortgage cost “x” amount when you know that it will cost “z” amount after taxes and other add-ons, your job may be asking too much of you.
Your supervisor is stingy with your time.
If you feel that you have to tip toe around your boss in order to get your 15 minutes or half an hour break, you may have go somewhere else where you are more appreciated. Also, if your boss feels unappreciated because you aren’t always chained to your desk while eating your lunch, observe that if you were at your desk eating lunch, you would still not be getting a break.
Your supervisor does not care about your time.
When you request time off, you get excited. You have something important to do, right? You are on your way to Disney World with the wife and kids. You have an interview for a better job. Well, if for some reason you request time off and often look at the schedule only to see that your boss has forgotten to give you that time off, you probably should get on careerbuilder or monster.com today. Start looking for a job that is more organized with a boss who knows how to make a simple work schedule.
Your duties are constantly changing, and you know you weren’t told that you would have to clean bathrooms in the interview.
What? When did you all of a sudden have to clean bathrooms? You thought that you just worked at a jewelry store and your job was to sell pretty jewelry. That amount they pay you an hour isn’t enough for you to be doing all of that extra stuff.
Your boss, your lover. However, you do not love him back.
Need I say more?
You are constantly being offended by inappropriate topics of conversation.
If you have to cover your ears often or pretend that you are not in the room when offensive topics are being discussed, you probably feel alienated at your job. You might want to tell your boss that you are beginning to feel uncomfortable. If things change, you should not quit. If things do not change, pack your stuff and hit the exit.
A lot of the employees are racists. No one cares, and you are not Caucasian.
Does this conversation sound familiar?
“I don’t want to wait on that table because those people don’t give good tips”
“I know that. I don’t want to take the table. Get someone else to do it”
“These people always make a mess for me to clean up.”
If this kind of talk is acceptable amongst the employees at your job, you probably feel sad everyday while at work. This is definitely a real scenario. I used to be a waitress.
Basically all of these reasons above could be summed up into one reason to quit your job. Your job just has no clue about you as a person. Whoever you are working for does not care about you. He or she uses up your time, makes you do things you never thought you would ever have to do, and allows you to feel uncomfortable everyday on the job just because most people agree with it. You do not have to put up with that. There are jobs where even the lowest of workers are treated and taken care of like gold. Therefore, clean out your desk. Tell your boss that today is the beginning of your two weeks.