How To Know If You Should Resign

Are you struggling between deciding to stay on or leave your job? As career decisions are often challenging and conflicting, we understand how tough this can be for you, so let us step in to provide some help and here are eight signals pointing at a resignation, convincing you to quit your job if you are experiencing more than a few signs as stated below. Without further ado, let us take a look at some determining factors! And if you do in fact decide to resign from your job, consider

1. Always bringing unhappiness and negativity from work back home

While complaining is part of human nature, especially when there is no such thing as a perfect job, constant negativity even after work hours is a big sign you should reconsider your career choice. Dragging emotional baggage from work back home simply illustrates how stressed up work is for you and no one at home, including yourself, deserves to go through such conflict stemmed from external factors. Hence, you might want to reevaluate what is causing all the emotional turmoil and perhaps switch to a preferred career line

2. Being too comfortable

Being too comfortable, although, may sound that you are confident in your job, could actually be the exact opposite of how success is achieved. This is because succeeding in a career requires you to dare to step outside your comfort zone to reach greater heights. Therefore, once you start to feel that things are getting easy, it is probably time to move on to take on new challenges and achieve more growth. 

3. Reminding yourself that it is “Just A Job”

One thing for sure, a job is more than “just a job” for those who are truly ambitious in nature as they have a set of aspirations to realize in both their careers and personal lives. As such, their career is naturally a source to seek growth and for them to pick up skills from value-adding experiences. Therefore, to not have any expectations about your job simply means that you lowering your standards. When such instances arise, take this chance to reflect and identify what is the main reason behind your lack of motivation in your job. Before leaving your job, you can consider discussing with your supervisor for any advice and see if there is any solution to turn things around.

4. Your work isn’t challenging 

Even the highest officials can reach a plateau in their careers but this does not mean they have reached the top. This is due to a lack of challenge, contributing to an absence of drive and motivation. Rather than taking on the wheel to steer your directions, you are allowing the career to maneuver your around. If you find yourself looking forward to just clocking out at the end of every day, take this as a clear indicative sign to move on quickly to search for new avenues of growth. 

5. No motivation to go to work

Are you feeling a sense of constant dread whenever your alarm goes off in the morning? While it is understandable to feel this way towards work commitments especially whenever special occasions are around the corner, feeling like this permanently could be an indicative sign that you have outgrown your job and this might escalate to the birth of discontentment. This is usually the case when there is a change of feelings about your job from pure passion to simply survival mode as you get through day by day. Therefore, it would be advisable to talk to your supervisor if there are any solutions to solve the problems faced. Otherwise, it might be time to leave and open doors to different and new horizons. 

6. Making careless mistakes

Repeatedly making mistakes? This shows a clear lack of concentration and this usually goes beyond disengagement, but also the absence of commitment to your job. If you feel that this applies to you, it might be best for you and also for the interest of your co-workers to be assigned new responsibilities such that they can better keep you engaged. 

7. Toxic environment

Experiencing the actual culture and behind the scenes of the company is only possible after you have signed the official employment contract and begin working for the firm. Therefore, it is difficult to decipher the truth of the office environment with just a surface public image of the company. Having to put up with a negative work environment or demanding boss can be damaging to one’s mental health and everyone has their tolerance limit. It is extremely unhealthy to bear with this, especially when you are in a situation working for an unknown defined amount of time since most people spend an extended period at work. Simply put, before the toxic environment gets to your health and well-being, it would be best to leave unless there is a chance for the situation to improve by talking to your boss or the HR department.

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8. Poor physical and mental health 

It is completely normal to feel drained after a hectic season but no one should be overworking to the point your health is compromised. If you notice a deterioration of health, it might not be so simple as stress, but perhaps a sign that there is a career mismatch. Therefore, before your health gets any worse, you should take immediate steps to bring this issue to your manager and request for work flexibility to improve work conditions. If the company does not permit changes in accommodation to your circumstances, you should move on as there is no job worth sacrificing your health and well-being


All in all, a job is more than a job and it should be a motivator for you to strive for greater growth as a professional and as a person. However, this should not be achieved at the sacrifice of your health as your health ultimately comes first. To achieve great aspirations, a healthy body with strong physical and mental health is crucially essential. With that, we shall conclude this article by wishing you all the best with your future endeavors! 

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