When do I know that it’s finally time to quit my job? Should I quit my job when there’s another job that pays me more money? Here’s the sad thing. Far too many people are working on a job they hate just so they can buy stuff to impress people they don’t even like. Now here’s my take.
My take is that if you truly feel it’s time to leave your job, a couple of questions you need to be asking yourself is, in the last couple of months did I actually grow? Did I grow as a person? Did I become better? Did I learn a new set of skills? Did I improve and refine my current skill set? Am I trying to do a lot of things?
Here’s the thing, if you work in a really big company, chances are you’re going to be specialized in one particular skill, and that’s going to be hard for you to get another job to do something else, and you’re kind of stuck and you boxed yourself in. So you’ll be asking yourself, does this opportunity enable me to do many things so that I can improve my skill set?
This is crucial especially if you’re in your twenties. If you are in your twenties and you have time to continue learning and growing, always place growth, and whether you’re learning as the number one attribute as whether you should continue at the job. And if the answer is yes, if that’s job satisfaction and if it’s challenging.
Now here is the thing, here’s the problem, most people do not want challenging jobs. Most people want safe, comfortable jobs, where they are going to work, and there isn’t a whole lot to do, they leave on time every single day which is fine.
But then they complain that they’re not getting enough. If you want to get more than you need to be taking on more, more responsibilities because you got to come from the angle of the business owner as well. If you’re not increasing the earning capacity of the company, how can the company increase your pay and your earning capacity? So the question to ask yourself is this the time for me to leave the company is to ask yourself, is this company challenging me?
Are they constantly taking me outside of my comfort zone so that I can improve? And I am constantly learning place growth first and the paycheck second, only if you have the time. If you are in your early twenties, and I understand, we all have bills to pay. It’s important to have that payslip but don’t prioritize that payslip just so that you can buy the latest iPhone.
Prioritize learning first, your personal growth first, above anything else when you’re thinking about whether you’re leaving job. Remember, because at the end of the day, responsibility pays. The bigger your responsibility, the bigger your earning capacity through learning, that’s when you actually earn.