When it comes to jobs, there are some instances when things aren’t going right and it may be time to start looking for another job but there are times when it may be wiser to quit immediately . As in ASAP.
Instances in which delay can be dangerous include :
1) Sexual Abuse.
This may sound abstract to some of us, but the truth is that this is common in some workplaces.
Women are the major victims but men can be victims too. The person who abuses is usually in a superior or more powerful position and usually uses threats of loss of job or force to coerce their victims and they are forced against their will because they don’t want to lose their livelihood. Its a good idea to report to the authorities but in cases where that isn’t a viable option, it may be better to leave.
2) Physical abuse.
This is also very common and it’s not constricted to menial or domestic jobs. You would be surprised at how many people in Suits get slapped or beaten by their superiors.
3) Verbal attacks and denigrating words.
I really can’t stand it when another person, superior or not uses words as weapons. I may tolerate it but it can’t be for long. A job doesn’t have to pay Millions but one should at least have rest of mind. If your boss belittles you, condemns your work, your appearance, religion, race and makes you feel worthless, and it gets to you (really, how can it not get to you?) please start making plans to get out of there.
4) Hazard to health.
Some jobs and what they work with can be truly dangerous. If your health is on the decline because of where you work, the environment in which you work, what you work with, what the job entails or the Doctor has advised that you resign in order to save your life then it’s time to leave.
5) Affecting family life.
This mostly happens after marriage and kids where the amount of time spent on the job,career,travelling starts to have an adverse effect on the family, and on a relationship. It may be time to leave or look for something a little less tasking.
The thought of going to work should not fill you with fear ,dread or terror. It may be a good idea to leave the moment this starts happening.
7) Spiritual life.
As a Christian, job that makes you commit sin. draws you farther from Christ or leaves you feeling polluted or dirty may not be the best for you. There’s always a choice we have to make and it should be the right one. That your Doctor boss ordered you to assist him in holding the drugs while he carries out abortions is not a valid excuse oh.
8) Any job that can land you in jail.
That job that can make you wear orange jumpsuit (you watch oyinbo movies now?) or a candidate of Kirikiri Prisons and it’s likes, get deported, or even killed should not be an option. And if it’s an option, now’s the time to get out.
So Guys! we have come to the end of situations that I feel should inspire immediate resignation. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t leave your job if you want oh.
The thing is if you just want to have a change of career maybe out of boredom or lack of inspiration or you just hate your job, or your boss sends you on canteen errands like my former boss, you can still afford to take your time while you look for another one if the situation isn’t too bad. In the above instances however, delay may be dangerous. We will talk on other valid reasons to think of resigning in a seperate post later on.
What do you guys think? Are the above reasons valid enough to leave a job as soon as possible or even immediately ?
What other good reasons can you add ?