8 good reasons to leave that job NOW

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.

6) Fear. 

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 ?

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  • Reply
    January 25, 2017 at 8:18 am

    What if it’s only one that applies to you,is it possible to manage the job till you find another?

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      January 25, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Yes my dear, it is possible. You shouldn’t waste time though.
      The most important thing is to make the decision to leave, to be aware that there are better options out there and to have faith.
      That’s the first step.

      I won’t pretend that it’s easy to leave a present job with all the doubts that you will have and with all the discouragement that Satan will try to bring. People may even discourage you and tell you it’s normal to experience such as they did me.

      None of the above options give peace of mind. They can contribute to illnesses like hypertension even.
      Give yourself a deadline and please stick to it. Okay.

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    January 25, 2017 at 9:03 am

    In fact I couldn’t agree more to this post! There are so many people out there who held on to jobs that has different combinations of the reasons you discussed above just because they felt trapped.
    I don’t know if anyone with a good dose of self respect will stick to jobs with the above denigrating circumstances just because you think you can’t go through the stress of looking for another job, because it pays the bills anyway………… and so on.

    Thanks so much for sharing this!

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      January 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

      I know. It’s really hard to trust God and let go of a job especially with this present economic situation.
      But at the same time, sometimes God needs us to let go first to show that we trust him.
      Fear is also a major reason while people stay back. Fear of the unknown, fear of being without a source of living etc.
      Thank you Immanuel.

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    January 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Yes and yes! These are all excellent reasons to quit. Another one I can think of is, if the job starts distracting you from your goals in life. For example, say you need to take advanced level exams or go to interviews for post graduate programs, and you are 1) unable to study because of your hectic work schedule, 2) unable to attend school interviews because your superiors will make it seem like they absolutely need you on those days. In my mind, that would be a good reason to quit. However, this only applies to jobs that you know you took only because “condition made crayfish bend”. Therefore if advancement opportunities in your desired field come along and the temporary job becomes a distraction, then it’s time to say good bye

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      January 26, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Good points. I intend writing a later post on other reasons to leave a job or signs to start looking for another one. Those reasons won’t be urgent like this one.
      I will be sure to include this your points.
      Worse are bosses who refuse you leave for no valid reason except wickedness or high-handedness. Very rare is the boss that will be happy if you tell them you have an interview. Some hate it when you want to further your education.
      Lol at “Condition made crayfish bend”. No sense sitting right at those kind of jobs.

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    January 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    People in suits getting slapped by their superiors? That’s just so wrong!
    Very good points, Bisi.
    If your job causes you to sin as a Christian them leaving is imperative. No amount of pay you get from that job can make up for the salvation of your soul.

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      January 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      My dear it’s very wrong. Some people can’t just control their anger and emotions. And they take it into the workplace.
      You are right. As Christians we have to be careful of the kinds of jobs we do and how we make money.
      Thanks dear.

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    January 27, 2017 at 2:49 am

    The last reason is really hilarious lol but very true. I agree with all the reasons. Any job that you basically do not enjoy has to go! This is a nice post.
    My Jumping Tale

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      January 28, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Yes oh. Hilarious but true.
      Of course. There are people who enjoy and love what they do so why see ourselves short and be unhappy and miserable.
      Thanks dear.

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