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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

My Boss Behaves Badly, Should I Quit My Job?

Tim is stressed and worried. His boss has been giving him a very bad time at work. Verbal abuses and too much of workload has taken a toll on Tim. He doesn't know how to handle this situation, he just wants to quit.
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Lot of people go through the same situation as Tim. Having a bad boss is one of the reason but at times there are several other reasons which may lead you into thinking whether you should quit your job? Some of the common reasons are:
  • no work-life balance
  • too much work pressure
  • lack of challenging work
  • boredom etc.
But wait contrary to the common belief, I don’t think that following are the valid reasons/ signs to leave the current company, hence let us strike them out: 
  • ·You have a bad boss
  • ·You are stressed due to work pressure
  • ·You don’t have challenging work and you are bored
  • ·You are facing harrassment at workplace
  • ·You don’t have worklife balance
If you are facing any of the above situations or challenges then DO NOT LEAVE your job. All of these situations can be fixed. There is always a work around to get rid of a bad boss. There is always a process to report harassment. There is definitely a way to manage your worklife balance and get rid of work pressure and stress. Last but not the least if you are bored that means that you need to sitting on a pile of opportunity - it is just a matter of reaching out to the right people with right intentions and engage in skill upgrade and/ or innovation.
Now coming to the point. Following are the signs that indicate moving on is on the cards…
  • You are not getting the deserved growth/ the management does not have a career growth plan for you.
  • You have salary issues/ expectations which have NOT been fixed for years now and you truly believe that you deserve what you are asking for.
  • You do not get enough opportunities to learn and experiment/ innovate.
  • You are on the pool/ bench and not able to get a project assignment. If the company has a pool policy then you may want to quit before they ask you to leave.
  • You are reading negative signals due to the drastic changes in the company policy , values or in drastic changes in the the senior management.
  • When the revenues and profit continue to go south quarter over quarter without any obvious reasons.
  • When you see that the company is stagnant while the industry/ sector is making rapid growth.
  • Lastly, when your boss or HR has given you a direct or indirect indication that its time to leave.
To summarize, I have seen many people leave in panic just because they don’t think rationally. Most times they end up in a bigger mess. I hope after reading this article you will be able to take the right decision at the right time.
I would like to end with a quote from Robert Schuller.
Lord, give me the guidance to know when to hold on and when to let go, and the grace to make the right decision with dignity - Robert Schuller.