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10 ways to know if it’s time to leave your job and tips on how to do it gracefully

forest haiku

lost in the forest

driftwood, twisting in patterns

golden rays of spring

I know we, who have no steady flow of income will not risk leaving our jobs no matter how crazy this made our lives to be. We don’t want to rush leaving because for sure, we will end up eating rice and salt for the following days and months. We’d rather eat our pride for as long as it can fill our stomachs than leave prematurely, right?

But for the love of Pete, time will come when it’s time to turn our back and look for the greener pasture and you know when that be.

It’s time to quit our jobs when…

#1. You are filling your tumbler with tears every day and drink ‘em in the midst of too much workload.

#2. During coaching, you are listening to your Boss’ endless love stories that all you could do is to calculate how many GF he had dated, how many he had dumped and how his appearance tells you otherwise. In short, no opportunity for growth or learning!

#3.   You heard that your Boss will be promoted after all of you have signed up to have him tied to a racket ship and be sent to Bermuda Island.

#4. You found yourself kneeling down to beg your customers to buy to your competitors.

#5. There is a rapture of colleagues happening around that you almost believe you are not a Christian because you are left there in the company.

#6. You have a legcuffs tied in your ankle that it becomes harder on you to drag your feet to work. Listen to the voice within, bucket head!

#7. You are wasting too much time in the pantry convincing yourself that you can still keep going even if you’ll have to drink your 50th cups of coffee before you can push yourself to enter the operation’s room. Remember, stress can lead to depression and depression is evil, it can do you more harm!

#8. Most of the Bosses are hysterical but when you ask them “Why? What’s the big fuss?” they would answer, “I am just passionate with our work,” with a grin!

#9. When the manager released a notification that there will be a PHP300.00 incentives per hour to those who will render overtime but during pay time, he suddenly experienced amnesia upon realizing that his employees are earning more than his current pay check.

#10. When your boss no longer calls you by name but through number.

Boss J asked me, are you a quitter? I am not, unless of course it leave me no choice!

But for you who are planning to leave your job due to your circumstances, here is my advice:

.01 Make sure you have enough savings to make you float during the times when you have no enough income. Your spouse’s income is very helpful in this phase and if possible, you can also find ways to earn at home to earn additional income.

.02 Quit gracefully without burning bridges. Just tell them that the only reason you want to leave your job is to find greater opportunity, no more, no less.

.03 Embrace change without blaming yourself.  Don’t forget, you did your best!

.04 Prepare to move on and don’t be too emotionally attached to people in the workplace. Leave everything behind except happy memories.

.05 Face new lives filled with positivism after all, it is a new phase, a new beginning.

.06 Trust the leading of God for He will show you the next step.

 “I have the right to do anything, you say–but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything–but not everything is constructive.” – 1 Corinthians 10:23 



I am Jennifer, a Christian from the Philippines, a mother of two young boys, a wife, a lover of Jesus, a blogger, a writer, a self-made artist, a journaler, a coffee & doodles lover, and sometimes a poet by heart. Hey there, friend! I'm so thrilled you stopped by! I love working to be a purposeful stay-at-home mom and I wish to help others do the same. Welcome here!

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