Taking a step back is not always a bad thing. Sometimes, we have to realize that some things are not meant to be. Just because there are some pros to keeping your current job, it doesn’t mean that you should overlook the cons. Staying at a dead-end job will cause a lot of harm to your life as a whole. Here are some reasons why it is fine to escape:
Our health is composed of three things—mental, physical, and spiritual. These three are all equally important. In our time, thankfully, mental illnesses are now considered real problems. In the past, we only cared about physical or bodily diseases as the only ones that are real. With technological advancements, we are now able to prove that mental health is also as important as our physical health.
If our job is causing us to have adverse mental health, then maybe it is time to move on. No amount of money or status is going to be enough if it makes you feel bad inside. When you wake up and already start to dread going to work, then maybe it is not the right job for you. Find your passion. It is okay to leave a job if it causes more harm than good to you. There is no point in working if you can’t have the life you want or at least a comfortable one.
Same goes with our physical health. If you notice that using your sick leave is becoming a weekly or monthly routine in your work, then maybe you need to take a step back. Take time to find answers to your questions. If you think going to places would be a great help, then spend a day or two in places like Tagaytay Highlands’ Nob Hill to relax and be at peace for a while.
The thing here is you need to remove yourself from the situation. If you can’t stay healthy with your current job, then look for an escape. It’s fine. You should take care of yourself too, not just your family. If you think about it, no one will take care of them if something terrible happens to you. Not only are you doing this for yourself, but also for your loved ones.
No bright future ahead
There is another acceptable reason to look for an escape from your job. If the company is losing ground and seems like it is about to go down soon, then leave before any of that happens. If the company closes down, all of your co-workers will also be looking for a job. They would most probably be also looking for employment in the same places that you will be looking for one. So, please, do it first instead of competing with hundreds or thousands of your co-workers who will also be out of a job.
Another reason is when you are stuck at a dead-end job. If your job does not have a career path, you are not doing yourself any favors by sticking around. What will your future be like if you stick to the same rank or position for years to come? Look for the escape route.
Learning and growing is essential in keeping a job
If you find yourself bored with your situation, it might also be a sign to move on to bigger things. Every single day, we should be learning things and growing. If your current job is not teaching you new ideas or isn’t helping in your growth as a worker and human being, then look for something else.
Another reason is when you feel like you know more than your boss. Not being able to maximize your potential is one of the most frustrating things in the world. Challenges make you grow. Growth will not happen by just going day by day and doing the same things over and over again. If you are overqualified for your work, look for a higher ranking job that will make you a better person as a whole.
To wrap it up
Other people might see quitting as a sign of weakness. But, remember that only strong people can make a decision and make it happen. It is absolutely fine to look for an escape, granted that you have the right reasons. Go ahead and look for an escape!
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