When they’re unhappy with their job or want a change, many people think that the best option is to quit. There are some benefits to quitting – but it’s also essential to weigh the pros and cons before making any decisions. Here are six reasons why you might want to reconsider leaving your job:
1) You’ll lose seniority at work if you leave without notice
Go without giving your colleagues adequate information about your intentions to leave. They will likely consider your resignation without cause, which could affect any future employment prospects you might have with them or other companies. If you want to resign, you should think about this.
2) You don’t know how much savings you’ll need in the future
It’s essential to think about what you will do after leaving your job and whether or not there is enough money for you to maintain the lifestyle you’re accustomed to. It can be challenging to make a move if you don’t have the financial stability to help cushion any unexpected changes you might experience.
3) You’ll never get job references from a place that fired you
There can be some serious drawbacks when trying and getting work again if you have a terrible reputation with potential employers. If you leave without giving your boss adequate notice, they might not be willing to provide you with a good reference which could hurt your chances of finding other work in the future.
4) You’ll never know whether or not it was something else that made you unhappy
It’s important to remember that being unhappy at work is often more about just your job than anything else. Consider trying some things like:
A change in management
Changing divisions within the company
Trying something new (for instance, doing one type of project for an extended period rather than many different kinds of projects)
5) You’ll miss out on any awards and raises that you’re entitled to
This is a common pitfall. You might have been doing an excellent job, and your employer has failed to recognize it with either raises or bonuses. You might be getting ready to give up on something that you could’ve gotten if only you had waited for things to change. Or, maybe, not. Investing so much time and effort every day at work and not receiving any rewards (besides knowing that you’re doing a good job) is difficult to figure out. So, before giving up on something like this, think about whether or not there are other factors involved before making any decisions about resigning; because even if it’s difficult now – staying can still yield great rewards.
6) Your resume will show a gap in employment
Another thing to consider is how staying on your job could potentially help you in the future. If you’ve thought about resigning and then quickly changing your mind, it’s imperative to let your employer know that this is what you’re doing so they can update their records accordingly. This might seem like a small thing, but having a gap in employment on your resume somewhere down the road could end up costing you some opportunities especially if other employees have been with the company for just as long as you have or even longer than you. Consider whether or not it’s worth it to stay put – because by resigning out of anger, frustration, or disappointment without considering all of your options first – it’s likely that your employment prospects won’t be up-and-coming in the end.