Monday, August 23, 2010

To Quit or Not to Quit?

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This article guides you to decide if you should quit your job (I may have to do just that if my employer reads this).

In every workplace, there is always no lack of unhappy workers whose main job seems to be grumbling. Some even hate what they are doing and dread going to work.

If you find your work unbearable, here are some pointers for you to ponder on:
The right job

There is no such thing as the 'right job'. Rather, there is only the right way to do a job. However, you may not have what it takes to do the job right as you may lack certain skills.

You have choices: buck up or buckle.

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The right boss

Bosses are the main cause for workplace misery. This is because workplace relationships are never neutral.

As a boss, he wants you to get your work done, cheap and good. As a worker, you want him to go easier on you, with more pay. It is always a tricky balancing act.

You have choices: Learn to work with your boss to achieve the right balance or let the tension build up and eventually snap on your face.
The right colleagues

Some co-workers can kill you by simply being who they are. From your perspective, they are the cause of your bad days and you wonder why your bosses continue to keep them. Perhaps not known to you, some of them feel likewise about you.

You have choices: Co-workers come in all shapes and sizes. You either train yourself to become 'one-size-fits-all' or you may reserve the right to constantly blame every other person and make yourself miserable.
The right office

Your desk is tiny. Your pantry is spartan. Your air-conditioner is not cold. Your list of dissatisfaction goes on.

In short, your office is not good enough. This is especially so when you compare it with those swanky downtown offices you have seen in the magazines.

You have choices: Help to improve your work environment where you can or continue to find fault in every other corner and bitch around.
Their jobs are better

You cannot resist comparing your job with another out there. Each time, you feel miserable because somehow, that job looks lovelier. You won't change your view even though you know that someone holding that job is about to throw in the towel.

Such is the irony of life, that is, the grass is often greener elsewhere. Little do you know that the greener pasture is equally littered with dungs.

The truth is, it is not wrong to label any job with adjectives such as lackluster, routine or predictable. Every job carries a shade of gray and its brightness is defined by you. 

You have choices: Be thankful that you have a job for there are many who don't. However, if you really cannot find any reason to be thankful for, plan your exit gracefully. The last thing you want to do is to bad-mouth your employer on your way out.
Life is full of choices and very often, it is a choice of attitude. Staying put and doing nothing is one of the choices. If you have made your choice, you should just live with it.

So, to quit or not to quit?

“When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice."
~ William James ~

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