The No. 1 sign it’s time to quit your job




Don’t wait until you’re
turning in shoddy work.

Courtesy of
The Muse


  • Toni Thompson is the vice president of people and
    talent for The Muse, and a human-resources veteran.
  • She said the top reason to leave your job is you’ve
    started doing bad work, because you’re angry or
    frustrated.
  • Thompson said you always want to leave your job on a
    high note.

Quitting your job — especially if you don’t have another
full-time gig lined up — can be terrifying.

But there are tons of
solid reasons
to do it anyway: You feel sick to your stomach
every Sunday evening. You don’t think there’s room to grow. Your
personal values don’t match up with your company’s.

Yet there’s another, more practical reason to free yourself from
the drudgery of showing up at a job you hate: You want to leave
on a high note. If it’s gotten to the point where you’ve
started doing bad work
, it’s almost certainly time to
go.

That’s according to Toni Thompson, the vice president of people
and talent for The
Muse
, a popular job-search and career-advice site. Thompson
has spent 11 years working in human resources.

When she visited the Business Insider office in June for a

Facebook Live interview
, Thompson explained what often
happens: “You start doing bad work because you are so angry about
your situation or frustrated.”

Here’s why that behavior should concern you. Thompson said you
definitely shouldn’t stick around in a job “where you are fully
capable, and in the right role, and you were really
doing great work” or “you’re suddenly not doing a good job, and
you’ve become a bad teammate and a bad employee because you’re so
frustrated.”

“At that point,” Thompson said, “it’s probably best to just move
on without a job so that they actually have a good memory of
you.”

You never know when you’ll need to tap an old boss or coworker
for a reference or some career advice. Quitting might seem like
burning your bridges to cinders — but in reality, getting to the
point where your employer wishes you would quit is a lot
worse.

Watch the full interview:

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