Is your organization causing stress? Do you dread spending time at the office? Are you looking for a better opportunity or just a change? It may be time to leave your job.
Some employees know when it is time to leave while others may not recognize it right away. In 14 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Job, Jacquelyn Smith and Forbes look at when it’s the right time to leave your position. Ask yourself these questions:
Passion. Are you losing the passion you once had for your nonprofit?
Miserable Every Morning. Do you wake up every morning dreading going to work?
Organization is sinking. Are you starting to see your organization sink? Is your nonprofit starting to lose funders?
Coworkers. Have you become distant with your coworkers? Do you find yourself becoming annoyed or not liking coworkers?
Stressed. Are you stressed, unhappy, or negative at work?
Physical Health. Has your physical health decreased since you started your job?
Belief. Do you believe in your nonprofit? Are there ethical or cultural differences?
Performance. Is your work performance suffering? Are you no longer productive?
Work-Life Balance. Do you spend more time at work and less time with friends and family?
Skills. Are your skills being utilized?
Duties and Pay. Are you gaining more responsibility at your organization, but being paid the same?
Ideas. Do you find yourself suggesting ideas but you’re not being heard or taken seriously?
Bored. Do you find yourself bored and not challenged with the organization?
Abuse, harassment, Illegal. Did you become a victim of verbal abusement or harassment? Do you see illegal action happening?
Ask yourself these questions when considering leaving your organization. When working in the sector, we are expected to grow and change. It is ok to reconsidering your career and career goals.
About the Author: James Zackal is a writer, music enthusiast, and Netflix addict. A graduate student at California University of Pennsylvania pursuing a Master of Business Administration, he is a writer at New Place Collaborations, LLC in Pittsburgh and a Marketing Assistant at Web Strategies in Winchester.