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I don't like my job anymore. Should I quit or continue doing it?

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I don't like my job anymore. Should I quit or continue doing it?
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Shikamaru42
December 23rd, 2015 12:34pm
Depends. You should think about it thoroughly and evaluate the positive and negative effects that quitting your job would have on your life and its quality. When you're done, take the result, combine it with what your gut tells you and act according to that. Good luck ;)
JayIvory5711
December 24th, 2015 3:51pm
If you are able to afford to quit than do so. The best advice here is to keep working there while finding new jobs. Once you've found a new job then go ahead and apply. Make sure the job is yours before you quit.
WeFightTogether2004
December 26th, 2015 6:12pm
Life is about living it and you need to decide what is bets for you and what will make you happy. You need to take a glance at the repercussions if you quit said job but if you weigh out the good and the bad, the answer should lay right before you.
Selena498
December 27th, 2015 2:34am
So long as it allows you and those who depend on you to be (or remain) as happy, secure and comfortable as you can, you should pursue happiness in what you do, wherever you can. Talk to supportive family and friends, talk to your boss about your options, and the future of your career, and take control of your destiny, whether by making a big change, like moving jobs, or a small but impactful change like career progression, learning a new skill or getting new responsibilities.
Anonymous
December 27th, 2015 2:47am
When I didn't like a job that I had, I started making plans to get a new one. I searched and searched and when the time was right, I quit the job that I didn't like. That way, I had money still coming in and I didn't burn any bridges with my old employer, just in case.
SoftBlanket40
December 27th, 2015 2:31pm
From where I stand, I can say that if you do not like it at all, you can quit, and it would be very empowering, because you said deep down: this is not for me, I deserve better. and you took action. But you could also continue doing it, while looking for an alternative, that way it won"t be as scary. But I certainly wouldn"t stay indefinetely in a job I don"t like anymore, it can be very draining.
Nitala
December 30th, 2015 9:59am
Performing a job that you dislike is draining. Mentally, emotionally and sometimes even physically. That isn't something that is sustainable long term if you want to be healthy and happy. I have worked at several jobs that I didn't particularly like but they fit my needs at the time. Is there a reason that you are working a job that you dislike that you *cannot* change? For instance, for one part of my life I had to have extreme flexibility in my work schedule so I ended up taking jobs that fit that criteria. As soon as my situation changed, I reassessed my job and began looking for something that was a better fit. The short of it is: If you actually have no other options, and you would harm yourself by quitting, then I would not recommend quitting. I would recommend staying and also working toward the goal of acquiring whatever you need to get a job that you like. If you don't have to work and you have other options, absolutely go for the job of your dreams.
Unlocker3674
December 30th, 2015 6:46pm
Quitting your job is a big decision that puts you at a crossroads so you need to consider each and every aspect before taking such important decisions. Best of luck for your life
Greatlistener87
December 31st, 2015 3:06am
You should love what you do and if you don't its best that you leave, this is because if you don't like what you do you will never give it your 110%. But always have a backup plan before you leave to avoid any unforeseen issues.
Anonymous
December 31st, 2015 7:37am
Look into what options are available to you: improving your current position, moving somewhere else within the company, changing companies to something similar, changing to an entirely different field, etc. Find your preferred balance between happiness and practicality, but try to make sure you've done your research and are as honest as possible. I say this last part because I've found my work negativity can cloud my judgement when evaluating staying or leaving. Best of luck!
salomons
December 31st, 2015 8:51am
Be the best in that job you can be while you look for a better opportunity. Then change your job and again be the best you can be.
Anonymous
January 1st, 2016 7:54am
I would suggest to someone, if you are working only for yourself, so just quit. But if you are working for your family, then always take a another job in stand by.
Lalaxoxo
January 1st, 2016 6:00pm
If you hate your job, you don't have to stay. Do what makes you happy. Staying in a job you don't enjoy, won't benefit you in the long run. However, if you have bills to pay, it may be best to stay until you find something that suits you.
Michalla
January 2nd, 2016 2:13pm
Work is important part of our lives which can influence our mood. Staying in job that makes you miserable can cause depressions, influence relationships with your family, partneror friends... I would certaily recommend you to find something better what you might like.
Anonymous
January 3rd, 2016 6:53am
Take some time to make sure that it is truly your job that you don't like. Sometimes even the best jobs have down time where they don't seem as interesting anymore. If you take some time to see how you really feel about your job and realize that you still don't like it, make sure you have a back up plan. If you plan on taking some time off, save up money and set a time to quit. If you are planning on going into a new job, keep an eye out for jobs that interest you. Remember that no job is without it's challenges.
Indiana
January 3rd, 2016 6:55pm
You should still; do it while you are looking for a better job. No use loosing the income without anyway to replace it!
Anonymous
January 7th, 2016 8:37am
If you are financially stable then yes, quit. Don't waste your time being unhappy. If you're not stable then you must persevere through until you are. Basics such as food and shelter should be prioritized, then comes emotional.
poohbear1966
January 8th, 2016 2:54am
Dont quit.Just find another job and hold on to this one until you do.Some jobs are very stressful.Just make the best of it until you can find another job.
Surrender
January 8th, 2016 12:24pm
Personally, I believe that there's no point in working somewhere if you're not happy with it! However, I think it would be sensible to have a look around first, to see what else is available to you, do some research, and perhaps don't leave your current job until you have another one lined up, just in case anything should happen! I wish you the best of luck. :)
Anonymous
January 9th, 2016 6:33pm
Unless you can support yourself without a job or income, it would be best to stay at your job, grin and bare it, until you can find another you like. It is rough out there trying to pay bills or even buy food with no income. So, while you are working, you can also be searching for something better for you. Start building a plan to find what is right for you to do.
IrisBean
January 10th, 2016 6:23pm
Jobs can be so frustrating. Only you can know if quitting is right for you. It may be helpful to talk to your supervisor about new tasks that you can take on. Or look into some additional training that can help you go further or take a different path.
blissfulGrace86
January 13th, 2016 5:32pm
You should for a new one which meets your passion cause only then you will be able to create and innovate
BatWings89
January 15th, 2016 7:12am
This is really a decision only you can make. I like making pro/cons-lists, having a plan b and even "deciding" in an instant to see how I react (when I decide, do I feel good about it or am I still rationalizing, feeling like the other option is what I really want? Depending on that I won't or will change my decision). Good luck. Just know, it could be a phase or it could really burn you out when you do not like your job. All in between is possible too.
handsomeapricot
January 16th, 2016 8:36am
If it's financially feasible to quit at the moment, definitely consider doing it. If not, I would continue doing it until you feel you have enough finances to support yourself in your journey. It is OK to search for new jobs while at your current job.
SenpaiXD
January 17th, 2016 8:30am
If you dislike your job, the best thing FOR YOURSELF is to leave it and to find something else that you definitely know will have a passion for. It's better to decide now than later.
Anonymous
January 20th, 2016 9:51am
If you don't like your job anymore then it is worth quitting unless there is other job available which you like and can support you.
Vatsa
January 21st, 2016 12:23pm
You can quit your job. but before that think about the following points. Do you've plans for other opportunities? Have you considered the pros and cons following your decision? how will it affect you? if you are satisfied answering yourself, you may proceed.
Anonymous
January 24th, 2016 1:35am
before deciding to quit or not, take a look at other job offers and see if its worth it. always make sure you have another job before hand
Anonymous
January 29th, 2016 6:32pm
Its ok , wen you don't like your job anymore you can start thinking about different things you might enjoy doing on daily basis
brilliantBraid66
February 4th, 2016 4:26pm
First I would try to pinpoint exactly why I no longer like my job, then I would list the pros and cons of staying vs leaving. What are the positive aspects of staying? What are the negative aspects? What are the positive aspects of leaving? What are the negative aspects?