It is wise to quit my job now?

@noyida (795)
Singapore
May 20, 2009 1:22am CST
I'm in dilemma. Please help me make a decision. With recent economic crisis, I am thinking, I mean thinking hard of quitting my job. I have been working at my current company for almost 13 years. I luv my job when I first joined the company. It involves meeting up with people and giving them my service. After some years, there were changes here and there. Now, clients just need to do everything online and I had to 'entertain' them via phone or email. Only occasionally I met up with them. Hmm, I missed meeting people and help them. But that not the big issue, the problem is that I'm not a favourite with my immediate supervisor. On the recent appraisal, my rating was being moderated to one rank lower. This means that I will not be entitled to any corporate bonus and any increment in salary. When I asked my supervisor, why is this so, they couldnt give me any good reason. They just said that I am not well verse in my letter writing. What a stupid answer. Further they said that they need to moderate someone rating as per HR guideline. I find it is unfair for them to pick on me. I couldnt say much as the decision had been made. I felt that I'm not being appreciative. What happen had caused me into depression for a few weeks. Now I had come to think of quitting my job but with the current economic situation, I in a dilemma. Do you think its wise to quit now?
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@arkasen (748)
• India
20 May 09
I think it would not be a wise decision to quite the job without getting another one. I can understand what you are going through. Now a days companies are doing lots of cost cutting and this may be one of the way your company is doing this. The HR guys will always say you that its in the policy but the actual policy is that they don't want to give salary hike in this crisis. I think that the HR guys sound very annoying but you can not do anything about it. I think it would be better that you get a new job first then think of quitting. Now a days it has become very difficult to find a job. I think most of the companies will have to give a salary hike when the recession is over to keep the employees in the company. So don't worry about the salary hike you will get it.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
20 May 09
Ya maybe your are right about the pay increment. Perhaps they are cutting cost and I'm just one of the casulties. Hmmm, I'm trying to be more civilised thinking this way, thanks.
@arkasen (748)
• India
20 May 09
At present situation you have to think of all the possible things. Because if you make a mistake at this situation the you will regret a lot. This is the time to hold our job and not quitting them. Your company is happy that they does not have to pay you more. What will happen if you quite the job? They will be more happy because they will not have to pay you anything. Do you think they are going to hire new people for your post. I don't think so. They will put your responsibilities on others shoulder.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
20 May 09
i would not quit until i found another job if i were you! not the way the economy is at this time. i quit my job working for a family business due to stress and not getting along with my sister on the job a year ago. i have not been able to find a job at all. good luck to you!
@noyida (795)
• Singapore
20 May 09
Oppss, sorry to hear that you have been jobless for almost a year. That what make me worry and really dont know whether to quit or not. Ya perhaps I find a job first before tendering my resignation. :)
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
20 May 09
Yes that would be better for you. I would have normally done the same but I was getting seriously sick and losing weight - I went down to 104lbs with a sick stomach all the time. It was not good. I believe for my well being I needed to quit. Its funny how family and really screw you before anyone else. Once again good luck to you.
• Philippines
20 May 09
If I were in a situation, I'd probably look for a job before resigning from the company. In that way, you won't have to worry about days that you're not earning. It's really hard to change employments during these times, but I think if you're not happy, then why still stay there? If it will make you happy to move on, then I think you should. Just make sure that before you leave your present employer you have a new one waiting for you, where you feel you will be happy and very much appreciated because of your talents. Good luck!
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
20 May 09
I'm really not happy currently..its has been a month that I felt this way. I should start looking for a job and shouldnt be choosy. Seriously, I quite scare to embark on the new journey. But as you said, if not happy why stay right. Pray for me that I will get a job and leave this 'hell'. Thanks ya.
@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
21 May 09
if i were you dont quit that job you have for now unless if you found a new one, specially in this economic crisis its really important that you have a job and survive for every day needs, you need to have a n income to pay bills and food. so its very important you keep that job for now. happy mylotting!!! and goodluck.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
21 May 09
With the way the economy is more and more places are being more strict. Guidelines that were in place but not used are being used and sometimes the shock of the employees. Even if the guidelines were thoroughly read if they aren't being enforced you forget about it and when they are enforced it's a new thing to you. You've been with the company for a very long time. I would ask the boss for a better explanation so as to better yourself with the company and make yourself indispensable, really what I'm telling you to do is suck up. Of course if it's really affecting your mentality working there then quit, no one should be forced to work anywhere that they aren't welcome, or where rules change and not benefit but to hinder. If you feel your not being recognized and appreciated then you need to take that up with them, in a kind manner, or get a two weeks (or however long it is for your company / country) and resign. If your job needs someone trained, tell them you'll stay until they find a replacement and you'll train them, but after that your gone from the company. These are all just ideas and advice, of course making sure that you are financially set is the best thing. The jobs I've quit in the past were never too highly professional except for one hotel job, and I quit without notice in all but one job. It can hurt your job history and your hiring potential so be careful!
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• Canada
20 May 09
It's really hard to find jobs right now with the recession. I would suggest looking around for a new job first, and then once you have found something relatively secure you can quit your current job.
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• Philippines
20 May 09
I think it would be better for you not to quit your job by this time. If your job is really important and you need it you have to consider the fact that it is hard to look for another job this days. Unless, you have a sure job where you can transfer after you resigned. But you still have to think it over. The crisis will still last for 3 years plus or minus. If you really need a break take a long vacation. Go for it, don't postpone. I think that would help you in dealing stress as of now but don't quit your job unless you have somewhere to transfer for sure.
• United States
20 May 09
Yes, I totally agree with you. With that kind of situation, they don't deserve the kind of loyalty that you had shown them. Quit your job, but... have an exit plan. Start looking for a another job now before you quit the current one. It is easier to look for another job if you're still employed since you can just tell them that you want to shift career for improvement, things like that. Instead of quitting it without a back up plan. I think you have better chances now to be accepted in a job since you have solid 13 years of experience compare to newly grads, so I think you can take advantage of that. I suggest you read "Escape from Corporate America", it's a good book on how you could switch careers or if you want to start business with a back up plan. What I just told you is one of the techniques there. Goodluck noyida and Happy mylotting!
@Kenntoy (20)
• United States
20 May 09
I was in the same situation, and i think that you should hang in there until you find another job, it is getting more difficult to find a job now a days, this economy is just getting worse by the day. I had to grin and bare it for a while until i found some thing. Just have faith, thing's will work themselves out :)
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@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
20 May 09
If you ask my idea I will not quit my job now. Its untimely for almost all country suffering of economic crisis and dont lose your job . Its better to have job even though you are not promoted well anyway you serve it for long years and the other agencies have also a very good benefit from you. Only your salary does not increase, maybe you have the right to complain for it in the higher ups and if not contended just go on working and pray to whatever you believe that can help to you and time will come , they will know that they forgot you . Its good to have job than nothing at all.
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@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
20 May 09
you have to think twice before you quit your job especially in this era when people are losing their jobs randomly and new jobs are hard to come by, so try ensure that your financial status is secured and you can take care of your entire needs before you quit your job
• Philippines
20 May 09
hello there noyida... will all i can say is that quitting once job is not really a bad decision, after all its for you to decide. anyways I been with that situation as well, where It comes to the point where i really feel bored bout the thing we've been doing at work. at first i guess i would be crazy if i will leave without having some other job. you know... the crises and all, but then having finally made up my mind.... I quit without having a new one... but maybe because one of the reason is that i have a small business of my own to take care with... as for you my advice is: you should find some new job first before quitting... facing life now is not as easy as counting 123.. as if we're still in elementary... May God bless you with your decision and happy mylotting...
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@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
20 May 09
Love your work now. Even though it is happening to you, be calm and humble just pray to your God I know He will guide you and show you the right way. Sometimes it happen to the office if not "YOU" is the favorite of the boss. Dont quit to your job until you can find a new job that is better than now. Try to think it wisely and what is the result if you will resign .Job now is hard to find and you have the right to remain from it because you serve it for long years. Only that you are not as close as the one promoted. Dont mind the fasts promotion as long as you have a salary for living thats better than quitting without income its hard to do.
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@nashlix (186)
• Singapore
20 May 09
i personally dont think that there is a right or wrong time to quit your job. from what you've said, i see that you want to quit your job because you are unhappy with the nature of work you are handling now and you feel unappreciated by your superiors. if it is causing u depression, i say quit. :)
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• Brisbane, Australia
20 May 09
Do not quit your job just because you think that someone is being obstacle to your career path in same company. These days people searching for low or zero salary job also just to gain some experience so that after good economic condition one can stand with some job experience on bio data at least. If you want to quit your present job then be sure you have another job immediately.
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@chillpill90 (1937)
20 May 09
no no no no no dont dont dont sorry i wouldnt quit yet until you have another job secured as otherwise you might be wasting time looking. And even if you dont like your current job if you stick at it at least you have some income coming in. iv been jobless for well 3 months. Instead of leaving your job you could talk to a manager to see if you could maybe get a promotioin since you have been there so long and if you can then your job will be interesting again. But seriously dont leave unless you have another job or you will have less money and not be sure when you wil find a job. You need to ask yourself if i leave and i havent got a job for 6months would i still have money to live??
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• Philippines
20 May 09
Quit job? - No way, Boss!
Is it really necessary? not that I am complaining but we do have a crisis in this world economy today. If I were in your shoes i would still be in that company and still worked hard, unless you find a better offer that is. I have been in the same situation as you are noyida. but despite of the not-so-good explanations that the bosses would tell me, i still do a good job and most of the time i get a compliment on that. finally, one boss finally get to admit about the financial crisis, my boss told me the truth regarding the decrease and take out of bonuses because the company needs to save. he got scared that i would resign but i told him that that reason is good enough for me. he promised me that when things go well again, he will not just bring back the bonus but promote me as well.
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@stahir45 (103)
• Pakistan
20 May 09
Hi novida! As as result of the economic crisis, as you said you are thinking of quitting a job that you have been doing for thirteen years. I strongly advise you it is not feasible as per the situation you have narrated. Forget about the bonus and the increment and try to concentrate on your job with a new passion. I think with the modern techniques of marketing you are not being able to cope with the changed office methods and techniques. Try to learn new techniques that will make you compatible and competitive with the job you are doing. Try to improve your verbal communication and try to improve your writing skills as as at present your supervisor is not feeling satisfied with your letter-writig skills. Try to get training in more computer courses that are in demand at present. Don't totally rely on extra online business as it is hard to come by. For example, relying totally on myLotting will be a follow. Best of luck in your endeavour but advise for the time being is "Please don't quit".
@sblossom (2170)
20 May 09
I totally understand your feeling. In fact I had similar experience like you have now. In fact i quit immediately when I thought there was no desire for me to stay.However I will not suggest you quit or not. I suggest you to re-think about your skills, your interest and your economical situation. Sometimes we don't know ourselves as we think. Also try to post your CV on some job websites to see what you can get if you quit your current job. If it's availabe, try to take a long holiday. When you come back maybe you have new impression of your job. Last not least,no need to sufer it. If you are really unhappy, just do what you want. As many people said, one door closes, another window will open for you.
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@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
20 May 09
You've said it all but then what do your heart tell you? If i most say stay where you are and let it serve as a constant reminder to you that you have to find something else doing in addtion to what you have now. Look out for thing that you love doing best and figure a way to start making money of them.
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