It’s December and some of you might be itching to turn in that resignation letter after finally getting your hands on the much-awaited 13th month pay. But before you quit your job, there are a few things you might want to ask yourself first. Co-founder and CEO of job board distribution service ZipRecruiter Ian Siegel says these are the things you ought to consider:
1. "Am I miserable?"
Siegel's tip to knowing if you're miserable for real and not just having a bad day at work is if you dread going to the office. If you do, you're most likely miserable.
And if you are miserable, you have every right to leave. Just make sure that what's causing your misery is something you can't do anything about. He also advises, "If you like the company but don’t like the job, tell someone how you’re feeling. Better yet, bring a plan to your boss for how you would change your job. Be a part of your own solution."
2. "Am I making enough money?"
Ask yourself first: how much is enough? To help you, picture a lifestyle or an ordinary day that you want to have. Siegel says a daily life analysis may be better than seeing it in figures to help you find out how much is enough for you. If you think you're not getting what you need, then maybe it's time to go.
3. "Am I getting mentored?"
A mentor can help you get the compensation you want, which can help you like or enjoy your job again. Is there anybody who's interested in your professional growth and is concerned about it? Not a lot of people get to have a mentor, so if you have one, don't abandon them "casually," as Siegel puts it. If there's no one in your company who seems to care about you on the professional level at least, it might be best to find another place where you'll be valued.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Stylebible.ph editors.
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