Having the security of a good paying job is a great feeling, but having a job that makes you absolutely miserable is anything but. While you may be stuck in a rotten job and want out so bad you can taste it, there is a time and a place for you to properly quit your job.
The biggest consideration when you want to quit your job is of course going to be money. You want to be sure that if you were to quit your job that you would have enough money to pay your bills and then some for at least three months. If you don’t, then you need to be sure that you line up a different job before you quit.
As soon as you begin to feel your job go south you should begin to put the feelers out and see what else may be available to you. By doing so you never know what opportunities may open themselves up to you and you may find a better job just sitting there waiting for you.
Even when you do find another job you should still offer to give two weeks’ notice as a professional courtesy to your present employer. This will allow you time to get prepared for your new job opportunity and allow you to leave on a positive note with your current employer, even if they are not the nicest employer around.
While it may be tempting to walk into your boss’s office on a Monday morning and tell him you quit, think before you react. You have to be sure that you and your family will be well taken care of after you are gone from your job and on to something else in life. Like anything else, quitting your job sometimes comes down to timing; and timing, as they say, is everything.