It’s a scary scenario for just about anyone in the working world: considering leaving your current job without having something lined up for the future. While some would tell you that it’s a bad idea under any circumstance, every situation is unique — it’s up to you to make the decision that’s best for you and your lifestyle.
Here are just three considerations that can help you decide whether or not to leave your job if you don’t have something lined up.
Is Your Current Job Affecting Your Health?
First and foremost, consider whether or not your current job is affecting your health and well-being in a negative way. This can be the case for many people, especially those stuck in a toxic work environment. If you think your current position is affecting your mental health, causing you to lose sleep, or even harming you in physical ways, it may be time to consider leaving — even if you don’t know what comes next. No one should have to put up with their health being affected because of a job, plain and simple.
Can You Afford to Leave Your Job?
The next consideration to make is one of affordability. Most of us couldn’t afford to go without any income for three months, six months, a year — it may take that long to secure another position, depending on factors like the economy, job market, your location, etc. You’ll want to sit down and crunch the numbers; this way, you’ll be able to determine if it’s financially feasible for you to leave your job and support yourself during your time without work.
Make sure to factor in your support system during this period — do you have a partner, parents, relatives, friends, or roommates who would support the decision to leave, and perhaps even support you in logistical or financial ways if you can’t find work? This can be a big consideration when it comes to quitting your job without having something to move on to.
What’s Your Motivation Behind Leaving?
Last but not least, make sure to think about the real reason you’re leaving. Are you looking forward to moving on to bigger and better things, or have you simply been annoyed with your boss lately? Take a step back and weigh the pros and cons of leaving or waiting it out until you can find other employment — you don’t want to make a rash decision and end up regretting it.
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