That’s why you’ve been going back and forth for weeks (if not longer).
And while I can’t tell you exactly what your next step should be, I can help you sort within whether leaving without a backup plan is a reasonable decision or not.
If you’re asking yourself if this is the right move, keep the following in mind.
Yes if: You’ve Been Building Your Network for a While
Know a dozen people you can reach out to for help finding a new job? That’ll definitely help you find your next position. can get the word out or have seen maybe someone mention something. also possible a friend landing you a job where they work that could be a savior for you.
No if: You’re Planning to Start Networking Once You’re Unemployed
You don’t want to make your initial email a cold ask for a job. Instead, start warming up your network in the meantime. when you are stuck in the middle of the way with no ride to arrive to your destitantion you are desperate and you will take anything.( you don’t wanna do that)
Yes if: You’ve Saved Up
Once you’ve got a few months’ worths of living expenses put away, you can take the time to find a job that’s right for you, and not settle for the first thing that comes along. you are covered for a short time that will put you in a relaxed position until the perfect job opening comes up for you
No if: You’re Thinking: “I’ll Just Figure it Out”
You don’t want to jump into a job you hate to make ends meet or have to take out a loan. And remember, even if a great offer comes your way, it could be a while before they want you to start—and even longer before you get your first paycheck. always keep that in mind their timing is very different than yours. so think about what is beneficial for you.
Yes if: You’re on the Verge of a Breakdown
A job that’s affecting your health—causing severe anxiety, panic attacks, or depression—isn’t worth the paycheck. you should see a proffesional if that is the case. but as a freindly advice nothign is worth being mentally ill or mentally shaken. There are jobs out there for everyone find one that does not stress you.
No if: You’re Simply Ready for a Change
You deserve better. That said, it’s worth staying just a little longer if you’ve been miserable for a while and a few more months won’t drive you to your wit’s end—but will allow you to have a financial cushion. Try to make it through so that when you do give your notice, you have enough saved up to wait for a job you’re excited about. you have to play your cards safe to make sure you aren’t losing everything. staying on the safe shallow side rather than swimming the deep and risking drowning.
Yes if: You Can’t Pinpoint an End Goal
If this job has zero bearing on where you want to go and what you want to do, it’s not as big a deal if you burn a bridge. if something does not show you a long time future or promotions then its not a long time career job MOVE ON! that’s your hint.
No if: This Job Is a Stepping Stone on the Way to Something Amazing
Is there some major bonus and benefits that come with staying put, like a transfer to the department of your dreams, a large raise that’ll let you finally start storing for retirement, or a boss who knows everyone in the industry? Sometimes you have to do something that makes you uncomfortable in order to get to something really great. So look and check your options if what you see has a paved way and trail to something big think twice before leaving.
Yes if: You’ve Tried to Make it Work
If you’ve done your best to change the thing that’s making you miserable and there’s still no sign of improvement, it’s time to give notice. Its time to move to what you are meant for.
No if: There’s More You Could Do
Something—a micro-managing boss, a nosy co-worker, masses of unnecessary paperwork—is making you want to quit, but you haven’t worked to fix it. Try talking to HR, proposing a new system to cut down on paperwork, or wearing headphones at your desk. You might be able to reduce the problem without having to find another job.
Truth: Quitting your job without any idea what you’ll do next isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. With that said, it can also set you on the path to do what you’re meant to. So, at its heart, this decision is about what’s dangerous—taking a chance or staying still. If you’re not quite sure, think of the questions above, and whether the “yes” or “no” answers resonate most.
I wish you the best of luck and i hope whatever you decide to do it is the right choice