Work stress is harming your health.
If the thought of heading to work each day is taking a toll on your mental and physical well-being, it may be time to call it quits. Warning signs may include weight gain, trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety and nausea before you start your week. In addition to making you sick, a toxic work culture can stunt your career growth and hurt your self-confidence.
You'd hate to have your boss's job.
Some workers are eager to get promoted when their supervisors leave. But if your boss's job sounds like a soul-crushing express ticket, then you may be at the wrong company - or even in the wrong industry. It's time to reexamine what you want out of your career and consider moving to a new job.
Your boss is a bully.
A boss who teases you about characteristics, sexually harasses you or doesn't give you the credit you deserve is a bully. Talking to your manager or human resources about the problem may remedy it. If that's not an option or it doesn't work, it may be time to put in your two weeks' notice. The longer you work for a toxic boss, the more accustomed you'll get to bad treatment.
You're woefully underpaid.
If you're making peanuts - and struggling to get substantial raises - heading to a new company may give you a chance to negotiate a higher salary. Here's how to figure out what you're worth at work.
Your life is changing.
If you're moving across the country, starting a family or heading back to school, quitting your job may be necessary to keep your personal life moving forward. It may be worth trying to convince your boss to let you work remotely, especially if your move is prompted by your partner's career, but those kinds of requests aren't always successful.