Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

So your boss is a slave driver?

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0x190.jpeg” alt=”” width=”190″ height=”190″ />Does he make you stay after office hours, go to work on a Saturday, or expect you to finish next month’s work – today?

Does he pitch catch phrases like “We are making history here people!”?

You’re in a dillema. “Should I stay or should I go?” you ask yourself. You feel overworked, but can’t just quit, you have a responsibility to your family.

What to do?

1. Pray.
Whenever you are tempted to run away, run to God instead. Seek for direction. There must be a reason why you are going through this trial. What

if ‘something good’ can come out of it?

2. Think.

You’re probably emotional. Postpone, give yourself a week to think clearly. There is wisdom in being patient.

3. Ask a mentor for advice.

He/she may have experienced the same thing. Consider his/her opinion on the matter. There is always something to learn from others.

4. Talk to your boss.

Be respectful. Be honest how you feel about the situation. Describe how the pressure is taking a toll on your performance, personal well-being and family. (proceed with caution)

5. Make a decision.

If you decide to stay, promise yourself not to whine or complain. Instead, find ways on how you can thrive in this ‘challenging’ work environment. (It was your decision to stay after all)

Staying and doing mediocre work isn’t an option. Continue to do your best work. (even if you plan on leaving later)
Now, if you decide to go, make sure it’s in good faith. Practice professionalism. Give proper notice. Turn over work to others properly. Keep your

friends (co-workers) and exit gracefully.

 

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