Quitting your job might be the best thing you ever do, but we don’t advocate you resigning without thinking things through properly first. We’ve put together some questions to ask yourself before you write that letter:
Do you like what you do?
If you like your job, but something else at work is making you want to leave, then consider whether you’d stay if the situation could be resolved. Have you tried talking to your manager, their manager, HR or your union? Talking things through with someone might open up solutions which mean you can stay in a role you enjoy.
What if you could work more flexibly?
When things at work or home are difficult (and even when they’re not), consider your right to request flexible working. People often assume it’s for parents or carers, but these days anyone can apply. Would you consider staying if you were able to work from home regularly, cut down/compress your hours, or work at different times? It’s not possible for all workers to do this, but if your working environment drives you crazy, 1 or 2 days a week away from it can make a big difference.Continue reading