Should You Quit Your Job?

Take This Quiz to Find Out If It's Time to Say Goodbye.

Updated February 07, 2017

Should You Quit Your Job?

You got: Stay at Your Job

I got Stay at Your Job. Should You Quit Your Job?
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Congratulations! Based on your answers, it looks like things are going very well on your job. You don't have a good reason to quit. You may have some bad days from time to time, but everyone does.

Just because your job is mostly trouble-free, it doesn't mean you have to stay there forever. Fortunately, you can rest easy knowing that you don't have to leave unless you find a great opportunity somewhere else or things change.

If you think things could be even better than they are, you may be able to make some improvements. For example, are you concerned that you aren't earning enough money? You should talk to your boss about a raise. Do you want more responsibility? Ask for it. Perhaps your job itself is great, but you are beginning to question your occupational choice. Find out if you should change careers.

Should You Quit Your Job?

You got: Don't Quit Your Job Yet

I got Don't Quit Your Job Yet. Should You Quit Your Job?
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Your job isn't perfect, according to your answers, but you probably don't have to quit immediately. However, if your job is making you physically ill, you should consider leaving as soon as possible. A temp job can help you make ends meet until you find something permanent. You should even consider taking a job that is below your skill level if necessary. It is better than staying at one that is putting you at risk.

If your well-being isn't in jeopardy, you don't have to quit right now. You can start looking for a new job or you can try to fix some of the problems you are having. You won't be able to do anything about a long commute if that is something that is bothering you, but perhaps you can ask about telecommuting a couple of days a week. You can try to improve your relationships with your colleagues or boss, but you should realize that it is almost impossible to get along with everyone all the time.

Should You Quit Your Job?

You got: Quit Your Job ASAP

I got Quit Your Job ASAP. Should You Quit Your Job?
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Your answers indicate that you seem to have problems with your job that are beyond repair. If your job is making you sick, get out of there as soon as you can. Your health and well-being are too important to risk. If you don't have enough money saved up to support yourself, look at temp jobs or find something else to tide you over for now. Even a job that is below your skill level is better than one that jeopardizes your health or safety.

If you aren't in imminent danger, you don't have to quit immediately, but you can start looking for a new job now. Staying at your current place of employment won't get you anywhere. Update your resume, get your network in order and practice your job interviewing skills. Don't be in so much of a hurry to move on that you neglect to carefully evaluate any job offers you get. You don't want to end up in a situation that is the same, or even worse, than the one you are in now.