How do you know when it is time to quit your job - page 2

I have been working in a CICU for five years now, and I am wondering if the stress is getting to me.... Things are not the same on the unit, and a lot of people are leaving...... How do you know... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
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    When do you know if it is time to leave?????
    Each and every one of us has different boiling points. Here are a few indicators that should tell me when it is time to quit my job:

    1. If I dread coming to work every shift...
    2. If I feel burned out...
    3. If I start crying over something that usually does not evoke tears...
    4. If the workplace stress manifests itself in life-threatening physical symptoms such as chest pains, etc.
  2. by   caliotter3
    When you are harassed, intimidated, stalked, assaulted, etc. by a client and your employer tells you that you can pay for an escort out of your own pocket and that you can't get a restraining order, and refuses to treat you with basic human respect.
  3. by   DeLana_RN
    I think you already know. I know I did in each of the jobs I finally quit, but - like many people - I made excuses for the things that I didn't like and/or were bad. Humans, and especially women, just don't like change and often put up with horrible/toxic conditions far longer than they should.

    Five years is a long time and will impress any interviewer; don't be afraid to look around, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

    Good luck!


    P.S. Five years in a more or less toxic environment have led me to the job that I think I'm meant to have. Without this experience, I probably wouldn't have gotten it. And yes, I stayed too long, but I had my reasons and wouldn't stay this long in such an environment again. You learn, sometimes the hard way.
    Last edit by DeLana_RN on Jan 13, '07