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
Jan 12, '07Occupation: CRRN, now a case management RN Specialty: Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 38,032; Likes: 69,287Quote from CCURNEach 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:When do you know if it is time to leave?????
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.
Jan 12, '07Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 38,000; Likes: 37,221When 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.
Jan 12, '07Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 823; Likes: 849I 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.
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