I don’t support quitting in general– unless it’s something destructive to you, of course. The United States is going through what is being called, “The Great Resignation” as of writing this. 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November of 2021 when there were 10.6 million job openings. That’s insane!
While government officials and economists are debating why this is happening, I want to do something about it and support my argument as to why you shouldn’t quit your job.
Quitting Your Job is Lethal to Morale
The first reason that I immediately think of why you follow along with this “Great Resignation” is that you’ll kill your morale. The period between you resigning from your old job and finding a new one always feels like forever. Other than looking for the next step in your career, you’re just watching Netflix and waiting for phone calls. This lack of production is enough to make the most positive people depressed.
Why would you put yourself in that position voluntarily?
You’ll Start from the Bottom… Again
Don’t get me wrong, there isn’t anything wrong with starting from the bottom. You learn a lot of valuable lessons. But only a fool would choose to do it more than once. No matter the position you take, you start from zero wherever you go after you quit a job.
Until you establish yourself at a new company, you don’t exist to the people there. You will have to convince a whole new group of people that you know what you’re doing. You may have to relearn the ropes, so to speak. There is a certain level of strength that comes from just being known in an organization. Don’t give it up so easily.
Look, I don’t know all the circumstances of your life and what you’re going through. What I do know is that victory belongs to those in the arena, and today’s arena is the workplace. I hope I have at least shown you good reasons why not to be a part of the “Great Resignation.” I know that you have greatness in you and greatness doesn’t quit.