Burned out at work? Tired of your routine? Putting in 80 hours a week and no raises in the past two years? Boss giving you ulcers? You may find yourself in an unhealthy work space and decide you need to leave. One word of caution – know where you are running.
Often when we are unhappy at our current roles, we dream of something, anything different. While I do recommend that you do try and get out of unhealthy work environments as soon as you can, be sure you are heading to a good situation and not just a “at least it is not here” option.
Running From vs. Running To
A friend of mine likes to use this phrase when evaluating people who are leaving their jobs. He likes to ask them if they are running from or to something. Running from a situation will cause you to make a hasty decision and could result in another poor employment situation. Running to a destination occurs when you are excited about the next step and the possibilities it holds.
Then next time you change roles, be sure you are running to a new situation as opposed to running from your current one.