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QUIZ: Should You Quit Your Job?

QUIZ: Should You Quit Your Job?

Are you OVER your job? Maybe it's not challenging anymore, maybe you're underpaid, or maybe your boss just doesn't appreciate you. Whatever it is, you know it's time for a change, but are you really ready to quit your job? Related:I Quit! 7 Crazy Ways People Have Left Their Jobs Quitting is risky, but it can also be rewarding if you do it right. So, are you ready to do the big Q? Take this quiz to find out.

1. Have you served for at least two years?

(a) Yes, and I've enjoyed most of it. (b) No, I'm still pretty new to the job. (c) Yes, but I've been there WAY longer than that.

2. Have your career interests or aspirations changed?

(a) Nope! I still love the work I do. (b) Maybe a little. I'm not really sure anymore. (c) Yes. I don't know why I got into this kind of work in the first place.

3. Is there still room left for career advancement?

(a) Yes. (b) Yes, but I'm not really interested in moving up. (c) No. I'm going to be stuck at my current role until someone retires.

4. Are you mentally tired and bored with your current job?

(a) No, I find the work interesting, but I could use more of a challenge. (b) Yes. I'm constantly zoning out and procrastinating. (c) Bored? I wish! I'm straight up stressed out and exhausted all of the time.

5. Are you happy with other aspects in your life?

(a) Yes! I love my life outside of work. (b) Eh, I could use a few more hobbies in my life. (c) Other aspects in your life? People have those?

6. Is your company in trouble or are big changes coming?

(a) Nope, our company is doing very well, actually. (b) I'm not really sure. (c) Yes, and I'm afraid I'm going to lose my job.

7. Do you work under toxic leadership?

(a) No way - I love my boss! (b) Sometimes it's pretty bad, but I've learned to deal with it. (c) Toxic? That's a nice way of putting it...

8. Do you feel underappreciated?

(a) No - my boss praises my accomplishments on a regular basis. (b) Eh, I could use a few more pats on the back, I guess. (c) Yes - either my hard work goes unnoticed or someone else takes credit for it!

9. Are you underpaid for your role?

(a) No, I get a fair paycheck. (b) The pay could be better. (c) I definitely deserve a fatter paycheck for all of the extra work I put in.

10. Can you afford to quit?

(a) Yes, but I'm not sure I want to work at a new company. (b) No. I'm already struggling to pay my bills each month. (c) Probably, it might be tight for a little while, though.

11. Is there a better offer out there?

(a) Honestly, I haven't really looked. (b) Yes, but I'm not really sure if I'm willing to take the chance on a new job yet. (c) Yes! Better work, better boss, and better pay!


Mostly As: You're just ready for a promotion.

You love the work you do, but you find yourself getting bored. The work just isn't challenging anymore. Perhaps it's time to get a promotion! Click here for some tips on landing that promotion you deserve.

Mostly Bs: You're probably not ready to quit just yet.

You might not be in the position to quit just yet, however, you should definitely consider your options. You don't seem too happy at your current job. Maybe the work isn't challenging anymore. Maybe it wasn't what you thought it was when you first took the job. Whatever it is, something isn't right. If you are considering quitting, read this article to get some guidance.

Mostly Cs: Get out of there, FAST!

The time has come, the Walrus said, to GET OUT! Life is too short to work in such a toxic environment. Not only that, but the work is nothing like you expected it to be when you started. You're stressed out all the time and it's taking a toll on your life outside of the office. It's probably time to move on and out, especially if you have an offer in hand. However, don't just quit during an emotional meltdown. Be smart and be prepared. Read this article to learn how to quit the RIGHT way.


Quitting without a job comes with major risks, especially in this economy. Employers will often assume you got fired or you are too high maintenance and lack patience. Before you quit, make sure you've got a plan in place! Want to quit, but don't have a job offer in hand? Check out CareerHMO, a virtual career coaching service, to learn how to make an effective job change. This post was originally published on an earlier date.