Originally published at: https://www.sitepoint.com/4-signs-its-a-bad-idea-to-quit-your-job/
And what to do when you have to stay.
Edwarden, a developer and StackExchange user, wanted advice.
His boss yelled at him for requesting a promotion in the future. Or more specifically, asking for advice on the best process for receiving a promotion. Edwarden exceeded his manager's expectations. Other managers were also very happy with his performance as well.
His manager also knew what Edwarden wanted to discuss ahead of time.
It didn't matter.
His manager exploded. He began yelling, shouting and stomping his feet. "You've only been here... how many months?! Seven?! And now you're asking for a promotion!" His manager threw a tantrum and continued to interrupt him until he agreed that he had no "additional concerns."
Here's the Advice He Received from Other Users
You should quit your job.
- You should look for a new job, I don't think your boss is going to promote you
- How many red flags do you need to see before you look for a new job?
- Do yourself a favor and get out
- This shows you why the turnover rate is high and why you should try to get out as soon as possible
Is it a bad idea for him to quit his job?
How do you know?
It's not something we're taught in school. We graduate, get a job and then we're just supposed to figure this out on our own. While some of us do, many of us don't.
That's the question.
What are the signs that indicate it's a bad idea to quit your job? First, let's take a look at some of the more common/obvious answers.