The Great Quit: How to Quit Your Job With Confidence

What’s up, everyone? It’s your boy, Brandon Copeland aka Professor Cope, and you’re now tuned in to another very special episode of Deal with the money.

I know I know. You like new digs. In 2022, it’s time to step up our game. But, as always on Deal with the moneywe must speak truth.

Resign from your job. How do you know it’s time for you to quit your job and how do you prepare for it?

We need to talk about the Great Resignation.

Navigating the Great Resignation

The cost of living keeps rising while wages stay the same. Working conditions have deteriorated further during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for many people the thought of quitting their jobs seems increasingly enticing.

If you are one of those people, here are some strategies to help you quit smoking responsibly.

Know the reason for your departure

First, we need to assess, “Why am I leaving in the first place?” I need you to be honest with yourself about why you left.

Will leaving this job propel you towards the life you want, or is it a decision made out of passion after a particularly difficult day? Recognize your emotional state and never, ever give up just out of anger.

Plan your next move

Another thing we need to consider is plotting our next move. We must be prepared.

Now that you have decided to quit, you should try to find a new job before leaving your current job, if possible. If you’re looking for the perfect work-life balance, be sure to find a company that suits your lifestyle.

Whether it’s a remote work policy, office location, benefits – you need to make sure you’ve thought it through and take the time to leave your current role for a role that suits and actually enhances the lifestyle you are looking to achieve.

If you’re trying to pursue a specific career or move up the corporate ladder, you’ll want to find a role that will build your resume and allow you to grow.

Make sure your new job doesn’t have the same downside as your old one. If you quit because of a mean boss, make sure your new boss is nicer. If you are leaving due to workload, make sure the new one is more manageable.

I see it time and time again: people give up because they believe the grass is greener on the other side. However, once you get to that lawn, you realize, “Man, that’s the same green color.”

Although I personally don’t recommend quitting your job without getting another one, you know your situation better than anyone. If there is a risk that you will become unemployed for a while, make sure you have enough money and resources to survive until an opportunity arises.

Don’t burn the bridges

Another thing you want to avoid, and I see it happen a little too often. You don’t want to cut ties. Do not cut any connection that could be extremely useful later. Is your business owned by a larger company that you could possibly work for later? Were you on good terms with your manager or boss before you quit?

Give your two weeks notice. Try to work out all the details about your responsibilities so that you can leave your workplace better than it was before you got there.

Ultimately, we understand that life is about relationships. Your network equals your net worth. So we want to avoid severing ties with people or cutting bridges because you never know when it might come back to bite you, which actually brings me back to my next point.

Keep your online pages clean

Keep your online presence professional. Please, please, please do not disparage current or former employers. Even when justified, future employers will not like to see complaints from the public.

Yes, sometimes it feels good to let off steam and spread this stuff. However, if it can ultimately affect you negatively and affect your pocket in the future, is it really worth it?

And speaking of social media and your social presence, be sure to update your social pages. If you use sites like LinkedIn or Facebook to network, be sure to keep your profile up to date with your education, work experience, and this new employer.

Trust your instincts

And finally, trust your instincts. You have to trust yourself when it comes to quitting your job. You know your situation and situation better than anyone.

If you’ve gone through all the steps we’ve talked about and you still feel confident about quitting your job, then do it. Don’t let a bad employer make you feel bad about staying on their team.

And no matter what you do, everyone deserves to be paid for their hard work, and you deserve to be happy. They are not mutually exclusive.

Ultimately, there are ways to make sure you’re taking action towards your ultimate dream goal and the dream job or profession that you find happiness in, but let’s do it strategically.

Don’t let the excitement of leaving an unpleasant job leave you jobless, unprepared, and ultimately unpaid.

Make sure the Great Resignation is also great for you. Quitting a job you’re not happy with could and should be the first step toward achieving the ideal life for yourself.

That being said, I wish you the best of luck with your decision, and I hope you can use this as a resource and a tool to confidently guide you through this next career path.

As always, I hope you all stay safe, stay blessed, and stay sane. Deal with the money. I’ll see you next time.

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