12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job
So you've been rehearsing your "You can't fire me—I quit!" speech in the mirror. But are you sure you want to take it out of the bathroom?
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4. Is What You Really Want a Promotion?
Go ahead, take one of those pretending-to-go-to-the-bathroom-but-really-walking-by-your-boss walks. Do you wish you were she? Or does she exude a stress that makes your heart palpitate? Macon York
, who runs her own letterpress and design business, told me, "I moved to New York City to be a magazine designer, but it hit me that the people above me seemed to be busier, more stressed, and doing more managerial work." She asked herself, "Do I actually want a promotion?" At 25, the answer was yes (she was designing). "I knew that at 40 the answer would be no—I'd likely be more of a manager," she says. "So I began to move in the direction of working for myself." If it turns out that the next step for you doesn't seem appealing, perhaps a change is in order.
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