Should I Quit My Job? A Test
Here is a quiz I put together. It is self-scoring, so you’ll need to do the math in your head. Don’t worry; it’s easy. After you have completed the test, read the results for my interpretation of your score.
Give yourself one point for each checked box.
Finished? Good! Tally your checks.
0-2 points: You have no plans to quit your job any time soon. In fact, overall you are pretty content. No need to worry.
3 points: There are certain areas of your work life that could use improvement. Isolate what these areas are (make a list of everything that is bugging you) and deal with them soon, or they will become worse.
4-6 points: Things definitely should be better in your professional life. You should probably start seeking alternative employment/means of income because your work life is invading your real life. At the very least, work on making your job better if there is no other option in the short term. Negotiate some work-from-home days. Start a side-project of some kind and plan to make your escape.
7-9 points: Immediate action is needed. Ask yourself how you got to this position in your life and what you can do to extricate yourself from it. If the problem is financial, try to find other ways of making your income. If you have NO way out at the present time (there is no such thing, really) consider talking with a professional. One way or another, you need to quit your job, because it’s really ruining your life.
10-13 points: Quit your job. Nothing is worth this much stress. Just up and quit. Living on credit for a short time or even mooching off a friend or parent for awhile is better than the daily hell you live with. You need to immediately take back your life!
How did you score?
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Scott Jackson September 26, 2007 at 3:38 pm
Some of those things could be from something else, not necessarily your job.
Mike September 27, 2007 at 6:57 pm
Nope. All are job-related 😉
When I wrote this I was thinking about how work could influence other areas of life, rather than if a person’s life already had issues. Work-life balance is still a very important factor in an individual’s well-being.
Scott Jackson September 28, 2007 at 3:23 pm
They could be job related. However personally I’m very depressed but it has nothing to do with work. However it can make it seem like work is the problem, even though it is not.
Reg October 3, 2007 at 10:34 am
Before quitting any job we should be able to answer these 8 questions.
KP March 11, 2011 at 11:26 am
This is bullshit, not all of it has to do with your job i could be depressed for other reasons..