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When you are working for a company it can be difficult to know when it is an appropriate time to leave. We often have bad days and we more often than not get through them. But when your bad days outnumber your good days, is it time to start thinking about moving on? Here are three reasons to leave your current role.

Culture shift

This can happen in many different ways. It can be either you or the company that changes. For example, if you work with a company where a work hard play hard mentality is encouraged, this can suit you when you were younger. But maybe now you have decided to settle down or maybe there is a child in the equation. Suddenly the culture of the office may no longer suit you because your priorities have changed. Alternatively, companies change their culture through acquisitions or new hires. If your company is being bought out by a larger company, there are usually new rules implemented by the investor. Some of these rules can cause drastic changes to the culture of the company and it may be time for you to move on.

Career Progression

In most industries, there are only so many manager and supervisor positions. Once they are filled, they tend to stay filled until someone leaves. This leads to your career plateauing. You are suddenly in the same position for years and not only can this lead to frustration on your part but also career stagnation. This can manifest in one of two ways; you are expected to take on more responsibility without being paid more for it. Or you are stuck doing the same job. It may be time for you to move on when you have been doing the same things for years and you are not learning anything new.


Let’s face it, we all love getting paid. Everybody’s situation is different, but the end result is the same, we work and then we get paid. If however you feel that what you are doing is not being properly compensated. It may be time for you to move on. This is a potentially difficult topic to talk about but before you commit to moving, you will need to talk with your manager about a raise. If they say no, then it is time for you to move on. The reason this is important is because if successful in your job hunt, you will more likely be counter-offered. Read our blog on counteroffers and why it may not be a good idea to accept it.

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