Now, more than ever, you need to be thinking about how you intend to leave your job. Why, you ask? Because a recent survey by Salary.com found that a lot of you are not happy with your jobs and want out.
In a survey of 1,300 people, they found that 69% of respondents weren’t happy with their job. Last year, that number was only 43%.
The folks at Salary.com noted
Last year when we asked this question, 56% of all respondents said they planned to actively look for a new job in 2012. But with another year of workplace discontent under their belts, our survey shows that number has risen to 77% of employees who will be looking for greener pastures in 2013.
With so much discontent, it creates an ideal environment for burning bridges. And that’s the last thing anyone wants, especially you.
Example: The survey found that 28% are looking while they are at work.
Leaving your job may send a signal to your former employer that you may have been unhappy, underpaid, under-appreciated or another “un” adjective. On the other hand, looking for another job at work will clearly send a signal that you were an un-professional employee. Is that how you want to be remembered?