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Stick or quit? The exit strategy

By Antal International

To stay or to leave? Over 60% of professionals plan to quit their job and start more exciting career opportunities. When it comes to careers, the decision to stick with a company or quit can be difficult and overwhelming. This is the moment you need to take a step back and take an objective view of your current professional situation. 


Making the decision to stick with a company or quit can feel a bit like playing a game of poker. Just like in poker, you need to weigh your options and make calculated risks. If you have a strong hand, it might be worth sticking around to see if you can win big in the long run. But if you’re dealt a weak hand or if the odds are stacked against you, it might be time to fold and move on to the next game. Just like in poker, sometimes it's better to cut your losses and move on to better opportunities. 


 On one hand, staying with a company can provide stability and a sense of security, while on the other hand, leaving a company can lead to new opportunities and growth. In this newsletter, we’ll explore the reasons to stick with a company and the reasons to quit.


Why stick with a company: 


  1. Career opportunities: Staying with a company can provide opportunities for growth and development within your current role. You can learn new skills and take on new responsibilities, which can help you advance in your career.
  2. Promotions: Many companies have a clear path for promotion and advancement. If you are a hard worker and show initiative, you may be considered for a promotion to a higher position within the company.
  3. Training opportunities: Companies often offer training programs to help employees upskill and learn new skills. This can help you become a more valuable asset to the company and improve your job prospects.
  4. Fulfilling career: Sticking with a company that offers a fulfilling role with a sense of purpose and intellectual challenges can provide incredible psychological benefits, such as a sense of accomplishment, personal growth, and job satisfaction.

Why quit a company: 


  1. Toxic environment: If your workplace is toxic, it can be detrimental to your mental and emotional health. A toxic work environment can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor leadership, workplace bullying, and harassment.
  2. Poor work-life balance: If the job requires working long hours or being available outside of regular work hours, it may cause burnout and negatively impact personal life.
  3. Micromanaging: If you feel like you are constantly being micromanaged, it can be frustrating and demotivating. This can lead to a lack of trust between you and your employer, which can ultimately impact your job satisfaction and performance.
  4. Lack of career advancement opportunities: If you feel like you’ve hit a ceiling in your current role, it may be time to consider leaving your company. If your employer doesn’t offer opportunities for growth and development, it may be difficult to advance in your career.


The events of recent years, including the pandemic, have caused jobseekers to re-evaluate their priorities at work and in other areas of their lives. The fact that millions of people have left their jobs has helped to remove the stigma attached to resignation. Quitting should no longer be seen as a sign of failure, but rather as a calculated risk, even an act of courage. As we navigate an uncertain future, it is important to remember that quitting can often lead to greater gains than hanging on.


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