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Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit...Yet

Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit...Yet

By Norma Pauline Mushkat Gaffin, Monster Staff Writer

January 10, 2011

Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn’t keep you in a job you can’t stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you’re fine right where you are.

1. You’re Happy

We’re not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you’re happy, you’re going to be more productive, and that will impact the company’s (and your own) bottom line.

2. You’re Learning

You can race up the corporate ladder with agility, but if you don’t learn anything on the way, you won’t enjoy a lengthy stay. Anything you learn is another bullet on your resume.

3. The Company Is Hiring

This is not the smart hiring you’re used to seeing, after all times are tough. But as attrition occurs, is your company replacing essential personnel? You want to see your employer focusing on the bottom line without putting its continued success in jeopardy.

4. The Company Listens to Its Workers

Employees are often a company’s most valuable asset. If processes don’t work or morale is low, the workers are the ones to know. But remember: Decisions are based on the big picture, which may include some facts every employee cannot be privy to.

5. The Company Has a Plan

Does your employer have a mission and clear goals? Is there a plan for reaching those goals? Clarity is important for every worker, and it’s even more important for the larger business.

6. The Company Fixes Its Problems

Everyone makes mistakes, and true virtue lies in how they’re corrected. If your company actively tries to mend itself, then you know it’s getting ready for the long haul.

7. The Company Promotes from Within

This goes back to employees being a company’s biggest asset. Does your company reward its workers and promote accordingly? That shows the company is willing to invest in you, and your investment in the company could have a payoff.


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