Quit Job Poll

Poll: What Makes You Want To Quit A Job?


Every one of us, for one reason or another, has thought about leaving our job at some point in our lives. We feel underappreciated, underpaid, and even overwhelmed. Several of us have felt this way, yet we stick with our jobs as long as we have to. But what makes us want to quit a job to the point where we actively seek another career?

Whether it’s long hours, a bad boss, or unfriendly co-workers, we all have our deal breakers. What’s yours?

What do you think? Please take our poll and tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!

What makes you want to leave a job?

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Belen Chacon

Belen is a journalism graduate student at California State University, Northridge. She spends her time interning wherever she can and tweeting her heart out. You can follow her @journobelen.


  1. Abusive and toxic corporate culture has occurred in a couple of my jobs. I’ve also had an abusive boss. Ended up quitting before the atmosphere completely ruined my psyche. It’s true , it is defined from the top and trickles down to the bottom. Luckily I am now able to spot it right away should it ever happen again.

    I think abuse in the workplace is an issue that is very rarely talked about.

  2. I have quit my last job for not been allowed by my manager to join a different job within organization even after selection procedure was done and i was given an offer letter by hiring manager.

    I am planning to quit my current company because of no process exists to perform your tasks and you are responsible and accountable to complete the job within specified time. Also the tasks which are not relevant to your domain are dumped. Eg. Project manager has tasks to implement, service delivery, Operations, SLA/Reporting, man power management, Procurement (which is ok), additionally responsible for billing, payment tracking etc. etc….

  3. I once quit a job without having a new one to go (not recommended!) to because the work environment was so toxic. What drove me to this was a combination of bad boss, internal politics getting in the way of actually driving business, lack of autonomy (too much micro-managing going on), lack of opportunity for internal lateral movement or promotion all combined with a terribly long commute. Sometimes there are limits to just how much one person can take. We spend far too much time at work to be significantly unhappy. Life is too short for that.

  4. I have left jobs before, and for several reasons combined. The first being that I found a job that was better, across the board – closer to home, better pay, better hours, better benefits, and better fit to my career goals. However, I have also left a couple of jobs due to the following reasons, combined: low pay, long hours, unappreciated, overworked, and bad co-workers. I have never left a job for only one reason, listed here or above. It is always a combination of not so great things, and a combination of better things at a new job.

  5. I’ve been in several abusive workplaces – and the abuse has come from the top. So I quit – but first I make sure that I have another job to go to!

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