Nobody likes to change company. You’ll be forced to adapt to a new environment (new company), prepare and attend interview, face different customers, follow different processes or procedures, obey new set of rules and conditions, etc. It’s never easy especially for people who are introvert. However, there are times when situation forces us to change to a new company. In this post, we’ll look at some of the possible reasons which normally cause an employee to change company.

Do note that this post is not meant for people who like to “jump ships” in order to get higher pay in the new job.

  1. Nothing to learn
    • Learning is one of the most important aspects in one’s life. If you find that there’s nothing more to learn in your current company, perhaps it is time to move on.
    • How to know that you’re learning nothing? You’ll realize it after few months of doing the same job over and over again.
    • Do speak to your supervisor before you decide to leave the company. He/she might have different plan for you.
  2. Company has no new projects
    • When a company has no new project for a few months, it is definitely a bad sign.
    • At this moment of time, it is best to voice your concerns to your supervisor or top management. You have the right to know what are their plans.
    • If there’s still no new project…….and you’re sitting there wasting your time, then it is time to move on.
    • If you don’t, I can assure you that the company will think of some ways to make you leave – to minimize cost.
  3. Pay cut
    • Sometimes, when company is not doing well…they need to cut down their expenditure…which include salary cut.
    • A good company will never cut your pay. They’ll only do so when they’re desperate.
    • True, most companies will lay off their employees….but those only happen in big companies. Smaller companies don’t do that. They will only cut your pay. 🙂
  4. Stagnant salary
    • Everyone needs money to survive. It pays to be patience since most companies will test your patience by making your salary stagnant for a while.
    • However, if you are not receiving any rewards (items or monetary)…….after a lot of hard work….and after waiting for a long period of time, then you should give up. Most probably your company does not have the plan to reward you.
    • Prepare to leave when your pay remains the same after 2 years of working for the same company.
    • A company who doesn’t reward you is not worth your time.
  5. Unreasonable supervisors
    • Sometimes, we’ll be put together in a team with a “boss from hell”. This big bully in your team is so powerful that there’s no way you can overturn his rule. You can only obey and follow his outrageous demands……..which are way beyond your scope at times.
    • Try talking to someone higher up. Voice out your concerns and unhappiness. If you’re afraid, do check with your colleagues who are under the same boss. If all of you are sharing the same opinion, then it is time to voice out.
    • Time to move on if there’s really nothing you can do to get out of his grasp.
  6. Unfriendly colleagues
    • Nobody lives alone in the working environment. If your colleagues are unfriendly……and there’s absolutely no way you can mix with them, then it is time for you to move on to another company…or if possible, another team or department.
    • It’s important to have fun while working……..and there won’t be much fun when you are working around unfriendly or even hostile colleagues.
  7. Egoistic top management
    • It is important that your bosses are the people who listen and remember. This way, the employees can voice out their opinions or concerns whenever necessary to these bosses……..and they will think about it.
    • If they’re stubborn and egoistic people who never listen to the opinions of the employees…….then you can either continue to do your work quietly……..or you can move on to another company in search of a management team who is more open-minded.

Leaving a company is never a good thing to do. Some people (like me) would get emotional………..since it’s never easy to get nice and helpful colleagues. To some people, their colleagues are considered part of his/her family. However, there are times when we have to move on ….especially when things are out of our control…or when things are so obvious that we need to consider moving to advance our careers. It’s never easy….but good things never come easy in this world.

Hope it helps.

If anyone of you has other reasons for leaving a company, do post up in the comment section below. I’m facing a bit of writer’s block now. 🙂

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