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Should I quit my job?
I have recently changed my job. But I just can't fit in to my new job. The work load of this new job is much greater than the job before. I can't sleep well at night. And it is horrible to take sick leave, because i have to handle tons of tasks the next day.
My boss always urge me to do faster also.
I am under a lot of stress every day.
I am asking should I quit this job?
Posted Sunday 15th September 2013 12:38:00 AM
Everyone is blessed with own talent and this makes us unique of each other. Sometimes it is not due to incapable to handle a work but rather seeing if the work matches with personal objective. If this does not match then this will affect self motivation which led to inner having conflict with external factor. May be its time to look for a work that is of interest but of course this must not run counter with security that a job brings or there will be stress again.
Sidney Yuen - Career Doctor
Posted Thursday 22nd August 2013 01:07:00 AM
Dear Yan You must have been under quite a lot of stress lately. It sounds like that the amount of workload is unreasonable to you. My immediate advice is to take action swiftly to change the current position that you are in. Otherwise, you will get into a lose-lose situation. First of all, it's not the workload that's causing the problem. Take a step back and ask some key questions. How competent are you in handling those assigned tasks? What are the consequences of not finishing those tasks on time? Is there a better way to handle them? Do you enjoy doing those tasks? And why? With the limited information given, I don’t know the nature of the tasks and it is important to have a productive dialogue with your boss. The fact that she wants you to do them faster, there must be a reason, do look beyond the completed tasks and to see how this would affect the end customers, these customers maybe internal or external. At the end of the day, it is about providing value. The ability to provide value is the reason why customers want to do business with you. If your boss has an opinion that you can do them faster, I would suggest that you talk to her and express your concerns, seek her help and listen to what she has to say. However, before you do that, conduct a quick analysis to see what can be done to improve the situation and be ready to raise your suggestions and discuss with her. Yan, running away from this is not a solution as you may encounter a similar situation in the future. If you manage this well, then it would be a precious experience. The quality of your life has a direct correlation to the quality of your communication with those around you and within you. How you interact with others will have an impact to customer relationship, maintain a positive attitude and be self-confident. We don’t live in a vacuum, if you need help, ask for it and you will be amazed that most people are willing to help. Take a deep breath, think, embrace the challenge and do things differently. Only then will you achieve your work satisfaction driven by competency, attitude and interests. Good luck!
Posted Wednesday 21st August 2013 06:27:00 AM
That probably means you don't have the skills for this job. It's not good for your health to live under so much stress. I recommend that you do leave this job OR you should ask for more training if that's what you need.