What to consider before ‘rage-quitting’

If you feel like you’ve had enough, don’t resign in a huff. Mind these tips from FlexJobs to make a more thoughtful exit.

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Considerations before rage-quitting

We’ve all been tempted to submit an impromptu resignation or quit in some dramatic fashion.

As satisfying as it might be to use the next all-hands Zoom as your chance to sign off with a rant for the ages, it’s wise to take a longer view of your career. And err on the side of not burning bridges.

According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of employees who quit increased to 3.9 million. This tumultuous job market is fueling “The Great Resignation” and is prompting droves of employees to abruptly leave their roles in search of greener pastures. This remarkable spike in “rage-quitting” is leaving many employers in a difficult spot, but it could be troublesome for workers, too.

To help you avoid the pitfalls of “rage-quitting” and make more clear-minded career decisions, we collected insights from FlexJobs writer Rachel Pelta. She shares this guidance from FlexJobs’ top career coaches.

1. You’re not sure your work matters.

If employees fail to see how their labor contributes to the greater good of the company—or to the world—they likely won’t stick around for long.

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