We always see stories of big-name resignations in the news and on social media. Managers of hedge funds quit with long letters that call out major stakeholders or executive leaders. Other managers resign with viral videos, full-page spreads in national newspapers – or in other loud, public ways.
Whether you’re dealing with an uncooperative team, a negative company culture, or other challenging factors, sometimes it really is an easy decision to resign from a role. Then in other cases, it may not be as clear-cut.
Either way, in your own career, it’s ideal to keep an eye out for signs that it’s time to leave. This way, you can resign professionally before the situation deteriorates – and well before you’ve even considered publicly shaming your manager on social media (not that we suggest that). Because when it comes down to it, while everyone loves the idea of a dramatic exit, the reality is that your career is worth more than that.