Reasons People Quit Their Jobs

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Written by Mikolaj Skubina

Man in search of new job

Why do people quit their jobs? Is it them or the workplace? In most cases, it’s both. Surprisingly, almost three percent of the workforce quit their jobs. Today, we’re going to be listing a few of the major reasons why people switch to another company or ultimately end up leaving their jobs. 

5 Common Reasons Why People Quit

We’ve all had jobs where we couldn’t stay for longer than a year. Some of you reading this may recall your previous job and how you couldn’t stay that long. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why employees leave a company.

Ineffective Management

It’s not surprising why we’ve listed this reason first. In almost every company, there’s always a jerk of a boss or a tyrant of a supervisor. Sometimes, this person does not directly affect employees, but they indirectly cause them to leave their jobs. Why?

There will almost always be a rippling effect if a manager at your workplace operates his or her business improperly. It could be related to how effectively inventory is stored or even how well your teammates perform. Even if you didn’t think your boss was being rude to you or making your day more stressful, there are other ways they could have influenced the environment and made your job ten times more difficult. The butterfly effect, which is commonly connected with these trigger events, can lead to people quitting their professions. Should you be considering quitting, start with a proper resume.

No Room for Growth

This is a significant issue for most of us. A highly ambitious person who is always seeking growth, whether in their own profession or in a field where they believe they can excel, will always switch their jobs if there is no room for growth. 

For example, if you work for a digital marketing firm doing social media advertising, you likely won’t want to be stuck doing marketing for just one type of social media. You’ll want to try out different types to see what you like best. 

Many individuals aren’t satisfied with the bare minimum, and neither should you. People are motivated to achieve excellence through progress and success. We climb the ladder by seizing chances as they arrive, and that may or may not be possible in your current position. There are no hard feelings; it’s a fantastic job. 

It’s just not where you want to be for the rest of your life. To excel in their careers, employers should encourage employees to obtain higher learning by getting an online degree and providing other growth opportunities.


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No Work-Life Balance

Some jobs are quite strict about paying you if you work from home for a few hours or will only pay you for work done between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. There may also be some businesses that have no limitations and will work you to death. 

You are a human being, and you must balance your personal and professional lives. Otherwise, you will likely be dissatisfied with your job. Some people can work seven days a week for a while but burn out after a few weeks. They’re never at home, and they never have time to spend with friends and family since they’re always working. 

Most people who have quit their jobs said that they were overworked and felt underappreciated, so they had to leave the position. Hence, you should always strive to achieve the ideal balance right for you. Everyone is unique – just keep in mind that you must look after yourself.

Lack of Training 

Nobody wants to work a 9-5 job and learn nothing. Nobody likes to do the same thing every day. Sure, maybe a few months of doing the same task will make you feel efficient. But as time passes, you’ll start to feel like the task is getting to you, and you’ll want more of a challenge. Many employees complain that due to the lack of training they receive, they have no chance at getting a different role within the organization. 

Employers should provide employees with online learning sessions such as online bootcamps to learn different skills, ultimately helping the company in the long run. Providing employees a chance to work on different skills and engage in various tasks in the company makes them feel valued. 


Many people will tell you that it’s never about the money. However, most of the time, it is. People switch jobs almost instantly when they get a better offer. Hence, organizations have to stay up to date with the competitive packages to retain the best employees. A low salary is a very common reason why people quit their jobs. 


There are many reasons people leave their jobs, but these are the most important ones we wanted to share with you. We hope this provides some perspective, particularly if you’re a new manager in the world of business.