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How do you know when it's time to quit a job?

cjvol

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1. They stop paying you
2. You fucked the boss’ wife
3. The job sucks and everyone but you knows it
4. You find another job
5. You started your own business
6. You spend more time on Crootn than working
 

Sgfeer

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You bothered to post this question. It’s time to move on. You already know it. Now go find a better job (note: don’t quit the shitty job until you find it)


This,

Plus you notice too much of your time is spent doing things that aren't productive, but just shit folks want you to do, reporting, projections, diversity meetings, and a whole bunch of drivel
 

tiderollsonu

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my issue is that it's a small company and the guy who owns it is making some very questionable decisions. The problem is that he has been a friend of mine since before he hired me.

This is why I am very anti social with my coworkers. Small company and a bunch of them hang out on weekends but I live an hour away so gives me an excuse not to join in. Grandaddy used to tell me don't shit where you eat boy.... Hope this helps OP
 

Cazvol

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my issue is that it's a small company and the guy who owns it is making some very questionable decisions. The problem is that he has been a friend of mine since before he hired me.

Been there. I worked in a similar situation. The place ran smooth when he wasn't there (of course, I was second in charge) 😊 I eventually moved on. One year later he was busted for kiddie porn, lost the business and spent 3 years in the pokey.

You could always have a serious meeting with him since he's a good friend and get his take on the direction of the company, etc. Your decision to stay or not could be based on the outcome of the meeting.

P.S. Don't threaten to leave, etc., or give any indication of it until you have something else to go to.
 

UNC71-00

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Been there. I worked in a similar situation. The place ran smooth when he wasn't there (of course, I was second in charge) 😊 I eventually moved on. One year later he was busted for kiddie porn, lost the business and spent 3 years in the pokey.

You could always have a serious meeting with him since he's a good friend and get his take on the direction of the company, etc. Your decision to stay or not could be based on the outcome of the meeting.

P.S. Don't threaten to leave, etc., or give any indication of it until you have something else to go to.

Yeah that’s solid advice.

I have had discussions with him about where he wants the company to go. Bottom line is that he has no idea.

This shit worked fine when it was 10% the size it is now. However, he does not realize that everything changes when you grow 10x in 3 years and he still tries to run it the same way.

Something happened today though that left no doubt that it is time to move on. I am going to set up a business just like this one used to be and ask him if he wants to work out a JV where I will pay him something over the next 3 years. If not, I will still go do it and he won’t get a dime. Fortunately, I have no non-compete or NDA.
 

Cazvol

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Yeah that’s solid advice.

I have had discussions with him about where he wants the company to go. Bottom line is that he has no idea.

This shit worked fine when it was 10% the size it is now. However, he does not realize that everything changes when you grow 10x in 3 years and he still tries to run it the same way.

Something happened today though that left no doubt that it is time to move on. I am going to set up a business just like this one used to be and ask him if he wants to work out a JV where I will pay him something over the next 3 years. If not, I will still go do it and he won’t get a dime. Fortunately, I have no non-compete or NDA.

Why would you want to work out a JV? It's good you have no written non-compete. Are you going to take some of your clients with you? Be careful there if you are about courting them while you're still with the company. Don't call them on company time if you do it. Word will get back to him either way....it always does. I've seen this happen before and have seen lawsuits arise from it. I don't know if legally he would win, but it's still an aggravation.
 

PriceAU26

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Honestly I think it’s when you start looking at your salary and figuring out if I made X then I would bring in X every month which is X more than I do now.

I think when money becomes a factor it’s prob time to move on from what you’re doing.

if you make good money then go buy a jet ski.
 

UNC71-00

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Why would you want to work out a JV? It's good you have no written non-compete. Are you going to take some of your clients with you? Be careful there if you are about courting them while you're still with the company. Don't call them on company time if you do it. Word will get back to him either way....it always does. I've seen this happen before and have seen lawsuits arise from it. I don't know if legally he would win, but it's still an aggravation.

Good question and good points.

We all run the same small friend group and I want to do everything possible to show that I left in the best possible way.
 

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