How do you know when it's time to leave?
When you were hired because of who you are and you're now being asked to be someone you're not.
If this happens, it's time to go.
And, by the way, I'm not talking ethics here. I'm not talking about your work asking you to cook the numbers or hide injustice. I'm talking about the more innocuous yet dangerous situation where your employer hired you to be a cook because that's what you love but now they need you to wait tables with no end in sight.
Is it a bad thing to wait tables a little bit to help the company through a tough patch? Not necessarily. But beware of the bait-and-switch, like my buddy who got hired at a sports store to work in the hunting department because of his passion for hunting but found himself one day on the loading dock, unloading boxes of product. When he asked when he could go back to hunting the response was, "You're right where we need you for now."
P.S. He now sells guns online for a living and loves it. There's always something better if you'll keep your head up and look for it.
Hi! I'm Dustin.
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