In today's competitive world, people keep trying to thrive in their profession by hook or crook. Position and money matter to everyone as the former brings respect and latter brings luxury. However, often it is said that a person shouldn't lose their ethical values in the urge of earning more money.
Many people don't leave their jobs just because they don't feel it is right to do so. Some may have too many professional responsibilities on their shoulders which contribute to the company's growth while others may have a certain emotional attachment with their workplace that they cannot let go of no matter how much they might get paid in another job.
Having said that, working professionals often get confused between being loyal to their employer and having growth in their career. If you ask us, there isn't just one but several factors which determine if you must show your nobility towards your current job or think practically and run behind a company that is willing to pay you more. Not every workplace is the same and there are a few determinants which should help you make the decision to stay or shift.
To help you make an educated decision, let us give you a few reasons you should stay loyal to your job and shouldn't leave.
Prospective Growth Of The Company
There are different types of companies. Some keep growing regularly in terms of business while others never see a rise in their turnover. If you are working in an organisation which hasn't seen an annual growth of even a penny, then settling there would not be fruitful for your career as your skills won't be utilised and your salary will stay frozen.
On the other hand, if your employer is seeing unstoppable profit which is only expected to grow by the day, your position and salary ought to see a rise consistently. This is where you should spend years working.
Although rare, there are companies which bestow its employees with pleasant hikes after every fixed time interval, no matter if the profits are rising or the graph is unchanged. Leaving such a job for a better-paying company wouldn't be a wise decision.
You see, a company might hire you by offering more salary than your current company, but once you are aboard, there might not be any hike for several subsequent months.
Your Company's Dependency On You
An organisation is a success or failure because of its employees. Although there are many people whose presence or absence doesn't matter, some employees genuinely contribute to the growth of the company and if they leave, there might be a serious loss. If you are on such person, then rather than leaving your job, you can ask for a hike and, since you are an asset to the company, they have to pay you as per your demands. You should ask how much you think you deserve but never let the company suffer a loss because of you.
Amiable Managers Or Seniors
Wherever you work, people whom you report to/your managers play an important role in making your job hell or heaven. Some may be utterly friendly who forgive your most stupid mistakes, grant you urgent leaves, teach you new skills or give you enough room to explore and learn new things within the office.
Those who have such seniors, leaving a job becomes a tough decision as you never know what kind of manager you will have to work with in a new company. Having great managers is a blessing and if you have them above you, it has to be a reason to stay in the same place.
These were the reasons for you to not leave your current workplace as a sign of loyalty. Now, let's see two possible and important reasons for which you should leave your job for a higher paying one.
We come across several people who work, earn and fulfil numerous responsibilities which are a burden for them. Some may have a sick parent at home who are in need of costly and consistent treatment, while others might be in serious debt. If you are one such person, then thinking cold-heartedly has to be the only option and you must prefer higher pay over everything else.
Skills Not Being Utilised
Undeniably, all the value and money you receive are because of your skills which are profitable for the company. Thus, your skills are your biggest assets. If you think you are over skilled for your current job, then you must find an organisation where those skills will be fully utilised.