Should I Ghost My Job?
Are you feeling stuck in your current job? Are you considering ghosting your place of work? ‘Ghosting’ is when you suddenly leave without notifying your employer in advance. It’s a pretty dramatic way to quit, though it is becoming more and more common.
So, is ghosting the right choice for you? There are some advantages and disadvantages to consider before you decide.
- Save Time and Stress – You don’t have to go through the hassle of telling your boss or going through onboarding processes when leaving your job.
- Preserve Your Reputation – Ghosting means that your employer will likely think of you in a neutral or mildly positive light instead of a negative one.
- Negative Effect on Career – Ghosting can have a negative effect on your professional reputation, making it difficult to find future employment.
- Burn Bridges – Ghosting could mean that you burn bridges with your former employer, making it difficult for potential employers to contact them for a reference.
- Career Confidence Loss – If you ghost your job and it doesn’t go smoothly, it could lead to a loss of confidence in your skills and abilities.
Before you make any decisions, consider the pros and cons of ghosting your job. Ultimately, the decision to ghost should be based on how much stress and time you want to save, how much you value your professional reputation, and how confident you are in your abilities to continue your career without burning bridges.