Time to Quit
While many of Chase's shareholders have called for his resignation, the embattled CEO has publicly stood firm in his decision not to relinquish his position.
The situation raises questions of timing when it comes to leaving a job. Business executives, consultants and career coaches provide their advice for how you know when it's time to walk away.
Whether it's due to missing numerous days of work, losing a major client or even office politics, a sullied reputation is hard to overcome, according to Patricia Siderius, managing director of executive outplacement services with BPI group.
"It may be unlikely that you will recover your once-stellar reputation, so a fresh start is your best option," Siderius said.
Company is a sinking ship
Watts said it's important to be aware when a company is starting to drown.
"Gone are the days of paternal bosses guiding your career for years and retirement parties with gold watches," Watts said. "If you know your company is dying, it’s time to start looking for other options." She said making that move is more crucial than ever, as many companies are hesitant to hire those who are unemployed, or have been unemployed for a while.
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And a stalled career means it's time to either look for additional tasks or start looking for a new job.
"If your daily work routine lacks mental stimulation and you already know the answers and can usually anticipate the questions, it may be time to move on," Zugec said.
Not learning anything
Kaplan said she's followed that advice in her own career, which has taken her from a temp job to her current CEO position in just more than a decade.
"I quit each job when I stopped learning," Kaplan said. "If I stopped learning, I stopped growing, and then knew it was time to move on."
Kept out of the loop
When those meetings break up and no one is talking about what happened, Palmer, owner of Call to Career, said it's time to consider moving on.
"Usually these closed-door meetings mean that management has decided to make some changes at your local office, and your job could be vulnerable," Palmer said.
Makes you sick
When that's happening, it might be time to call it quits, according to Melanie Benwell, managing director at the Canada-based recruiting firm PathWorks.
"Your health should always come first," Benwell said.
You found another job
"In our economy, don't count your chickens before they hatch," Shah said. "Unless you are financially ready to subsist on no job for a while, don't quit until you have another job in the wings."
Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance business and technology writer who has worked in public relations and spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @cbrooks76.