When would you quit?
I have a dilemma - investment banking has been bad for my physical and mental health. I went through a period where I was still turning up to work but where my health was making it really hard for me to do much, and my performance reviews went from fantastic to unsatisfactory.
Since then, the work I've been assigned is much less interesting than my peers, and I am developing no skills. I've also noticed that I have been treated differently by my manager in the aftermath of this period.
I'm trying to figure out my next steps. At present, I am considering resigning without another job lined up, because at least then I'll actually get to look for another position (outside of banking), and my health can improve.
So, would you quit now, stay a little longer, or stay throughout the analyst stint?
I'm worried that if I quit now, I'll be less employable because I haven't finished enough time. I'm worried that if I stay longer, my health will get even worse like it did before. I can't imagine finishing my analyst period, but I'm wondering if recruiters won't consider my applications seriously without more experience.
Has anyone seen colleagues who have left before the end of the analyst contract? How have they fared?