So your boss is a slave driver?

Does he make you stay after office hours, work on a Saturday or expect you to finish next month's work today?

Does he say catch phrases like "We are making history here people!"?

You're in a dilemma. 
"Should I stay or should I go?" You ask yourself. You feel overworked, but can't just quit, you have a responsibility to your family.

What to do?

1. Pray. 
Whenever you are tempted to run away, run to God instead. Seek for direction. There must be a reason why you are going through this trial. Something good can come out of it.

2. Think.
You're probably emotional. Postpone, give yourself a week to think clearly. It's wise to be patient. 

3. Ask a mentor for advice.
He/she may have experienced the same thing. Consider his/her opinion on the matter. There is always something to learn from others. 

4. Talk to your boss.
Be respectful. Be honest how you feel about the situation. Describe how the pressure is taking a toll on your performance, personal well-being or family. (proceed with caution)

5. Make a decision.
If you decide to stay, promise yourself not to whine or complain. Instead, find ways on how you can thrive in this 'challenging' work environment. (It was your decision to stay after all)

Staying and doing mediocre work isn't an option. Continue to do your best work. (even if you plan on leaving later) 

Now, if you decide to go, make sure it's in good faith.

Practice professionalism. Give proper notice. Turn over work to others properly. Keep your friends or co-workers and exit gracefully.

YENG REMULLA is an entrepreneur of 15 years, the author of two books –Productive Pinoy and Start Something.

On August 3, Saturday, he will be facilitating a talk or workshop on Entrepreneurship at the Malayan Plaza Hotel Ortigas. To see the details or to register, simply click HERE and fill-out the form.