Why do people quit their IT jobs even though they have a huge salary?

Updated on : January 20, 2022 by Joel Wood



Why do people quit their IT jobs even though they have a huge salary?

I currently work in IT for almost 4 years. I can give you a clear idea of ​​what is really going on in IT.

  • IT is not a car company or something where all employees are hired based on their skills and interests. IT is full of a workforce with degrees, they hired because companies know they don't need experts for the tasks they are providing.
  • So the motivated graduate who thinks he will master computers by learning will simply be disappointed in the job he gets.
  • Some lazier graduates are comfortable because their brain doesn't function beyond repetitive tasks.
  • So the wages are
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I currently work in IT for almost 4 years. I can give you a clear idea of ​​what is really going on in IT.

  • IT is not a car company or something where all employees are hired based on their skills and interests. IT is full of a workforce with degrees, they hired because companies know they don't need experts for the tasks they are providing.
  • So the motivated graduate who thinks he will master computers by learning will simply be disappointed in the job he gets.
  • Some lazier graduates are comfortable because their brain doesn't function beyond repetitive tasks.
  • Therefore, the salaries are comparatively high for IT beginners than in other jobs, as they want to attract more and more people who have no IT experience.
  • One fine day, these motivated graduates realize their worth and try to do something else in life. They will train for cutting edge technologies or move towards their passion.
  • These lazy graduates who think they are working on life-changing technology by filling out Excel sheets, stayed there and switched from company to company for money.
  • They marry later, they have to buy a house, a car to live, and the children will follow after a while.
  • At this point in life, everyone will understand the value of life. It's not about sitting in a chair, working on stupid technology just for a living.
  • Then people start loving the job strongly because the bills are yet to be paid and the EMIs are waiting every month.
  • Energy levels decrease, sex life decreases due to bad lifestyle. Back problems. Most of the money goes to hospital expenses.
  • Your kids will get sick from time to time because the city lifestyle doesn't make them sweat a bit.
  • All the people who realized this scenario and have the guts to get out of the loop will leave as soon as any opportunity knocks on the door. In fact, they believe it.
  • There are those who are afraid of doing something other than work and have less confidence. Most hate taking risks because the way people see them is more important to them than how they want to live. They will stay there, do the work, and die.
  • The exceptions are always there for those who love to work and enjoy it. But most of the cases are in the above categories.

You have to leave something good in the present to achieve something great in the future.

Losing in the process of getting great is much better than staying in the same good place all your life.

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The salary is not huge. I'll get to that later.

After staying stuck with the same company and client for 3.5 years, I have finally made the decision to quit my job.

In the IT industry, especially service-based businesses, we don't have the option to select what we want to do. We are forced to work on projects where we have no interest or experience and we are forced to stay in places that have never been lived before.

There are more support projects (don't be fooled by fancy names like DevOps) than there are development projects. Although managers will make decorative statements, there is not much room for improvement

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The salary is not huge. I'll get to that later.

After staying stuck with the same company and client for 3.5 years, I have finally made the decision to quit my job.

In the IT industry, especially service-based businesses, we don't have the option to select what we want to do. We are forced to work on projects where we have no interest or experience and we are forced to stay in places that have never been lived before.

There are more support projects (don't be fooled by fancy names like DevOps) than there are development projects. Although managers will make decorative statements, there is not much room for improvement on these types of projects. In my last project, I hated all the tasks, because it was finished. Adding fuel was giving a performance rating that places one under a Performance Improvement Plan. In previous projects, there were only 2-3 people and I had to deal with a lot of problems almost single-handedly. Still, the ratings were 3 for two years in a row. Now when they hit 4, I knew it was time to go. They are not worth striving for.

These involve working in shifts and 24x7 rotation shifts are like hell. One week you have to get up early in the morning, another week you have to stay up until dawn. Our body is not a robotic machine that can be programmed to wake up and sleep at any moment. Also, there is this terrible on-call stand, in which one has to sacrifice weekends and holidays, and any problem can arise at any time. How is staying up until 3 am on a Sunday night going to help me in life? (It literally happened the day before).

Many questions came to my mind before making the decision to quit smoking. What am I really doing in life? Where is this going to lead? Can I count on this in the long term?

I needed a break from work and some time to rethink my career. I want to choose a field in which I can perform better and I would be preparing for it. I feel that doing something out of obligation without liking it would not be good in the long run. I want to study some things and then decide on a path, which I can trust, at the moment I am not sure, but I would be trying different things, even not from IT, and I will go with the one that suits me best. the majority.

Now I understand why people are eager to get government jobs even though private jobs have openings available. Why should people stay more than 10 hours in the office, when they can stay less than 7? Why should one reduce the length of vacation to a week, when long ones of 2 to 3 weeks can easily be taken? Why should one sacrifice weekends and sleep time, when one can do routine work from 10 am to 7 pm. M. At 5 p. M. Only on weekdays and leave?

I'd rather be unemployed than work for an operations / support project in the IT industry. I decided to go through a career change, learn new things, get certifications, and demo on open source portals.

It would also be helpful for my health, both physical and mental. Recently, I have been feeling irritated and yelling over little problems. This is not good for your health. I want to be able to sleep soundly and prepare my brain to be able to retain information normally as before.

Now coming to the salary part:

My salary has stayed the same since January 2020. No increase in the last 16 months. I see that my friends my age earn more than twice as much as I do and they are doing things that interest them. Naturally, if you do what you like, you could perform better and improve. It is not possible for me to like something by force, no matter what the advisers and coaches say. That would be fooling yourself. The cost of living goes up, debts pile up, requirements go up - a stagnant salary won't help and will cause more stress.

So, after taking many things into consideration, I decided to quit for now. This modern slave robot industry will degrade humans in the long run.

Here's a secret that no one tells you. They are not just leaving the information technology industry. They are fired.

When they are fired, they make secret deals with their bosses.

  • The boss agrees not to issue a termination notice.
  • The boss agrees to give you a generous severance package.
  • The boss agrees to give you enthusiastic recommendations for your next assignment.
  • In return, he does not sue the boss in court

This way, the transition to your next job is smooth and without hard feelings.

Of course, you will receive this courteous treatment only if you don't do something seriously wrong. If you did something for which the law allows "termination,"

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Here's a secret that no one tells you. They are not just leaving the information technology industry. They are fired.

When they are fired, they make secret deals with their bosses.

  • The boss agrees not to issue a termination notice.
  • The boss agrees to give you a generous severance package.
  • The boss agrees to give you enthusiastic recommendations for your next assignment.
  • In return, he does not sue the boss in court

This way, the transition to your next job is smooth and without hard feelings.

Of course, you will receive this courteous treatment only if you don't do something seriously wrong. If you did something that the law allows for “termination,” you don't get any of these. He's officially "fired." Being officially fired makes it difficult for you to find a job; Or at least the same job you were fired from.

You see, labor laws weren't framed when computers existed. They were framed when technology and processes were fairly static and people were expected to stay in the same job for decades.

But today, in the technological world, technology changes rapidly. People's motivations change rapidly. Also your priorities. So if you were a superstar in a technology and you were hired to complete a certain project, they may not necessarily need you for the next project, which probably has a whole new technology stack. Even if you work hard, learn and become a superstar once again, you will be considered too expensive or at risk of flight; expensive because you know a pile of additional technology and a risk of leakage because you are already bored of working there.

So companies generally find it cheaper to let that employee loose and find an enthusiastic new developer who is a superstar in that new stack and available exactly when they need him.

Of course, if you work for a big consulting giant like TCS or Wipro, you are cut out to start with a very low salary so that when you hit market rates, several decades have passed and you feel like a genius for having stayed there for. so long with seemingly constant salary increases.

The really smart ones among them move into business roles or start their own businesses with their savings.

But if they stay in technology, they will inevitably get fired; Unless they're in extremely specific roles, like maintaining a supercomputer for the CIA or something. The challenge with those niche roles is, of course, boredom. You will be the only one who can do that job. They are the only places that have that job. This kind of symbiotic boss-worker relationship is a big no-no for most people, especially if they are young, smart, and curious!

So yeah, long and short answer, they don't just leave a comfortable, well-paying job. Usually they are fired or expelled. Only geniuses really quit, but getting fired is inevitable either way.

Also, it looks good when you say you left it;)

I have a cousin, a few years older than me, I got married a few years ago. He and his wife both work in the information technology industry and live far from both families.

Your routine (approximately)

  • They both sleep and wake up at different times, as their shift times are different.
  • They both have "weekends" on different days of the week. For my brother it is Saturday-Sunday, for his wife it is Wednesday-Thursday.
  • Both cook whenever the weather permits, but many times they order from outside. However, they have now hired a full-time cook.
  • They hardly find time to go out because there is always something they need
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I have a cousin, a few years older than me, I got married a few years ago. He and his wife both work in the information technology industry and live far from both families.

Your routine (approximately)

  • They both sleep and wake up at different times, as their shift times are different.
  • They both have "weekends" on different days of the week. For my brother it is Saturday-Sunday, for his wife it is Wednesday-Thursday.
  • Both cook whenever the weather permits, but many times they order from outside. However, they have now hired a full-time cook.
  • They hardly find time to go out because there is always something to do. They already had a maid, then a cook, and they still often spoil a lot of things.
  • They want to plan for having a baby for the next year, but fear the added responsibilities and how they will both handle them after almost working on their laptops for 12 to 13 hours. They feel that even though they have money, they don't have time for a baby.
  • Now that companies have started calling their employees, they are both scared, as transportation time and other difficulties will increase.

Why do many people in the IT industry often quit their jobs or at least contemplate quitting even after high salaries?

Because the information technology industry is extremely stressful. Even when you are at home with your computer, you will have to work around the clock. If both husband and wife are in the information technology industry, stress doubles at home.

Although huge salaries are posted each month, you simply don't have the time or energy to spend that sum.

Do you want to plan a baby and both of you are working and you don't want to give up your career? Well then that will cause stress again.

From what I have observed, high-paying jobs in the information technology industry often leave an imprint on the minds, personal and family lives of employees. There is little to no work-life balance and when you're not living your life happily, no amount of money makes sense.

That is why when you go beyond a point, many people, especially women, choose to have lower wages, concentrating on their life in general, their health, their happiness and living a simple life instead of becoming robots.

Well well, what should I say to this question? Sometimes people choose peace over competition. Peace is so beautiful that nothing beats it in the 1950s and 1960s unless you are ultra competitive and want to be CEO and CEO. Well, money is a very important asset in this world. But why is a bird freer in the sky than the golden cage because it has freedom. The same case with the corporate world, there is something called stress and when you go over 50, stress does one thing, threatens your life, you want to live ...

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Salary is never an indicator of mental happiness

I have been working in this industry for over 7 years and I can give you an idea why people tend to leave high paying IT jobs.

  1. I understand that many outside the IT industry will envy them for the salary they receive. But my suggestion will be not to go alone with the salary angle. This is not a government job, where you have a fixed set of work. Contrary to what happens in private organizations, the higher the salary, the greater the responsibility.
  1. Needless to say, once you're overwhelmed with responsibilities, your job just gets more complicated.
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Salary is never an indicator of mental happiness

I have been working in this industry for over 7 years and I can give you an idea why people tend to leave high paying IT jobs.

  1. I understand that many outside the IT industry will envy them for the salary they receive. But my suggestion will be not to go alone with the salary angle. This is not a government job, where you have a fixed set of work. Contrary to what happens in private organizations, the higher the salary, the greater the responsibility.
  1. Needless to say, once you are overwhelmed by responsibilities, your job is simply compounded by your job, and your responsibilities work too.
  2. Add the load of challenging times. Sometimes their work is not limited to a 10 to 5 routine. It turns into night shifts (the dreaded ones) and others so precarious, which ultimately affect your health.
  3. Things are fine as long as you are not married or have a family to take care of. Once you have a family, things will turn upside down. Giving time and enjoying each other's company sometimes becomes too troublesome.
  4. One more angle was in pre-COVID times, at least you had a fixed time routine that at this time you will go to the office and by this time, you will leave, otherwise you will miss your bus / taxi / train, which will delay even more your arrival home. But this COVID pandemic has made work times worse for most IT professionals. Due to the WFH, it is expected (or taken for granted) that you will be available at any time and will be subject to an enormous number of work schedules, which will worsen your “me / ours” time altogether.
  5. Work-life balance, if not managed properly, takes the biggest hit here.
  6. Although the salary is credited every month at the right time, what is the use of having that salary if you cannot spend it with your loved ones?

Those who understood value and its nuances, begin to look outside the bright world and seek a better life elsewhere.

To get to another place, you must first leave the current place.

not that everyone suffers from this syndrome. There are also good organizations that care about their employees and their employees trust them too. But this number is less compared to the others.

It is a common mistake to think that earning a high salary means leading a good life and being super happy. Most of the time the opposite is true. You see, IT jobs are stressful and non-IT people are aware of this fact too. I am not making any comparison with other fields of work, of course, there are other professions that require more dedication, life is at risk in some of them. But the life of an IT professional is not rosy, you always find yourself caught up in the calls, I ...

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There are many reasons why I will try to answer it briefly:

  1. Based on regular job satisfaction surveys, 85% and even people are said to be unhappy with the jobs they do (whether IT or not)
  2. A huge salary isn't everything to everyone who works in IT.
  3. After spending a few years in the industry, some may want to create something on their own using their skills, so they choose to quit the job.
  4. Some may leave work because there is a lot of work pressure and they want to settle for something less stressful.
  5. Some IT jobs require frequent travel and long working hours through
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There are many reasons why I will try to answer it briefly:

  1. Based on regular job satisfaction surveys, 85% and even people are said to be unhappy with the jobs they do (whether IT or not)
  2. A huge salary isn't everything to everyone who works in IT.
  3. After spending a few years in the industry, some may want to create something on their own using their skills, so they choose to quit the job.
  4. Some may leave work because there is a lot of work pressure and they want to settle for something less stressful.
  5. Some IT jobs require frequent travel and long work hours, which takes personal life off track; These people may want to choose more stable jobs that allow them to balance work and family.

The list of reasons can go on ...

After spending a few years for a decade in the industry, people realize that well-paying jobs are not life, they prioritize family, healthy and balanced life over such stressful jobs, so they make a decision careful.

Sometimes settling for something that allows you to spend more time with children and family will be more rewarding and enriching.

Therefore, the choice is always ours! Health!

Not always. My wife and I work in IT. Now let me tell you the benefit.

1.When nearly every industry has returned to the office, IT still doesn't care. We are expected to get to the WFH until September 21 at the earliest.

2. There is a talk to continue the WFH forever and most of the company has quietly started implementing it. We know they got the most benefit from this WFH scenario.

3. Now that it comes to work stress, which job does not have work-related stress. I even see that many government employees are stressed by the behavior of their bosses.

4.We both have 2 days of weekend vacations and hardly work

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Not always. My wife and I work in IT. Now let me tell you the benefit.

1.When nearly every industry has returned to the office, IT still doesn't care. We are expected to get to the WFH until September 21 at the earliest.

2. There is a talk to continue the WFH forever and most of the company has quietly started implementing it. We know they got the most benefit from this WFH scenario.

3. Now that it comes to work stress, which job does not have work-related stress. I even see that many government employees are stressed by the behavior of their bosses.

4. We both have 2 days of weekend vacation and we hardly work that day. Sometimes if we have to work, someone else uses that time to read or prepare for the interview to get the next good job.

5. Getting to food has never been a problem. Either of us at least has time to cook food between our work hours. Maintaining the kitchen is also a good option and we hire the cook primarily to prepare breakfast and cut vegetables for lunch.

6. We both have a good salary and can save and invest a good amount. We can save more than 60% of our take-home pay. My wife is more passionate about teaching electronics to engineering graduates and slowly began to move into that field. This can only be done if we can save more in the next 4-5 years. So even in case you receive less salary, that could be manageable.

When people say that IT work has a lot of stress, come on, it has everything in skills if you have a good skill, you are the king. You can finish your work early, don't tell anyone, and have a good time in between. Produce your work when requested.

No job in the world is stress-free. I asked one of my security guards that he must be very happy as he only has to look at the people who are entering so there is no stress. He said what fun is and with the salary he is receiving he would soon be looking for a job where he could participate in some activities such as working in a shopping center.

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Many people say that I have not seen the situation they encountered and that is why they compare it to hell, and I am saying very positive.

It is true that everyone has a different experience. I may not have seen something that others have gone through, but I have worked in IT for over 9 years and have seen a lot of negatives as well. And I wanted to bring the positive sides so that we can understand that there is always light after dark night.

One of my mentors, who worked in IT for about 25 years, said, “There are thousands of companies, so what is the need to take on the stress? If you don't like something, change your company. Never take stress from your office home. "

And it's true, we have to work for just 30 years and there are many, many companies. The supreme king is skill. So it is very important to improve the skill and be prepared for the interview every day after 🙂.

With 30 years in the industry with about 23 companies on 2 continents, I think I am the most eligible employee to answer this question.

GREAT SALARY - Wow, who told you? Ask any IT service company, he thinks his OLA taxi driver or Chai's out-of-office teacher make more money than he does. It could also be true!

Joking apart,

People quit companies because of

  1. Payment is not enough as lifestyles change, requiring large amounts of money
  2. Unhappy jobs or routine things irritate people, 95% of engineers find that their work can be done with a tenth failure, as the systems are mostly repetitive and do not have a creative part. The lure of more money, a
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With 30 years in the industry with about 23 companies on 2 continents, I think I am the most eligible employee to answer this question.

GREAT SALARY - Wow, who told you? Ask any IT service company, he thinks his OLA taxi driver or Chai's out-of-office teacher make more money than he does. It could also be true!

Joking apart,

People quit companies because of

  1. Payment is not enough as lifestyles change, requiring large amounts of money
  2. Unhappy jobs or routine things irritate people, 95% of engineers find that their work can be done with a tenth failure, as the systems are mostly repetitive and do not have a creative part. The lure of higher money, the ability to perform more difficult tasks forces you to move.
  3. The glamor of traveling, living abroad attracted me to leave the continent when I found payment, task, boss, all the same toxic in all brands. But he realized the pay parity for developers and locals. He went on to become a resident.

Bottom line: the dream of earning a lot of money quickly to retire at 40 is not possible.

I am a newbie to this business world and have no background in technology, but recently, after spending some time in this business world, I realized why people prefer government jobs to this beautiful hell.

Back when my friends used to say the wrong thing about this corporate world, I never used to understand or trust them, but now after learning this my thought process has completely changed.

Few reasons I understood why people do not want to continue in a company when they have a high salary.

  • Although corporate culture has many pros and cons, this culture is very irritating at times.
  • Double standard
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I am a newbie to this business world and have no background in technology, but recently, after spending some time in this business world, I realized why people prefer government jobs to this beautiful hell.

Back when my friends used to say the wrong thing about this corporate world, I never used to understand or trust them, but now after learning this my thought process has completely changed.

Few reasons I understood why people do not want to continue in a company when they have a high salary.

  • Although corporate culture has many pros and cons, this culture is very irritating at times.
  • Double standards and unrealistic goals and extreme pressure to achieve it.
  • There is always salary but no stability.
  • The chugali and ungli rule is also the reason why in this corporate world no body will allow you to work properly.
  • There is a lot of jealousy, politics, bragging, negative competition, and pressure that most people don't expect or like after a certain age.
  • As we grow, we need stability and a peaceful atmosphere that is never possible in business.
  • Corporate contains fake people and a fake life with fights.

Companies can give you a lifestyle but not life and freedom to live, they can give you money but not time to spend, they give you colleagues but not true friends, they give you good money but not peace.

Although this world has its pros and cons, after being a part of it, I came to know why people choose to dedicate young people to government positions.

The main reason is health problems, from my personal experience, one of my friends worked in the IT sector and was around 43 years old.

One fine day he had an excruciating headache, was diagnosed with hypertension and was admitted to the Hospital.

His blood pressure reading dropped only after two days of hospitalization.

The main reason is tension and stress. Tension and stress take their toll on the body. You will not believe; appears to be over 50 years old.

While I was with him in the hospital, the Doctor told me that my friend was lucky as high blood pressure could also lead to a heart attack and stroke.

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The main reason is health problems, from my personal experience, one of my friends worked in the IT sector and was around 43 years old.

One fine day he had an excruciating headache, was diagnosed with hypertension and was admitted to the Hospital.

His blood pressure reading dropped only after two days of hospitalization.

The main reason is tension and stress. Tension and stress take their toll on the body. You will not believe; appears to be over 50 years old.

While I was with him in the hospital, the doctor told me that my friend was lucky because high blood pressure could also lead to a heart attack and stroke, and he has seen many cases from the information technology industry with related problems with stress.

Constant pressure, stress and fast-paced lifestyle take their toll on your body and one fine day you will understand that it is time to throw in the towel.

Up to 40 your body can suffer a lot of wear and tear. However, after forty it is difficult to keep up.

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Note: Hypertension and stress are silent killers, check your blood pressure readings regularly.

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There are several factors for this.

Many people leave their IT job due to work pressure, peer pressure, as they find it difficult to keep up with the latest technology trends, and new hires are performing better than longtime IT employees.

They are afraid of losing their job at any moment, which is true in this volatile IT job market. All that glitters is not gold. The outside world sees IT work as a money-minting job, but that is not always the case as one has to put in a lot of effort to keep it up to date and always be in competition.

If you can show that you are worth the wages you are paid,

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There are several factors for this.

Many people leave their IT job due to work pressure, peer pressure, as they find it difficult to keep up with the latest technology trends, and new hires are performing better than longtime IT employees.

They are afraid of losing their job at any moment, which is true in this volatile IT job market. All that glitters is not gold. The outside world sees IT work as a money-minting job, but that is not always the case as one has to put in a lot of effort to keep it up to date and always be in competition.

If you can show that you are worth the salary you are being paid, you will take a lower risk, so the higher the salary, the greater the risk of losing your job.

Therefore, after 15-20 years of experience, most IT people —-

  • Or do you need to move to higher leadership
  • Or excel in the technological stream to become an architect or SME
  • Or, they struggle and try to move from IT to something else, with less job risk
  • It does not mean that people in leadership positions do not have occupational hazards, but they have to fight every day to compete and prove themselves in the company, so sometimes they also leave to have some peace of mind.

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