The long and short of it is that my workplace is chaotic and mismanaged. I have made numerous attempts to fix issues but I’m always blocked by someone more senior than me. It’s very stressful and I’m thinking of changing jobs.
Should I tell my workplace? I ask because I really enjoy the field I’m in, I know my job extremely well, the commute is short and my working hours are exactly what I want. Should I take the risk that my workplace might actually try to fix the problems if they know they’re going to lose me? (It’s not a big business and I suspect I’m one of the reasons it’s still afloat) or is that bad business practice?
The other consideration is I’ve seen multiple staff leave over the years and the boss has taken every resignation very personally and given staff a terrible time before they’re able to leave. By giving him a warning I think I could minimise his reaction.
What would be the best way to handle this? Say nothing and hand my notice in as a surprise or warn first and see if anything good comes from it before I start job hunting?