So, I don't like my job anymore. For a few reasons. First of all, the culture fit is just not really there. Second, my job has changed very drastically from my job description after just 1 year. I'm not doing anything in my job description anymore, actually.
Luckily, I have a big project that I'm poised to have completed in a few months time. And that's when I plan to exit, even though I would love to do it sooner. I think it's the right thing to do to try and make more documentation and train people before I leave, because it's a small company and I have the bulk of the engineering knowledge for this project.
I'm not sure what else I need to do. I'm early on in my career so I want to tread lightly so as to maintain my professional relationships, if I can. But I also don't want to advertise my intent to leave in case I have difficulty finding a new position with COVID. I'm grateful that the company has managed to mostly avoid layoffs and I recognize that my specialized position is valuable to the organization.
But it is causing me so much frustration and loss of morale that it is not really worth it for me. Not to mention the promotion I was poised to receive disappeared due to the pandemic. So it's not like I'm getting paid extra to do what I described above.
What else can I do to make sure I have a clean break? (Or as professional a break as reasonably possible?)