What's the time when you call it quit

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Firstly, I’m sorry you’ve experienced terrible emotions. If you ever need someone to talk with, please feel free to private message. Next, when it comes to picking jobs based on leaders, I’ve always found experience to be more helpful than resources. Especially earlier in my career, choosing a great leader was far more important to me than any other factor since I was there to learn. The most helpful thing I did then was make a prioritized list of qualities/skills I aspired to, and tried to find leaders who fit that bill; only interviewing with leaders who seemed to have at least 3 of those 5 qualities. Worth noting that this list of qualities also started off as assumptions that then became hypotheses — for example, I put “expert at scale/execution” above “cares about how I’m doing”; but that very quickly flipped. In short, the list of what makes a good leader for you is likely to keep changing and if you have the flexibility, it might be worth reflecting on who’s right specifically for you at this point in your career and then going out to find that person :)