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    7 Times When Job-Hopping Is A Good Idea And 5 When You Might Want To Stay

    Should you stay or should you job-hop? Here's how to know.

    Truth: Job-hopping gets a bad rap. It's often pegged to the stereotypical image of a lazy, entitled millennial who never quite mastered any real skills, has zero accomplishments, and plods along career-wise among other things.

    But when is it time to go sniffing around for greener career pastures elsewhere, and when it is time to stay put? We talked to a few career experts to weigh in on how to know if you should stay or go at your current job:

    1. Job-hop if: You're no longer challenged.

    2. Job hop if: You're undervalued.

    3. Job hop if: You're trying to escape bad management.

    4. Job-hop if: It's a toxic environment.

    5. Job-hop if: There's a conflict that can't be fixed.

    6. Job-hop if: You want a more diverse and inclusive environment.

    7. Job-hop if: You are seeking an industry that is more "future proof."

    8. Stay if: Your employer cares about you.

    9. Stay if: Your job has *most* of the things you want.

    10. Stay if: You need to "shelter in job."

    11. Stay if: You haven't maximized where you are.

    12. Finally, stay if: There are folks at your job who can boost you.

    "Full-time employees spend over 1,800 hours a year working," says Dixon-Traylor. "That's a lot of time. You spend so much time at work, physically or virtually, and so your workplace needs to show they care about you and your well-being."

    Bottom line: Whether you decide to job-switch or stay put, make the most of your job and the work that you do. Your vocation might not be a vacation. While it's not always awesome-fun time, it doesn't have to be hell on Earth, either.

    Are you thinking about leaving your job? Share the reasons why or why not in the comments.

    And for more stories about money and careers, check out the rest of our personal finance posts.