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Any university teacher who does not harbour a painful recollection of a failed lecture is a liar. On one such occasion, I felt early on that I had lost the students entirely: those who hadn’t sunk into comatose oblivion were listless and anxious. Ungracefully, I threw myself even deeper into my PowerPoint presentation to save me from total ruin. Years later, I can still hear myself reading aloud the bullet points from the overhead and see myself turning around to the students to sell these points to them.
Deciding when to quit a job is hard. If you’re thinking about leaving — or just trying to get more out of your work — ask yourself “What am I learning?” If you don’t have a good answer, it might be time for a change.