We don't all love our jobs, but some people are ok with that. There are those that want to participate and those that are perfectly happy to slide by. Sometimes it's just a paycheck & we fulfill our passions on our own time, while at others, it is our passion. Then there are times that it's sucks the life out of you. Below are seven signs that it's time to find a new job.
The most important sign is You dread going to work. Even if you don't have any other signs, if you have this one, start looking for something else. I'm not saying you have to love your job, but it shouldn't make you miserable. On the flip side, if you have all the other signs, but it's cool with you...stay. You probably don't dread going to work, it's probably not really an issue for you. Some people can compartmentalize like that. I'm not one of them.
Your responsibilities keep increasing, but your pay stays the same. When you were hired, it was for a specif set of duties. Unfortunately it's becoming more common for employers to start expecting their staff to take on extra work. Maybe they've down-sized or they're cutting hours or they're just not replacing the people who have already quit. They begin to pile more work onto the people who are still there, but there's no compensation just more work and stress. Most people don't even say anything about the extra work because they don't want to be next to the chopping block.
Your ideas aren't valued. When you try to contribute to the company you work for. You often offer ideas and suggestions for what would make things work better. I mean who better to streamline something than the person who does it everyday? I can't think of anyone. When your ideas are dismissed, devalued, or blatently stolen it may be time to go somewhere else. A lot of time when our ideas aren't valued, we aren't valued either. And that is a horrible feeling.
Your skills aren't being used. We all have a specific set of skills that we excell at. Maybe you're great with numbers, a customer service savant, an amazing chef, or even a crazy good organizer. These skills are normally based on something we love or it's just where we shine. So it's no wonder you're frusterated that someone else is getting to do your thing and you're stuck in a not so great fit. Maybe it's time to find a place where your skills can shine and you have the opportunity to love what you do.
You don't get along with your boss or coworkers. We spend a lot of time at work. Some people spend more time with their "work family" than they do with their own. Why would you want to stay at a place where you don't like the people? Maybe your boss is a bully, or the people in your department are jerks, or (and I've been in this situation) one of them is a theif. You wouldn't put up with that in any other relationship, so why put up with it at work? You shouldn't have to. Not everyplace is like that, you deserve to find one that is comfortable for you.
You're sick & tired. That song used to be my work ringtone and everytime my phone went off I'd feel just a little nauseas. If you're generally a healthy person, but for some reason you are suddenly getting sick all the time. That's a big red flag!! That's your body's way of saying PAY ATTENTION something isn't right here. This isn't good for us. When you switch jobs, you'll usually find that all those illnesses disappear.
Things are going down hill. Maybe the business is failing or they're cutting corners to save money, or the practices are starting to slide into a questionable zone. You want to get away from this as fast as possible. If they go out of business, you're gonna need a new job anyways so why not get a head start. If the company is not up to your standards, do you really want to be associated with it? Probably not.
One thing I know is that when you leave these things behind, you create a lot more room for happiness in your life. I got tired being somewhere that wasn't supporting me. I realized I deserve better. I also realized that I was done working for someone else. So, I took control of my life and started earning money from home. I'm happier, I have time to have a life, and I get to do the things I'm passionate about. If that sounds like it's something you want, learn more about how to make it happen for you too.
To your infinite success,
"Don't wait for the perfect moment,
take the moment & make it perfect."
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