How to know when to leave your job
There are times when having a job doesn’t seem worth it. This is when you need to self-assess and make a determination whether or not staying at your job or in your current position meets your needs. Yes, we all need some form of income to stay afloat, but if you have zero productivity and are unhappy, you may be doing more harm than good.
How do you know when it’s time to go? Here are a few signs:
* Your motivation has gone away.
If you find yourself wanting to stay in the bed or call in sick to do other things in the mornings, it’s an evident sign that something has gone astray.
* You start disliking your boss or colleagues.
If every time your boss tells you to do something and you feel negatively towards their request, or if being around your co-workers irritate you enough that you are anti-social, it’s time to reevaluate.
* You’re unhappy at work.
If you’re grumpy from the time you hit the door through the end of the day, that’s an environment you need to step away from.
* You’re always stressed.
If every little thing gives you a headache, you start having attitudes with your family outside of work, or you come to work and start feeling sick, that’s a clear indication that you need to leave.
* Your work is suffering.
If you find your productivity has changed and it is becoming harder to do your job because you don’t feel motivated to do it, this is a clear sign that you need to switch positions or find another job.
* You feel that you’re not being utilized effectively.
When you start feeling that you’re being taken advantage of and your skills are not being recognized, it’s time to have a talk with your supervisor or find a profession that fulfills you.
* You’re bored.
If you can do your job with your eyes closed and there’s no challenge, or you drag out your assignment for hours just because you can, you don’t need to devalue your worth.
If you are exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to pull out that resume to see what else you can find. It may be time for a career change, or an opportunity for you to strike out on your own and start a business. Live and know your worth!