Time To Change Your Job
There were times whenever Monday was approaching, I was getting headaches and sudden urges of vomiting. I must admit I didn’t like my job, and to be more precisely – the company I worked for.
At that stage of my life, I felt suffocated with so many things over there, but I couldn’t make any move until I found a new one.
I couldn’t put my family at risk because of my un-satisfaction, nor my home (I had a mortgage), so I’ve decided to stick there until new opportunity arrive.
Luckily, after 1 1/2 of agony, I finally found another job in a friendly environmental company which I liked a lot.
This article I’m writing about, is for all those people who are on a job crossroad (or quest), eager for some fulfilling changes and discovering what they love to do.
There are many signs showing it is a time to change your job, and these are the most often ones.
If you are not satisfied with the job position you hold, or the Company you work for – no changes can switch that dis-satisfactory feeling off.
No matter how hard you try.
You may not get along with the employees, or your boss, but you are hooked there until a new job opportunity finds you when at least expected.
As it happened to me.
I’m willing to share common observations gathered by talking to many people, and they all agree about the following you are about to read.
2.You Are Stagnant And Not Growing
There is nothing worse than a feeling that you are stuck somewhere, and you don’t get much opportunities to learn and grow further.
You do what you do, and that’s it.
Maybe your job is supporting you financially, but what about professional growth?
Is there any?
Will be any?
If all the above answers are no, then, it’s maybe a time to change your job.
3. Are You Learning Anything New
If you happen to be in a company that isn’t investing in their employees, what to say…you must ask yourself whether you want to stick there, doing repetitive motions all day long without using any of your brain ?
Progress is the joy of life, and we feel it as we move towards our full potential.
When we learn, we feel alive.
Do you want to feel alive and to be challenged – AGAIN?
Of course you want.
Change your job.
4. Do You Have Any Health Issues
Sunday blues is something all working people have and there are almost no exceptions. I’ve had it. Just thinking of going to work in a company I despise – was literally “killing” me.
I got anxiety and depression issues, I almost had a nervous break down, but, when measuring I might lose my house over a mortgage if I just quit without any back up plan – it would have been a total disaster.
So, I’ve decided to stay, until new chance found me surprisingly.
I attended yoga classes to calm my mind and body, which was already showing severe signs of stress. I didn’t have any vitality left, neither appetite.
How do you feel?
Is it time for a change?
5. Is Your Inner Voice Getting Louder
If you are an intuitive person, then, you know how to listen to your inner voice. From whispering, it can get so loud, that you’ll have listen to it at some point.
Sorry, it can’t be ignored. It always has much to say.
Tell me, are you a creative problem solver? If you have such skills, you’ll always be a workforce needed everywhere.
Use your intuition for decision making process.
You’ll never miss.
Believe in yourself!
6. Will There Be More
When you feel stuck in a place where you feel you don’t belong, you fall into this odd looking spider net, thinking there isn’t something more to accomplish.
But of course there is!
Don’t quit your day dream of having the job you love. Remain strong and pursue your dreams.
Aim high. Always.
You know the old saying: “Fortune follows brave people”, and make sure you prove its true.
7. Lack of Passion
If you notice your passion is starting to vanish, it is a clear sign you are not motivated enough. You don’t feel the excitement of going to work as you used to, and you’ve become like a robot.
Doing same things without any passion involved.
If you’re not doing what you love, you’ll never discover your true potential, and when you hit the wall – you know it is time to change your job.
8. You Feel Miserable
Your are dreading when going to work.
Just like I was until I left the “blood sucking” company I worked for. I was moving so slow, and my body talk was loudly screaming- GET ME OUT OF HERE!
I’ve hated that feeling.
9. What About Your Coworkers
At first everything seemed to be OK, and you were getting along just fine. But, sudden company moves transformed some of your colleagues into sharks, biting their way up.
At some point – you got on their way and you got hurt – BADLY.
Overnight, they’ve become unrecognizable, leaving you with too many question marks in your head…
10. Is Your Company Sinking
Whenever a company is sinking, “mice” are going out first. Don’t worry if they’ve put you in that category. Something bad for something good to happen.
Again, it was a case with me when I was working in a Bank. The Bank filed for a bankruptcy, and in a very short period of time, a new job opportunity emerged, where I stayed for a long time.
It was like a touch of God.
Saving me from the bad, and moving me towards something better.
If this happened to you – don’t despair.
Something good will come out of it, you’ll see.
11. Are You Stressed and Unhappy
If 99% of your time you are stressed, negative and unhappy, it is a clear sign you need to change your job as soon as possible.
Why would you stay where you aren’t appreciated enough?
Working environment should be friendly place where you can grow both personally and professionally, making new acquaintances and possible long lasting friendships among coworkers.
A working place is stressful enough by itself, depending from the nature of your tasks of course, and why would anyone bother to harden it for you even more?
If your working place isn’t delivering what you expect, it is surely time to change your job – soon.
12. You Don’t Fit
There are times when you may not blend in the established corporate culture.
You feel there are ethical, or moral differences of how the company should operate, or there are too many cultural differences you can’t digest.
Whatever the issue is, it’s an uncomfortable workplace setting to stick to much further.
13. Low Performance Results
Your work is suffering and you don’t give a “damn” about it anymore.
As per all above mentioned issues, you’re no longer productive at work, even though you’re capable of performing all given tasks, you might want to start looking for a new job.
You are not motivated .
And you are right. 100%.
14. More Job Duties – Same Pay
When a company reach to some bad times, downsizing usually leads to overloading remaining employees, while others are dismissed.
And the worst thing is: you’ll get twice the work and the same salary in return.
How dis-satisfactory, huh?
At first you’ll think “Oh good, at least I still have my job“, yet, after a while, you’ll see the downside from it.
You’ll work too much without any reward coming.
Not even a dime.
What To Do Next
Once you realize it might be a time to leave your current job, you’ll first want to set goals for yourself detailing what you are looking for in terms of responsibilities, company culture, compensation, and benefits of course.
- You’ll have to make decision: to quit and seek new job, or, to stick with the one you have and search a new one(playing safe).
- Define what type of job is your “ideal” one, or, at least define the factors that are important to you.
- Before you leave, define all the “pros” and “cons” of leaving your job, so you can get a broader perspective for yourself.
- If you decide that leaving your job is the right decision, at least have few have options ready. It’s always better to have couple of offers on the table before you leave your current job.
- And most important of all is not letting emotions get in the way of your critical decision.
- Remember, you shouldn’t burn bridges behind, as today everybody is well connected and there are paths that may cross and do you either good or bad.
If you decide to leave your company, at least do it in a professional and friendly manner.
Whatever your reasons might be, you should define what is REALLY important to you. This is crucial, because changing too many jobs might bring too much stress, and you might end in some enchanted job quest.
No matter how many jobs you’ll change, people are all the same (more or less). After all, life ain’t a joke and you should make for living, so making good decisions does matter – A LOT!
So make the move…
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