Is It Time To Move on to a New Job?
To quit or not to quit… that is the question!
Finding your dream job is almost a hard job itself. What if you find a job you think is the one, and after a while, you realize it’s not what you thought it was?
When I first started my job about 10 years ago, it felt so good sitting behind a desk, having my your own stationary, and possessing a busy calendar everyday. But in time, it felt as if my days were stagnant. I found myself waiting for the next weekend on Monday. Although my colleagues are really good friends, but sometimes you have to consider putting your relationships aside and think more of your career and motivation.
On the other hand, every time the idea passes my mind, fear washes over me, and I get scared. Don’t forget, even if your job is killing your motivation and dreading you out, it’s still the life you led every single weekday for the past few years. It feels home every time you step in knowing every corner of the office, the place of all the office supplies. It might be similar to developing “Stockholm syndrome” towards for your job. You will become a victim to your daily work routine.
Ask yourself the following questions, and you will have the answer to whether it’s the time to move on to another job or praise what you have and fix few things and enjoy it more.
1- Are you cursing your life every morning?
Did you loose passion and excitement in waking up every Monday?
Do you sleep at night dreading about tomorrow?
Do you hate your morning alarm and feel like breaking it because it reminds you that you have to wake up for your job?
If you do, well, it’s time to dig out the reason why you lack interest in your job.
2- Are you getting bored at work?
If you no longer feel the challenge to accomplish your obligations at work or you feel you don’t have a purpose,
If you spend your time exploring social media, playing games, or shopping online,
If you constantly look at your watch during the day (and I mean a lot), dreaming of the moment you step outside the workplace,
then it’s time to prepare your two-weeks notice.
3- Is there a chance of growing more?
If you’ve been in the same position for a long time and there’s no room for advancement,
If you feel you’re not learning anymore,
If the company is profiting from your experience more than you’re profiting from it,
If your work seems meaningless,
then it’s time to move on.
4- Is your work environment negative and stressful?
Are you feeling unhappy throughout the day?
Are you becoming someone you don’t like?
Do you feel you don’t have time for yourself anymore?
Do you watch what you say at work?
Are you feeling emotionally, physically and mentally drained?
Do you feel you’re surrounded by a demanding, dictator boss and your colleagues are constantly whining about work?
Do you intentionally take long breaks?
You don’t look forward to lunch breaks or happy hours with your colleagues because you don’t fit with them anymore?
You can pack your desk and search for a more positive environment which will
stimulate your performance way better than your current job.
5- Do you find yourself constantly complaining about your job with anyone you meet?
Do you bitch about your job with anyone who listens?
Do you brag about your work every time you’re out or with friends?
Does it relax you to talk about the things bothering you at work?
Are you ready for a new job?
Start contacting recruitment agencies the soonest possible.
6- Do you feel you deserve a better salary for your work achievements?
Are you working hard and feel undervalued?
Do you worry about money all the time?
Do you feel your salary is a burden to the company and isn’t investing in you?
Is your company NOT appreciating your extra hours you’re spending at work, and expects more effort from you?
Are your coworkers throwing responsibilities over your head and are you ending up doing their work? What are you waiting for?
Throw the files on their desks and get out of there today before tomorrow.
7- Do you feel you’re overqualified for the job?
Is your work a piece of cake for you?
Do you feel you can get a better position and take responsibility for more advanced and complex duties?
Are you being contacted by headhunters?
Were you being offered a better job with a better position and a higher income?
What are you still waiting for? It’s your green light to move on and advance.
8- Your company doesn’t stand up for you?
Does your company neglect her employees and let them drown in trouble?
Does your company refuse taking your side against the outer working place or disregard you as a member of her team?
Is your company falling apart?
Are your skills being bled?
You know what to do.
9- Why are you reading this article?
If you clicked on this article and read it, then there’s definitely a problem with your job.
If you connected to two or more of these signs, then I guess it’s time to prepare your resume and arrange the list of recruitment companies. You must be fantasizing about a totally different job. Don’t be afraid, study your options well and go for it. It’s never harmful to change your life. Remember, your job is half of your life!