How was your day, is it good or bad? Do often feel restless or unhappy at work? Are you constantly stressed about work? Do you go home everyday unfulfilled? Do you go home from work feeling taken for granted or taken advantaged of? Or do you just feel miserable whenever you’re at work?
If you hear someone saying, “I hate my job. I’m bored, frustrated, and feel like I’m going nowhere.” Don’t you tell the person to quit her job and find a better one? Shouldn’t you follow the same advice?
Sometimes quitting a job can negatively impact your career and disrupt your personal life. But staying in an undesirable situation can be worse.
Sometimes people are able to see the signs that it’s time to leave their jobs and they try to resolve their situation while others just gripe or go into self denial that their situation isn’t really bad. But there are those who are totally unaware of the signals thats it’s time to get out.
Here are 10 signs to help you decide whether it’s really time to quit and start looking for something better
- You feel miserable waking up every morning.
Do you dread the moment your alarm clock goes off, because you have to wake up and prepare for work? You also find yourself dragging your feet at every step.
- You lack passion.
You feel you no longer have a purpose. Everyone likes to be a part of something bigger which you don’t feel anymore. You go home every day feeling like you’ve worked, but you haven’t accomplished anything meaningful.
- You literally count the hours until you can go home.
You seem to just daydream all day. You try to get your work done as quickly as possible just so you can get out of there ASAP.
- You dislike the people you work with and/or your boss.
It becomes difficult to deal with your colleagues or your manager. And though sometimes you want to work out the problems, they seem unfixable.
- Your job duties have changed/increased, but the pay hasn’t.
If your company has downsized into double time but nowhere near double compensation. Worse, promises you of salary increase which never happened.
- You don’t feel like you’re learning or growing anymore
Everyday seems the same for you. You feel like you’re stuck in a rut.
- Every little thing about your workplace annoys you
From the unbelievably slow elevators to the cramped pantry—you just can’t deal anymore. Even things you never used to care about seem to irk you.
- Your work performance is suffering
You’re no longer productive at work, even though you’re capable of performing the task assigned to you.
- Your work-related stress is affecting your physical health
Your workplace has become an unhealthy place for you which has already created a negative impact on you physically and mentally. The stress is already consuming you, giving you sleepless nights and taking a toll on your health.
- You can’t see a future anymore
Everyone who put a lot of sacrifice and love on their job hopes this would lead to something bigger like a promotion, if not, opportunities or new challenges, higher roles or responsibilities or new knowledge.
- You’re experiencing verbal abuse, sexual harassment, or are aware of any type of other illegal behaviors
If you’re a victim of deplorable behaviours such as these, you should definitely quit your job regardless of what corrective measures you’re taking.
Are you experiencing some of the signs above? Are there other signs that you think should also be included in the list?