Have you been wondering if quitting your job or choosing a new career is a good move? Sometimes, changing careers or giving up on your current job is a good idea, and it can actually greatly improve your life. If you’re debating whether or not it’s time to move, see if you’re exhibiting any of these signs when you are at work.
- You constantly think about how much of a moron your boss is. Granted, all bosses are stupid to a point, but they got to where they are because they most likely were promoted from your position. But, if you really are noticing serious sign of mismanagement, as well as moves that make you wonder what your boss is smoking, it may be time to switch.
- The environment of your job is killing you. When the atmosphere is suffocating you, stifling you, and making it hard for you to work without erupting into tears, you’re on a sinking ship. A cold environment is often a sign that you’re not wanted. When you feel like the odd kid out at the playground, it’s often a sign that either you or your company is going to sever ties soon. It’s best to make it your choice and not theirs.
- You aren’t being paid enough for the work that you do. If you have a college degree, and are making a few bucks over minimum wage, it’s time to switch jobs. Even if you like your job, you need to be able to make enough money to put food on the table. It’s only fair to you.
- Every day is a struggle to get to work. We aren’t just talking about commutes, here. If you actually can’t get yourself to get out of bed, then you really need a new job. A job shouldn’t be something that you dread going to.
- Arguments in your workplace are the norm. There’s something to be said about going to work where everyone works harmoniously. If you notice explosive shouting, yelling and screaming, it’s going to affect how you view your industry. If you’re the one screaming at people, it’s a sign that things aren’t going to work out for you in that company culture anytime soon.
- Some of the aspects of your company’s culture are beginning to turn you into a bad person. Some companies just have toxic cultures which promote lying, cheating on spouses, or just plain theft. If you’re getting that uncomfortable feeling in your gut about doing something, you may just need to re-evaluate your position. Do you really want to sell your soul for a little cash?
- You can no longer focus on your work. At all. When this happens, your brain has already checked out.
- You’ve caught your boss fleecing you. There is nothing worse than working for someone who has actually undercut your ability to make ends meet, lied about your earnings, or done similar shady work. If you ever catch your boss being dishonest with you, it’s time to go. FAST.
Have you ever experienced any of these? If so, it’s time to bail!