At some point in your career, you most likely have been tempted to quit your job. That little inner voice that nudges you at odd times and says, “Quit” or “It’s Not Worth It being here anymore” . Like the rest of us, you would most likely ignore the voice and justify your decision by telling yourself to manage the situation you have found yourself in, as there are no jobs out there, the economy is bad, the replacement job might be worse etc.
The truth is you are most likely not doing anyone a favor by holding on to that job. This is because over time, due to your weaning interest in the job, you become less efficient over time. This would affect your overall ranking and reputation. Believe it or not, your company would be just fine without you.
Are you at crossroads making a decision to quit or to stay? If you identify with one or more of the warning signs below, it’s time for you to start that job search now, while you are still employed. What are you waiting for?
1.Your Job Is A Pain In Your Neck
Every morning when you wake up, you grumble and sigh, simply because the mere thought of going to work and surviving the day is unbearable although, you survived the previous day, and the day before that. You consider calling in sick for the slightest thing. This simply means you really dislike your job.
2. Your Office Is Not What It Used To Be
When you starting working at this company, it was the place to be. You were super excited working for this company, and people around you were pretty envious that you were working there. Over the years, the company changed due to either new management or their vision has changes. Basically, the company has lost its edge; and your excitement.
3. You Are Overworking Yourself
As every year passes by, you discover that you are taking on more and more work to stay above water. You feel like your drowning even though you work for over 40 hours a week, and even on weekends.
4. You Want More Money
You work very hard, and your pay doesn’t do justice to the work you do for the company. Apart from that, you keep getting passed up on that promotion or opportunity in the company.
5. You Are Witnessing Illegal Behavior
Let us face the truth; if the company goes down and you go down with it, you could tarnish your reputation for quite a long time depending on how bad the behavior was.
6. Boss From Hell Just Got Hired
New management has been hired, and you feel he/she will slowly destroy the company or drive you crazy, whichever comes first. The new boss just doesn’t understand the company’s vision or the employees that work there—actually he or she really doesn’t seem to care—and after several months, there appears to be little hope of that ever changing.
7. You Find Yourself Creating Retirement Graphs
You still have many years to go before you can retire, but find yourself spending far too much time dreaming of that house on a tropical beach and charting out how much money you need to save monthly in order to retire much, much sooner.
8. Strange Habits Are Forming
You begin waking up in the middle of the night completely stressed out because of your job. Complaining about your job becomes your new hobby. You are calling in sick—again!
9. You Find Yourself Daydreaming a Lot at Work
Are you bored at work? Can’t find the passion and drive you used to have when you first started working for your company? When at work do you find yourself searching the Internet more often or searching the job listings religiously?
10. You’re Not Playing Well Together Any Longer
Sometimes, the office dynamics change with a few new hires. All of a sudden, you find yourself arguing on a daily basis with your co-workers and feeling as if you’re being scrutinized at every turn.
If any of these hints apply to you, it’s pretty much time for you to search for a new job, while at your current job.
PushCV Content Team.