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Below are 10 signs it is time to look for a new job;
1. Your Mondays Ruin Your Sundays
Is your job so daunting that you wake up Sunday morning already dreading Monday morning? If so, get out now. You shouldn’t be involved with anything that makes you that unhappy in and outside of the office.
2. You Don’t Respect Your Superiors
In a perfect world, we would all adore our bosses and CEO’s so much that we would hope to one day be adopted by them. Sadly, that’s not always the case. While you may not always like them, you should always have respect for your superiors. They represent where you would like to be one day. If you don’t, then the pay-off for all your hard work may not be what you wanted. Try focusing your efforts elsewhere.
3. You Lack Job Satisfaction and/or Accomplishment
After hours and hours of work, you should be proud of yourself for a job well-done. Even for the most trivial of tasks, if you’re happy knowing that you contributed in some way to your company, your job is worth sticking to. If you are continually having “What does it all mean?” moments, however, and never finding satisfaction or feeling accomplished in any of your tasks, then maybe a two-weeks notice is in order.
4. You are Bored
If you’ve become bored with the industry; if you look at what your superiors are doing and don’t find any interest in it; if the job descriptions for positions above you sound dull as dirt, then veer off and find some excitement.
5. You Love the Company of Other Unhappy Employees
Do you find yourself gravitating towards the more disgruntled employees of your company, bonding over the anger you have towards your job? You tend to be the company you keep, so if you’re attracted to a more miserable crowd, then you should get out before you become permanently bitter and cynical.
6. You are Giving Less Than Your Best
We all know what we are capable of, and sometimes, when we don’t care about a project that we’re working on, we work well below our potential. Putting minimal effort towards your job shows that you lack passion towards your current career. If you don’t care, it’s not worth it.
7. You See No Opportunity for Advancement
If you find that there is no upward mobility in your job or that the positions above you seem less than attractive, then why stay? Your hard work now should eventually pay off and lead to a better job later.
8. Your Ideals Conflict with Companies
Do you strive to be the next CEO at Goldman Sachs but feel capitalism should be abolished? If so, maybe it’s not the best career path for you. Try to pick a career that is relevant to your ideals. If you find that your job conflicts with your principles, save yourself the sleepless nights and restart your career search.
9. You Really Have No Idea What You Are Doing
If you sit through daily meetings constantly confused about what everyone is talking about and absolutely cannot grasp the concepts (no matter how many times they’re explained to you), then you’re clearly on the wrong career path. You can’t like it if you can’t get it, so find a job in something that you actually understand and, more importantly, are excited to learn about.
10. Your Life Has Taken a Turn For the Worse
If your animosity towards your job is affecting your personal life, end this career now. Your job should not be a source of anxiety on a daily basis, nor should it force you to take frustrations out on the people you love. If all of your problems stem from your job, let it go and enjoy a happier existence.
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