Having a job gives a sense of accomplishment and security. Knowing you can pay your bills every month and have some money left over to splurge on yourself is rewarding. None the less, what happens when that is no longer the case and you are left with a dreadful feeling about your workplace? You wake up every morning despising the fact that you are going to walk through the doors of a place that makes your blood pressure rise as soon as you step one foot in.
There comes a point in time where we have to question certain aspects of our lives. One important category that may need some reviewing over is our career, “Is it time to leave this job?”. Here are some ques that you might have missed that point to a different direction from that one that is leading to your current job.
You Are Miserable
Being dissatisfied at a workplace is quite common and in most cases temporary. People often lack the motivation or maybe they just need to see things in a different perspective to appreciate the job. However, if there is nothing that can make you change your views about the one place you spend most of your time at other than home, then it may be time to start looking to make the move.
You Can’t Speak Up
Giving feedback during a meeting or perhaps pitching some ideas in private to your manager that will help the pace or production of the business should always be welcomed. If you cannot speak up whether it is because you are a woman, a minority, or simply because they do not value your opinion, this could mean big problems for the company from you or from someone else who may also run into the same ludicrous issue. It is best to grow professionally someplace else where your suggestions will be appreciated.
You Are Verbally Abused By Your Boss
Being blatantly mistreated by your supervisor is unacceptable. No one should ever have to deal with that type of behavior. Every human being is deserving of respect. There should be absolutely no name calling, doors slammed in your face, or even being belittled and humiliated. Any type of disrespect as such should be addressed immediately. This is a clear sign that a healthy workplace is lacking here.
Your Health Isn’t Important To Your Employer
Your well-being should matter to your employer. If you just had a miscarriage and your manager still expects you to show up for work the next day, then it is time for you to move on to something better. A work culture that discourages the well-being of their employees is insulting and should be avoided at all costs. Your health should always come first and if you cannot be supported and given the time to heal and recover, then you are better off to dissociate from a bad work environment.
Lack Of Motivation
You are not interested in doing this anymore and you cannot figure out why. You are stuck in a rut here. Moving up the corporate ladder is out of the question. This could be a waste of your time as well as wrecking your self esteem. You aren’t using your full potential and all the skillsets you have to offer. Do not sell yourself short. Go after what you know you can accomplish. Get your motivation back even if its in a totally different field of work you are in now.
Maxed Out On Pay Raises/Bonuses
You have already reached the highest pay rate you will get for your services at this particular company, so what do you do next? Are you okay doing the job with no promotion or raise year after year? These are some questions that will help you figure out if it is time to start thinking about your next move for your future.
The Job Was Suppose To Be Temporary
You got this job to help get you back on your feet. Perhaps, You are too comfortable to leave now. There is no advancement where you are, but you are afraid to make a change. Settling will not get you to where you want to be. Challenge yourself and go after what you want and deserve.
With the right job you will not have to question if you are in the right workforce. You will have reached your career goal that involves your interests and values. You will have job satisfaction with a stable income that you know will continue to increase alongside your years of experience and education. Most importantly, you will not be tormented with the thought of having to go to work the next day and even while at work you should have a sense of satisfaction and content. Feelings of uncertainty about a job are often temporary, but if you cannot seem to get that funk feeling that resides within you regarding your current place of work, then the question is appropriate for you – Is it time to leave your job?
6 replies on “Is It Time to Leave Your Job?”
My partner’s career and job is important to them and their identity, but I’m totally the opposite. I’d be happy to be a stay at home dad should we ever have kids, as work isn’t important to me. The only thing that I care about is trying to help others or make the world a little bit better some how, that’s why I started my blog
Oh, I totally get it. I know some people don’t have a choice, or at least they feel as if they don’t and stay stuck at a job they hate. Later, they have all types of mental and physical health complications due to this Single problem that impacted their entire life. Thanks for reading!
That’s a good read. I think I’ve encountered every one of these scenarios along the way! Live my job now though.
Thanks for stopping by and reading. Yes, I have as well and those experiences were horrible! I’m with you, I am so blessed to have a job now that I absolutely love.
Deciding to leave a job can be so difficult, particularly if you have a sense of loyalty to your team. I was fortunate in my last role that I left to move and my managers and team mates were hugely supportive. Thanks for sharing!
That is wonderful and so hard to come by these days. Thanks for reading!