Are you sick and tired of going to the same job day after day? You may find yourself asking, “what is my purpose here” and “is it time for me to find a new job?” We have put together a list of the top 8 danger signs it’s time to change jobs.
Let’s get started.
1. You’re Disengaged
Being disengaged from others, your work and life can happen if you are unhappy with your job.
Think about it, if you are not happy interacting with the people you work with all day you’re likely to become miserable.
This will lead to decreased work productivity, difficulty with social interaction, and it could affect other people’s health and wellbeing.
2. Toxic Work Environment
Are you working with very toxic people that are making you feel unhappy with your job? Maybe, the toxicity is coming from you but you cannot see it. Both situations are a real possibility and both are not good ways to spend your time at a job.
You really need to take a step back and evaluate the situation. Look at how you are interacting with your loved ones as well as your co-workers to determine if you need to change yourself or if it’s time to change jobs.
Just be careful if you are the toxic one because of burnout issues, you must fix these issues even if that means a complete career change.
“20 Enjoyable Careers That Make Over 75k” can give you some options for a career change.
3. Too Comfortable
Have you ever not changed something in your life or accepted a situation that is mediocre because you were comfortable in the situation? This is what we do with careers too.
We will stay at a job even if we are not happy with it because we tell ourselves that we should be happy and grateful for what we have. We tell ourselves that this job will be fine because it pays the bills. You may know how to successfully do your job so you stay with it even though it makes you unhappy.
Here is something to think about:
If you were in a bad relationship would you get out of it? Maybe you have been in a bad relationship and stayed with that person because it was easier that way. You know that there is not benefit to you or that person, but you continue with that relationship because you are comfortable in that situation.
You do not have to take mediocre as an option just because it is good enough. It’s your life, so do what is best for you and your happiness.
4. Dreading Going to Work
It is the day before a new work week and you feel overwhelming anxiety and dread for the next day. Not because it may be a hard day, but because you know you have to go into that building again, punch the clock, and deal with that job again for another week.
The feeling of dread will bring you down week by week and day by day until you end up with mental health issues like depression. If you continue on with these emotions it can lead to mental health issues that will make you have problems in any job you have according to Everyday Health.
5. You Can’t Be Yourself
Have you ever gone somewhere where you needed to act like someone else so you can fit in? This is a problem for a lot of people both in a social environment and a work environment.
If you cannot be yourself at work this can really cause real personal inner turmoil in your soul. As time goes on you will lose a sense of who you are as a person and what you represent. If you are at a job where you have to be someone else to socially fit in then you need to reconsider moving to a different job.
6. No Opportunities to advance
Do you feel like you are stuck in one position and you will never progress? Sometimes you need to be patient and do your time to get the promotions. However, in some cases, you are literally stuck in one position from the time you start to the time you leave.
7. Poor Workplace Culture
How the overall culture is within your workplace? Does your workplace have values and ethics?
For example, some company’s claim to fame is that their culture strongly promotes team member’s happiness and wellbeing. You may enter a company with this same mindset, then quickly realize that they don’t actually follow through with that.
If you’ve entered a company believing in the values and ethics they sold to you, then realized their values are false, you will build resentment.
8. No Happiness
This goes along with some of the other points, but it needs to be emphasized on its own. Being happy in life is so important to your health and wellbeing. If you are unhappy with your worklife then other parts of your life will be affected too.
You may not always be happy with certain parts of your life and that is normal, but as humans we should seek all things that are good.
Are you showing signs and symptoms of that it’s time to change jobs? Many people feel this way from time to time. However, before you just quit your job, consider these questions:
- Are you just in a rough patch in life? Will it get better?
- Do you see red flags in the workplace causing any of the 8 problems?
- Are you truly happy with your situation?
- Will your job help advance your well-being?
- Does your workplace promote joyfulness in your life?
Complete the Career Change Quiz to help determine if you should find a new career. Take your time, make a plan, and make a rational decision, not an emotional one.
P.S. If you would like help with your upcoming interview, look at our “7 Steps to a Successful Interview Using the BREATHE Method.”