As I was surfing the net this morning, I came across a particular article in Jobstreet.Com that really had my attention glued to the monitor. I would like to share this with you.
6 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO QUIT
1 YOU FIND IT HARD TO GO TO WORK EVERY MORNING. You hit the snooze button repeatedly. You’re late for work, rain or shine, traffic or none. There can be bad days on the job, but you know it isn’t the right fit when the thought of work no longer thrills you.
2 THE THOUGHT OF A PAY RISE DOESN’T MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. People complain about being underpaid, but once they negotiate a higher salary (based on their performance in the company, of course) they look at work with new and inspired eyes. If this isn’t the case, it’s time to be honest with yourself and ask what you really want to do.
3 YOUR JOB NO LONGER GIVES YOU A SENSE OF PURPOSE. When you believe your most menial tasks, such as filling out expense reports or making copies contributes to efficiency in your workplace, you’ve still got your mind and soul intact. But everything seems meaningless and a waste of time, that’s a sign to move on.
4 THERE’S NO ROOM TO LEARN NEW SKILLS. If you’ve asked for more challenging assignments but still feel stuck in a rut, you should seriously consider other options that will give you opportunities to build new skills.
5 YOU AREN’T SURE WHAT YOUR PLACE IS IN THE COMPANY’S FUTURE. If your boss does not give any indication of you playing a more important role in the company’s future, consider an alternative job.
6 THE COMPANY’S VALUES CLASH WITH YOUR PERSONAL VALUES. Do you feel a need to stand up to your personal ethical values and that some policies in your company make you uneasy? Do you consistently feel uncomfortable at your workplace, whether it’s personal conflict or a clash of ethics, try to talk to your boss about it. If nothing changes, start job-hunting. Making a move can be daunting, but life’s too short to live each day feeling trapped in a dead-end job. Be positive. Be proactive; think about what will make you happy. When getting out of the rut you are in, take time to think, and talk to mentors. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.