We have all had periods at work where the day seems never ending and that you are consumed with boredom or frustration. This is not necessarily bad. Unless it becomes an everyday occurrence and if this is the case, changes may have to be made! Below are some signs that you need a new job. See if you can relate to any of them.
Does it feel like your day is never ending and just a repetition of the same work-load and daily-tasks? Do you feel like you are not challenged enough. Moreover, do you feel bored constantly looking over at the clock ticking by? If so and you really feel like you are not being used to your full potential then it is something you need to think about in depth for your future growth.
Becoming a Constant Moaner
Having a little moan now and then is a good way to let off some steam. But if this becomes something so frequent that you are repeating yourself daily about the same things or people in a negative way, then finding a new job is probably the best thing to do. Especially if you hate being a moaner and hate that your job has turned you into one.
There Is No Next Step
If your company can not promote you because there is no bigger role for you or it will not promote you because it keeps promoting other people instead. Then sooner or later you will leave the company if looking for the next step is something you seek. Likewise, if looking for the next step is something you fear and do not want but are constantly under threat of being put under more resposibility and stress. Then you have to think about your motives for staying. Ultimately, if you do not believe that your company can give you meaningful career development in a reasonable time frame. Then it is not for you.
If work keeps coming home with you, if you are getting frustrated with the hours you work, or if your workload never seems to get more manageable. It does not matter how much you love your job. You have to think about rebalancing things.
Monday Feeling, Every Sunday Evening
There’s nothing unusual about feeling a bit down on a Monday. But there is a problem when blue Mondays start the night before. If you are in the right job, you shouldn’t find yourself dreading work or feeling anxious about it on Sunday evenings.
Recognise any of these signs?
If you find yourself nodding at three or more of the signs, chances are you’re ready to move on.
You spend a huge amount of your life at work, so if you’re not happy there, chances are that it will affect your general level of happiness. Leaving a job isn’t something you should do lightly, but it’s also something you shouldn’t keep postponing.