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Do you find yourself daydreaming about work all the time, or when you are at work, your mind wanders to something more enjoyable me too. You don’t feel engaged in your work any more. You’re not progressing as much as you feel that you should be and you’re bored with what was once an interesting job. It doesn’t matter if it’s a startup or a big company; when this happens, it’s time to reinvent yourself (or just quit). If you have been at the same job for more than a year, and everything above resernates wih you it’s time to be questioning yourself.
Here are the top 10 signs it’s time to quit your job
You’re not challenged at work:
Too many people are primarily looking for a paycheck, and it’s likely that you’re one of them. If the large majority of your day is spent on tasks that could be accomplished by an intern or someone who started just yesterday, then it might be time to think about moving on to another company where you would have more interesting work that you can really sink your teeth into.
You start every morning hating going to work:
It’s never fun waking up in the morning and not feeling like going in to your job, but if this happens with alarming frequency then it might be time to think about what would make you happier at work (or elsewhere). If you are waking up with dread inside of you, then it’s time to do something about it.
You’re not challenged intellectually:
When you’re young, the anti-intellectualism that pervades our culture can be a problem if you’re looking for work that actually makes you think. This is a problem because if your job doesn’t challenge you mentally, then it’s not a job worth having.
You feel undervalued:
While pay, benefits, and intangible rewards like feeling like your employer appreciates your hard work (or lack thereof) are important, they aren’t the only things that will keep you at a job. If you’re dreading going to work on a regular basis, then it may be time to rethink how you’re valued at your place of employment.
Your job is a drag:
If you constantly wish you weren’t at work, if your job is a complete and utter bore that you would rather not be there, then it’s time to do something about it. Quit your job, find another one that makes you genuinely happy, and in the meantime do something for yourself so that when this new job doesn’t pay enough or else the company goes bankrupt or otherwise fails (again), you can survive (and possibly thrive) until the economy picks up enough for things to get better again.
You dislike your boss:
Avoiding conflict is a natural tendency for most of us, but if the reality is that you absolutely can’t stand your boss and don’t enjoy working for him/her/it then you’re really better off putting in your notice. The problem with not finding something else is that it could take months or even years to find something better, and in the meantime you could be stuck in a job where everyone around you hates their jobs as well.
Your job is killing you:
If you spend more time in the hospital than at your place of employment, then obviously something is wrong. Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of jobs that simply come with physical hazards (welder, roofer, lumberjack, etc.), but generally speaking your job shouldn’t cause you to spend significantly more time in the hospital than at work.
You hate the culture at your job:
Culture is a hard thing to quantify and pin down because it’s so subjective and based on perception. If you hate the culture at your place of work (regardless of whether or not you’re an employee or even a customer), then it’s time to do something about it. You can’t change everything about the culture (you’re not going to be able to start a revolution), but you can change your part in that culture.
You hate your co-workers:
This is similar to the previous point, but different enough that it warrants its own bullet point. If you truly despise everyone around you and would rather put up with just about anything than have to deal with them, then find something else as soon as possible. If you tolerate your co-workers (or your employer), it’s better to change jobs now than to wait until the situation becomes unbearable.
You hate your job and everything about it: This is the last point we’ll make, and despite how much we could add to it, this is all that really needs to be said. If you hate your job so much that literally nothing about it makes you happy, then quit. It’s not worth staying somewhere where you feel miserable all of the time because of a paycheck (and even if you’re just getting by when it comes to feeling happy at work).
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