How do you know when enough is enough?
There will be at least one time in your career when you will want to quit your job. That’s normal. When you start waking up each day, dreading the 8 hours ahead of you, then it’s time to consider changing jobs.
Do your research first. Take a look at these 5 signs and analyze your own situation – are you happy in your workplace? Changing careers is a huge decision; you want to make sure you’re making the right one.
You’re Miserable….All The Time
Everyone will experience a time in their career when they are not completely satisfied. However, you need to distinguish between temporary dissatisfaction with long term overall unhappiness (for lack of a better word).
If you’re losing sleep, experiencing nightmares, dreading the days you have to go into work and wasting your weekends aware by the fear of Monday – it’s time to think about changing careers. Basically, if it’s taking a toll on your mental health, get out fast.
Money Is The Only Reason You’re Still There
Sorry for being clichéd but…money doesn’t buy happiness. Clichés are clichés for a reason, because they are often true. If the only positive thing about your job is the cash, then perhaps enough is enough. Your career should be where you are able to express your skills and passion and if you cant do that, then consider changing careers.
You Hate The People
Finish this sentence: My boss is a …
The first thing that pops into your mind will tell you how you feel. It might not be your boss; it could be your colleagues. At first I thought, “Surely you shouldn’t quit your job based on how you feel about those around you?” Then again. These are people you spend everyday with. If they don’t make you happy, then what’s the point?
No Room To Move
A big sign it’s time to be changing jobs is when there’s no room for you to grow in your company. Are you being challenged? Is this the best that you can do? If there’s no room for promotion or to move to higher heights, then changing careers is a valid option.
Square Peg, Round Hole
Never try to fit a square peg into a round hole; it’s not the right fit. The same goes for company culture. If your workplace holds different values to your own, then it’s not a good fit. Work environment is extremely important to how you feel about your job and if it’s bringing you down then maybe enough is enough.