You have days when you can’t seem to deal with your job, but in the end you still head to work and actually do a lot of great things. But then, there comes a time when things don’t seem to be working out anymore, and you and your employer aren’t meeting eye-to-eye regarding both your expectations. Sit down and reflect about where your career is going. If you’re experiencing the following, then maybe it’s time to move on.
1. You absolutely hate Mondays…
…And Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Actually, you hate the entire week. Waking up for you has become a chore. You don’t like to get out of bed knowing that what’s in store for you at work isn’t exactly great.
2. You feel like you’re not improving.
Day in and day out, you do the same thing that it has become mind-numbing. You try to convince yourself that you’ve become more efficient, which is not entirely false, but the problem is that you’re not doing anything else and your boss doesn’t seem to care much about your career growth.
3. You don’t fit the work culture or the people.
You’ve been coming to work for almost a year and you still don’t feel like you fit in. It’s fine in the beginning since you’re there for work, not to make close friends, but you soon realize that building relationships is important if you want things easier, and for some reason, it’s just not happening.
4. Your body has started reacting negatively.
Every time you think about work, you feel like you’ve been punched in the gut, or you get a headache, or you really just feel like crap. Because of that, you’re absent for half the week every week.
5. You get anxiety attacks.
You suddenly wake up at 2:00 a.m., wondering if your retailer has already been informed about the promo you’re having. Then you start thinking of all the things that you still need to finish, and even if you know that there’s really nothing you can do in the wee hours of the morning, you break out in cold sweat, waiting impatiently for the sun to rise so that you can head to the office. The worst part is it happens every night, and you never get enough sleep.
6. Your boss is a bully.
There are some managers who are strict, while there are some who are just hell bent on making your life miserable. They humiliate you publicly, exclude you in group meetings, and trivialize your issues, which are basically just short of telling you not to come back the following day. Employee abuse is more rampant than you think. Don’t wait until you’re singled out.
7. You’re overworked and underpaid.
When you’re passionate about doing something, you go the extra mile for it. But when you think that your heart isn’t in what you’re doing and you’re not even well-compensated for, then it’s time to re-think your plans.
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