7 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Current Job



Tuesday 4th July 2017
Amy Turk

You typically spend over 30 hours a week at your place of work so it’s fair to say that your job should be making you happy on a daily basis. Granted, it’s rare that people jump for joy when their Monday morning alarm goes off but, it’s normal for you to enjoy your job. After all, you usually apply for a job specialising in something that you’re passionate about. However, you can find yourself on a career path that you didn’t necessarily expect to end up on, and it can drag you down. But how do you know when it is the right time to leave your job?

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”Confucius

1. You go to sleep dreading work the next day and wake up feeling the same.

We all get the classic ‘Sunday night feeling’ after the weekend, but if you get this feeling every night and you wake up feeling the same – there’s something not quite right there! You need a job which you can get excited about. Apply for a job which you are passionate about and can get excited about when you wake up in the morning!

2. You have zero motivation.

If you sit at your desk all day feeling lethargic and bored with absolutely no drive to complete any tasks off your to-do list – it might be time for you to move on. If you’re not completing tasks through the day at work, your day will go slowly, and you’ll leave work feeling unproductive and unhappy. In your career, you should be driven to complete your assigned tasks and arrive at work feeling productive every day.

3. You feel like there’s no progression.

Perhaps you feel like you’re going to be stuck in this job for the rest of your life, doing the same thing every day for years to come? If the thought of that is daunting to you and you feel like you’ll never progress in your career, it might be time to aim for bigger and better things.

4. There are signs of business failure.

Maybe you’ve overheard a conversation at work about financial problems, or maybe your boss has been making changes to the business that worry you or show that they could be struggling. If you need stability in your career and the idea of being made redundant frightens you – you should begin job hunting to assure that you have interview opportunities before your company admits that they’re struggling.

5. You dislike the majority of your colleagues.

It’s a given that you won’t get along with everyone in your office, especially if it’s a big firm! But if you find yourself disliking more than a couple of people in your office and you just can’t see eye to eye with anyone, sometimes problems between colleagues are not easily fixed, and the best thing to do is to walk away and find a job working with like-minded people.

6. You ooze negativity.

If you find yourself rolling your eyes when your friends tell you how much they love their job or you just feel negative about everything regarding work – that’s a sign you’re not enjoying your job anymore, and you should potentially find something more suited to your personality.

7. You live in the office.

Is your work/life balance is deteriorating? Do you no longer get to spend quality time with your friends and family? Are you sat in the office until 10 p.m drinking excessive amounts of coffee? – It could be a chance to reconsider whether your job still makes you happy or whether you’d prefer something with better balance.

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