11 Dec Finding a new workplace
We feel butterflies in our stomach and those little jitters during our first day of work. The idea of learning new things, meeting new people (and having to deal with them), as well as taking on opportunities excites us. But when you have gone passed the challenges of the position after months or years, and you just go day-by-day without that same feeling when you’re the newbie, you might want to do some self evaluation and ask yourself: Are you still happy?
Find out these six signs you need to quit your job.
1. You drag yourself to work.
You don’t just dread Mondays. Going to work every single day does not excite you anymore. And yes, you look forward to Fridays and Saturdays like they are heaven sent.
Simply put, “You’re not waking up most mornings with a feeling of excitement towards your job,” says Teri Hockett, chief executive of career site What’s For Work?, in his interview for Forbes.
2. You are not comfortable with the company’s rule/ your boss/ teammates
Employees should be working WITH the company and not FOR the company. By simply agreeing to their job offer, this means that you and your employer are on the same page—from the company’s objectives to your own career goals.
If this is not the situation anymore, then you might want to consider finding a new company.
Some quit their job because of their boss. But you should also keep an eye if he is just challenging you and stretching you the extremes to see if you can handle things your way, or he is just there to make your life miserable for no reasons.
3. Your mind is wandering somewhere
You are bored even tons of paper work await in your desk. You either see yourself in a coffee shop while doing freelance work, or you daydream of entering another company where your potentials can be tapped. I know a friend who capitalized in making best man speech for his friends and clients. He even created a website for it and it worked.
4. How’s your work-life balance?
Has your job made you the workaholic monster who missed family gatherings and high school reunions? Some may prioritize a business meeting rather than attending their kid’s piano recital, or even
Have you also checked on your health? does eight hours of work sitting in front of the computer makes your body
In the end, ask yourself what really matters. And learning to prioritize the key.
5. Ask yourself: Are you happy?
It is normal to be stressed at work. But being stressed due to a dozen of workload is different from being unhappy. One can enjoy doing work, even when deadlines, reports and meetings are being thrown at you simultaneosy without having the feeling of unhappiness. But if you are that person—who knows deep in her heart that you just let the day pass by, work on things without putting your heart into it, and probably just waiting for the next pay day, do yursef a favor and look for a place where you can find your purpose and passion. Maybe because you feel like facing a blank wall or a dead end where opportunities don’t grow. Or maybe
Never fear failing. As long as you know that somewhere, there is a place where your potentials belong, go draft that letter and open your life with new opportunities.