Continuing from the first part of “signs that you should quit your job”, we find ourselves looking at some of the things to be aware of in the workplace. Remember, most people are at work for 40–50 hours per week, more when you add in the time spent travelling. With this in mind, the workplace shouldn’t be a grind. Sure, there will be days when you feel like throwing the towel in; however, these shouldn’t become regular events. Let’s take a close look at some of the key signs that really should tell you to get looking for a new job.
The Boss Is Acting Indifferently to You
This can be a difficult one to measure, but it certainly is something you should be aware of. Did you used to have a great relationship with your boss?
Have things changed dramatically in recent times? Do you worry that your boss is looking to find fault in your work? If the answer to any of these is yes, then it could well be time to move on.You should be a little cautious when trying to assess your bosses or supervisor’s behaviour. Sometimes there are things happening that are any concern of yours and aren’t related to your own performance.
If you keep getting assigned tasks that you feel are beyond your skill-set this could be a sign that the boss is angling to get you out. However, it might also be that your boss is trying to develop you, but doesn’t possess the skills to show you a proper training plan. If you feel you are being micro-managed and under the spotlight, then get the resume out and update it. You are likely to need it before too long!
You Are Struggling Financially
Money is tight for many people and it is important to try to stay on-top of things financially. In most cases it is fair to say that no matter how much you make it will never be quite enough. However, there are times when the financial pressure can really affect the work you are doing. Have you taken on 1 or 2 side jobs in order to try to make ends meet? Does the financial uncertainty keep you awake at night? We should all understand that money isn’t everything and can’t create instant happiness. But, if you find yourself constantly stressing about money then action is certainly required.
You’re Angry and Bitter Towards Your Job or Colleagues
There are always co-workers that you don’t quite click with. The same is likely of superiors. Have you found yourself being sarcastic to your colleagues? Do you feel negative towards your bosses? Are you unflattering towards your employer? If any of the above is happening, then there is definitely an issue. It might be that things can be fixed and you could put the problems behind you; however, again there are times when this just isn’t possible. If you have little disagreements that start to turn into full scale rows, then now is definitely the time to find a new job. Stay tuned for our final part in this series when we take a look at some more signs that you really need to find a new job.