If you were looking for a sign, this is it.
Perhaps you’ve subconsciously made the decision to quit but need a little push to actually do so. We’re not saying that you don’t love your job, maybe you genuinely do. But it’s true that sometimes, love isn’t enough to make people stay where they are. If you’re experiencing at least one of these signs we’ve listed, you know it’s time to go.
You’re not learning anything new
It’s not enough that your job can pay the bills. It’s also important that the activities you do at work can help you become better. For example, the work you have should help you become smarter, more organized, and more ambitious. Your job should upgrade your skills, not only your budget. Learning new things will excite you and will allow you to create a better version of yourself.
You feel you’re not paid enough
A small paycheck is discouraging.
Ask yourself, how much do you think your talents, skills, and efforts are worth? If you come up with a figure higher than the one printed on your pay slip, adding into consideration overtime pay and benefits, then maybe you’re underpaid. Consider talking to your boss about a raise. In the end it all boils down to how much you think your labor and skills are worth. If your company won’t provide sufficient compensation for the work you do, perhaps it’s time to take your skills elsewhere.
You have a terrible boss
Your boss should be someone who inspires to do better in the hopes of replicating or even surpassing his success. If your boss gives you more reasons to hate him than reasons to look up to him, leave, especially if that same person does not contribute to your growth as an employee. You do not want to stay in a place where you are made to feel inferior.
You dread the weekdays
It’s only Monday and you can’t wait for Friday already. It’s normal for people to want time for themselves, but if this has become a habit, you know you have to go. If you have to drag yourself every day to work, and constantly dread the idea of going to the office, you know something’s got to give. Work isn’t always a paradise, but it’s not supposed to feel like torture.
Your company is always re-structuring
Re-organizing can be a good thing as it gives the employees the opportunity to step up, learn other functions, and be recognized in the company. But if this has become a regular occurrence, it can also indicate leadership issues or poor strategic direction. Whether you like it or not, constant re-orgs will impact your focus, priorities, and progress.
You can’t stop thinking about quitting
Sometimes, you just have to listen to your guts. Your insides are already begging for your feet to run off the door, but somehow you are still able to fight that urge by convincing yourself that maybe you’re just having a bad week. Instead of constantly shutting off the voices in your head, take the time to sit and listen. Your insides sometimes make sense more than you’d like to think.
It’s true that there is comfort in the things you’re already used to, but you must realize that you need to unload and leave things behind for you to grow. Leaving can seem scary, but it is essential for you to further realize your potential. Know that quitting the job that makes you miserable will give you a better shot at finding what will truly make you happy in your career.
Have you been experiencing any of these signs? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.