Holding on to your precious job? Or is it not so precious anymore?
How do you know when to quit? The main sign is ironically found within you, according to Ed Muzio who wrote “Make Work Great”. But of course that’s not the only sign. There many others that can be found in the surroundings.
You hate work
When you frequently ask more time in bed or maybe even made you bargain anything like cleaning the toilet or the entire house just so you can skip work, it’s a big sign that you should think about quitting your job.
There are experts who have had the experience. It’s a warning sign for Laura Milligan when she woke up at midnight having migraine from stress caused by work.
Catching yourself daydreaming about the job your really want? There are people who can’t go to bed thinking that they’ve landed on the job that wasn’t right for them, they even wish they can get fired so they have a way out.
If you wanted to quit your job or considered a change in your career but cannot figure what to do exactly, you may take a career test for ideas on where you excel.
Suzanne Saxe-Roux says that if there’s no passion, you can’t bring out the best in you.
If your phone and Facebook saves you from boredom, it’s time to try new challenges.
They earn more
Your efforts aren’t valued when you’re doing the same job but they get more money.
If you’re not one of your boss’ favorites and he sure plays that card, then why not be your own boss? Try taking an entrepreneur test to see if you got the potential.
The work just isn’t there
Aside from being overworked, another sign could be that your boss is not giving you challenging or long-term projects anymore.
OP (out of place)
It’s when you feel distant or your coworkers’ make you feel that way.
Losing an advocate
If an important person left the company, you can use a little change. Layoffs and retirements are common causes.
Managers want your info.
When higher-ups try to connect with your network and are interested with you access to work-related things, it could mean that they’re trying to get rid of you.
There’s a new kid
You’ve been in the job for a while and all your routine tasks and challenges are given to a newbie.
It can be automated
Consider another career when your job can be done by a machine.
There are frequent closed-door meetings with execs from HQ
They could be planning some changes and your job is in danger.
Your company has the budget blues
It’s not in the nature of employees to tell the rest that they’re having financial problems. Observe cutbacks and frequent accounting of costs.
If the message is clear, try to go before you are sent out. Back yourself up with your networks and start upgrading your resume. You might need it very soon.