People quit their jobs for various reasons, but often the decision is tied to unruly bosses, unreasonable deadlines and a sinking feeling every time you step inside your office. Believe it or not, but your workplace environment contributes majorly to your mental health and how you look forward to life.
When having bad days at work becomes a pattern, it may be a sign that the underlying problem is the job itself ― and there is no longer anything to be gained by staying.
At the beginning of the year, we consider many changes in our lives, both personal and work. You may have considered where you want your future and your career to go, and perhaps that requires you to leave your current job if it doesn’t take you closer to your dream job.
It is necessary that if certain situations arise in your workplace, and you have different emotions when you think about your current job. These seven signs tell you that you should quit your job or not.
1. You are stressed all the time
The Daily Mail reported that Job stress can be just as bad for your health as second-hand smoke. So, we are talking about a pretty serious problem here. If you find that the little things you don’t care about normally, and suddenly make you feel stressed and anxious, you may want to act accordingly. You can try unique ways to deal with stress. Discuss the problem with your boss or a colleague or get professional help as some workplaces offer advice which could improve your mood. But if you’ve exhausted your options and feel like you can no longer cope with your stressful job, you may have to think about quitting. No job is worth sacrificing your health.
2. Your work is being undervalued
Sometimes at work, it is difficult to find a great moment to show everyone what you are made of. You may be continually watched over and never given a chance to truly shine.
You may also be doing too much work and have more responsibilities than is required for your position, and you may deserve a raise. Forbes reported that instead of complaining about being undervalued at work, it is better to collect solid evidence to prove that you are to get the credit you deserve. If your efforts fail, it may be time to find a job where you are appreciated.
3. You are no longer enjoying it
Are you finding yourself bored at work? Did your inner spark and passion for your chosen career just leave the building? Perhaps you have reached the limit of what your job will offer you in terms of professional development.
If you are already working in the industry you want, look elsewhere for another position that is more challenging for you. Otherwise, if you feel like you’ve peaked and you don’t have much room to progress in your career, you may want to get a job somewhere where there’s plenty of room to grow.
4. Your workplace is toxic
Nothing is worse than working with workers who put you down or create a toxic work environment. Maybe essential in your decision to switch jobs if the environment is getting negatively competitive or your co-workers disrespect you.
5. Your achievements are not appreciated
Unfortunately, even when you leave no stone unturned, it’s still never enough for your seniors. It’s great if the company has a transparent employee assessment system, thanks to which you can understand what the management thinks of you – but this is not always the case. Perhaps your company does not have a clear and well-established feedback system, although the manager understands how much time and efforts you are giving in the work. But if from time to time it seems to you that your efforts are not appreciated, think about whether you need it at all or not.
6. You’ve lost your motivation
Most likely, you understand that you have lost motivation. If you spend more time on conversations with colleagues and social networks instead of work.
7. Your values are not aligned with the values of the company
Someplace, when an employee and a company do not fit together are common. For example, someone who is used to working in a small company will find it difficult in a large company where responsibilities are strictly regulated and you need to get used to bureaucracy. The culture of the company may not suit you. If it is customary to sit up in the office on weekends, and you are used to spending them with your family, there is nothing strange about this. Likewise, the values and beliefs of management may not suit you. “You feel that you disagree on how the firm should function from a moral point of view; you notice cultural differences, you have different work ethics, and so on”. Says Lynn Taylor, a coach and culture specialist. If you are uncomfortable working in a particular environment, this is a good reason to separate.
8. You are unhappy at work
To escape a situation, we often tend to all count the minutes until the end of the day – this is normal until it becomes a regular practice. According to the survey Crunch Accounting, 46% of Britons surveyed consider the habit of eagerly staring at the clock in anticipation of the end of the day as one of the clear signs that it is time to change jobs. If you do not remember the last-time you felt joy or satisfaction from what you are doing, this is a reason to think.
You realize that you are spending more time on social networks instead of working. If you are bored if you do not already know what attracted you to your current position, or it seems to you that you have reached the ceiling and work responsibilities brought to automaticity. So, it’s time to figure out what is going on. It will probably be enough to talk to your manager about expanding your responsibilities, promoting, or additional training. If that does not work, the answer is clear.