If you haven’t made up your mind whether to hand in your notice yet, this list may be what pushes you over the edge. If one of more of these signs applies to you, there’s no time like the present to pack up and move on.
You dread going to work –
Sunday night looms and you have the dreaded feeling in the pit of your stomach. The thought of going to work ruins your cosy night in as you are worried about the multitude of things you have to face that are piled high on your desk on Monday morning.
You find any excuse to leave your desk –
Even if it’s just for 5 minutes, it’s still 5 minutes closer to home time. You stay locked in the toilet cubicle for long enough that it is justified, but not too long that they send out a search party for you.
You could run the business better than your boss –
You just want to scream into a pillow! How did they get to run the business when they have never done it themselves? You’re the one out there in action all day, every day. You know what your clients want and the best way to deliver this, but the boss doesn’t.
The company is going round in circles –
If you suspect that the business is in trouble, it may be time to run in the opposite direction. Watch out for clues, like suddenly needing management approval for even minor expenses, an increase in closed-door meetings or a large number of managers leaving the company.
You’ve lost your mojo –
Gone are the days when you skipped into work, determined to tick all of the tasks off you to do list. Staying on late was never an issue- you loved what you did and felt like you were achieving something. Now you clock watch, considering altering all the clocks in the office to read 10 minutes faster. Who would know?
There’s no room for progression –
You were promised the earth when you joined. All the training courses imaginable along with ‘excellent progression opportunities’, but as you sit there, you know you will only be promoted if the person above you leaves and right now that seems very unlikely.
Your job is now routine –
You do the same tasks every day on queue like a robot. You need to be challenged and constantly learning and developing your skills. CPD is crucial for all careers to help stay ahead of the game.
Your health is taking a hit –
You are constantly tired and miserable. A winter cold is now a summer, autumn and spring occurrence. Job stress can lead to depression, insomnia, headaches, frequent illness, and worse. Don’t let this happen to you. No amount of money is worth that.
Your personal life in non-existent –
Even the night you are out with friends enjoying a chilled glass of vino, you find yourself ranting on and on about the stresses of work life and how much you hate your job.
You feel trapped –
This is by far the worst feeling in any situation. There’s no need to continue to feel this way, especially about a job. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Find a new job that you feel passionate about once again, that supports you as well as develops your skills within your chosen industry.
If this has inspired you to move onto greener pastures then get in touch with us today. Read our previous article ‘Time for a new job? Where do I start?’ to help you decide what your next move should be. RedBox Recruitment is here to support you every step of the way.