Whether your job has rewarding benefits or simply helps you pay the bills, we can all agree that there comes a point where quitting has crossed our minds. As much as we don't want to, we all get restless at work from time to time. There are moments when the workload would feel so tough that it would make you want to just up and leave.
In this case, how do you know if the feeling you thought was just tiredness is actually a sign that you've unfortunately reached the end of the road? Here, we listed down that it's not just dissatisfaction, but actually surefire signs that it's time to change your gameplan.
1. You dread going to work everyday.
Feeling unsettled every time the weekend ends is not fun, but it's quite normal these days. It just becomes unhealthy when you realize that whether it's a Monday or Friday (and every day in between), you dread leaving the house, going to work, and seeing the people in your office. You have trouble waking up because thinking about working makes you restless already. You can try to have a break or a nice vacation out of the town. But if it still lingers, then perhaps a permanent solution is what you need.
2. Other jobs excite you more than your own job.
If imagining that you have your friend's job or the ones you see online excite you more than your own job, it's time to check if you are in the right place right now. Honestly, why would you want something if you're already content with what you have? If you're still unsure, list the pros and cons first before settling or leaving.
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3. You always complain about it to your loved ones.
As much as possible, we want to avoid ruining our conversation with our loved ones by ranting about our workday. We just want to talk about the good things that are happening to us, but sometimes the stress just get the best of us which leads to complaining about work every time you're with them. And chances are, it wouldn't be solved if you don't do anything about it. We're sure that they would be able to help you decide, that's why instead of letting your work complaints dominate the discussion, ask them about their opinion to give you a fresher perspective.
4. You're getting sick every now and then.
There had been a few days when you go to the hospital because of fatigue or frequent times you go home with a headache. Plus, your checkup results has become very alarming. Well, your job actually might be to blame. If it's actually making you physically and mentally ill like having colds and breakdowns, then it's time to let go and look for a new one. Remember that there's no such thing as a job worth risking your physical and mental health!
5. Being fired doesn't scare you anymore.
The fact that you aren't scared over that one thing every employee doesn't want to happen is probably a clear sign to you that this is something you should let go now before things get out of hand. If running away from your responsibilities, not passing your tasks on time, or having zero concern whether or not your supervisors will slack you, then perhaps your current position has already lost its value to you.
Remember that you should be having a sense of purpose in your job, not feeling lost in it. Yup, it's true that all these signs could possibly be problems that everybody deals with every now and then. But if it's something you consistently struggle with, consider the fact that your job may not be contributing to your growth anymore. This might be your subconscious self telling you something. So if you can relate with all these signs, then you better start drafting that resignation letter now.
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