We write a lot of stories about entrepreneurship and how to build your business, but we realize that everyone is not meant to be an entrepreneur. Even with that being true, that does not mean that you shouldn’t be happy about your work. Like we explained in Monday’s story, it’s not always about the money.
It’s not always clear when it’s time to quit your job or change careers. Just in case you are on the fence, here are a few signs that it’s time to leave your current job and find one that is more suited for you.
You’re miserable every morning.
If every day you wake up and think how much time do you have to call off, it’s time to find another job/career.
You really dislike the people you work with and/or your boss.
I’m not saying you have to go out to lunch or have drinks with your co-workers, but if you can’t connect with anyone at your job it’s time to go. Also, if you dread talking to the people that you see most of the day that is a clear sign that this is not the place for you.
You’re consistently stressed, negative, and/or unhappy at work.
Do yourself a favor and everyone else that you work with a favor and quit. No one, including yourself, wants to work with someone that openly hates their job.
You’re bored at your job.
If you’re constantly looking for something to do at work, then it may be time to look for another job. There is only so much internet surfing you can do in a day and that makes for a long shift.
You don’t enjoy what you have been hired to do.
On day one this may not be such a big deal, but on year ten this will be the elephant in the room. If you’re good at math but hate sitting in front of a computer all day, don’t become an accountant.
You believe that you’re meant for bigger better things.
You are the only one that knows the passion that drives you. If you spend your entire work day dreaming about doing something else, then that is what you should be doing.
Face it, we only have so much time on this earth and most of it is spent working. We can look forward to what we do every day or we can dread it. Either way it’s up to you.