Time For A More Meaningful Career?

We spend the majority of our time at work, so there’s nothing worse than feeling like a robot, stuck in a job we hate, feeling like each day is a waste of time. Here are 10 reasons why it might be time to choose a new career path:-

Going Into Work Is A Drag

Your alarm goes off. It’s time to get up and you can’t imagine anything worse than going into work today. Remember when you used to actually get excited about going into work? Those were the days. They don’t last forever, of course. Every job inevitably has its good days and its bad days, but if your morning routine now involves putting your alarm on snooze for as long as possible and thinking about all of the things that you’d rather do instead of going into work, it could be time to quit.

Time Moves Slower When You’re At Work

Time flies when you’re having fun. When you’re engaged in deep, meaningful work, it can be easy to lose track of time. If you don’t find yourself engaged in work that matters and instead you’re staring at the clock every five minutes, it’s a sign that you’re not mentally stimulated. Being bored at work sucks. If you’re spending your time at a job that you don’t enjoy in the first place, the fact that time seems like it’s moving slower can make that job even worse. Get out while you can.

You’re No Longer Motivated

Team Stage say that only 15% of employees worldwide are happy and engaged in their jobs, 39% feel under appreciated and 81% of employees think of quitting for a better offer. Motivation helps keep us focused on completing work and ultimately taking satisfaction in the work that we do. It drives us forward and leads to career progression, so how can you tell when you’re no longer motivated at work? Thankfully, you don’t have to be a career psychic to realize when your job is no longer motivating you. If completing the simplest of tasks at work seems like an almighty chore, or if you’re constantly tired and can’t wait until the end of the day, your motivation at work has gone. Once that’s happened, it can be difficult to carry on with your job in the same way.

You Don’t Share the Company’s Values

Most companies have a set of values that they want their employees to live by. These are often known as core values and shared as a company’s core mission. Companies are often built on the strength of their core values as they help structure the behaviors of both their employees and the business itself. When you’re being disciplined for not adhering to these rules and values, or you simply feel like a company’s values are just a masquerade hiding a terrible working environment, don’t beat around the bush. You’re not happy and it’s time to quit.

There’s No Team Spirit

Sometimes you can hate your job so much that it reaches a point where you start to hate everyone there too. If you can no longer bear the frustration of bumping into Jane in the kitchen or if you find yourself purposely avoiding interactions with your boss because you can’t stand the sight of him anymore, that’s not a good sign. Enjoying working with your team will ultimately make you enjoy your job more. If you can’t stand your team mates, it’s time to quit your job.

You’re Not Being Paid Enough

You’ve had your job for over five years and you’ve still not been offered a pay rise? Something has to give. You don’t need to be a career physic to work out if the amount you’re being paid for your work is fair. There are lots of websites out there such as Glass Door that show the average salaries for jobs that are the same as yours. If you feel like you’re not being fairly compensated for your years of hard work at a company, it’s time to quit.

Life is easier when we’re doing the things that we love. If your job is sucking all of the energy and excitement out of your life, it’s time to move on.

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