Do you hate Mondays? Or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for that matter? If your Mondayitis has started to stretch across your entire week and you can no longer enjoy your Sundays being faced with the prospect of work the next day - it may be time for you to seek a new role.
Here are seven signs that almost certainly mean it’s time to quit.
You are not motivated
We all struggle at times with a lack of motivation at work but if you are consistently not able to muster the enthusiasm and drive required for your role, it’s time to move on and find a bigger challenge or more exciting opportunity.
You are constantly frustrated
Are you frequently frustrated with your colleagues? Are you fed up with internal processes or policies? Do you feel like you’re not achieving anything? Are you sick of the office or your commute? If you are regularly spending your time at work being negative and/or stressed, your decision has already been made.
You are not challenged
Every role has repetitive aspects but if you feel that the majority of what you do on a day-to-day basis is no longer challenging, and you are frequently bored, it may be time to scratch that itch.
There are little or no career progression opportunities
How long have you been in your current role? Are there opportunities to progress, either horizontally or laterally within your organisation, should you wish to? Every employer should have a defined career progression plan. If you don’t know what your options are, ask about them in your next appraisal or request some time with your manager. If none exist, or you’re not interested in those that do, don’t waste any more of your time.
You have lost your passion and/or belief
Do you believe in what you are doing? And if not, do you at least believe in what your company does? The first may be fixed by an internal move to a different department or project. However, if you’re not on board with the company vision, you may find it difficult to find fulfilment or achieve real success, and it may be better to cut your losses. Seek an employer you really want to work with.
You dislike the people you work with
Your boss may be an absolute nightmare, your colleagues may have personalities that clash with yours or your clients might be insanely demanding. Whatever the reason, if you are finding it consistently difficult, frustrating or impossible to work with the key people essential to your role, it’s time to move on before you make a scene at the printer.
You have no work-life balance
Some roles are more demanding than others and some require a 70 hour week. However, if work-life balance is important to you and your role is not accommodating that, or you have realised that the sacrifices you are making for work are not paying off, make the call to slow down and seek an opportunity more suited to your goals.
If three or more of these are impacting your work life on a daily basis, think long and hard about why you’re still there. If you no longer know, give us a call on 020 3808 3111 – we’ll help you find a brand new career opportunity.