We spend a large part of our lives working. Life is too short to be in an unhappy job.Here are a few more big, bold, flashing signs that it’s time to start looking for a new job.
Your values don’t match up
If your personal values are not mirrored in the ethos and values of the company, it could be a huge deal breaker for you and a sign that perhaps it’s time to find a company that does match. For example, if one of your core values is respect and you work in a company that doesn’t respect you or others, the match is clearly not a good one.
Your company doesn’t care about its people
There is a reason why the Virgin group has a marginally lower staff turnover than its contemporaries, and that’s thanks to Richard Branson’s ethos of “putting his people first”. If you’re feeling like another number, and that literally no-one would miss you if you left; it’s time to leave!
Continuous challenge to iron out differences
Having to work for a manager or boss that you seriously dislike is never an easy road to travel. If you’ve tried to iron out your differences, take things on the chin, be the bigger person, and any other analogy that might be out there, and yet still you can’t like your boss, it’s a clear indication that greener pastures are calling.
Your job is making you sick
A scary 60% of Americans polled said stress at work is the main reason when looking for another job. Stress really does kill, and not only does it affect your own well-being but it can impact your relationships and home-life too. A good amount of stress or healthy stress is ok, but if a job or working environment is keeping you up at night, and making you sick over it, you need to ask yourself if it’s really worth it?
Be brave enough to look at your situation honestly and take a risk for your happiness; believe in finding that position and company where you will be able to reach your full potential, it is out there.