In this economy, getting a job is pretty tough and keeping one is even harder. The decision of where to work may not be as obvious as it used to be. However, that does not mean that an individual does not continue to plan their future somewhere else if they are not satisfied with what they are currently doing. There is always a plan of action to take in order to better your life. Things may be a little bit more difficult, but that does not excuse a person from making an effort to change what they are not satisfied with. If you or someone you know is extremely unhappy with where they are working, is it due to the field of work, the people or is it just a bad day? Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between the three....
5 SIGNS IT IS TIME FOR A CAREER CHANGE!
YOU DREAD GOING
INTO WORK EVERY MORNING....
Most people have a few days where they cannot stand to go to work in the morning. Maybe it is a presentation they haven't thoroughly prepared for, a confrontation, or just one of those days. These feelings are natural and normal, to a point. If a person finds themselves hating their life because they fear going to work, maybe it is more then just the Monday blues. Perhaps, it is time to start planning to make a career change.
This is something that many of us are guilty of. Staring at the clock wishing you were home is definitely not unheard of. Clock watching is pretty normal for most people, but if you find yourself doing it every second of the day for the past 6 months, this may be a warning sign that you are completely bored. Most people who are even semi-satisfied with their job (unless they are completely lazy) have the ability to work and not recognize how fast the time has goes by. If this sounds familiar to you, it's either change your seating arrangement so you no longer have to watch the clock, or get a new job.
LOW WORK ETHIC/
LACK OF COMMITMENT!
Whenever a person hates what they are doing, their commitment and loyalty towards it significantly decreases. They may begin to appear incredibly lazy and simply mentally not there. In other words, their body is still physically there, but their mind is constantly gone and preparing for the next best thing after work. They may also find themselves taking too many sick days off or constantly leaving work early without permission. There is always an excuse as to why the work is not done. If this sounds like you then the key to this solution is not only to immediately start looking for a new job, but it is also to work hard at your current job. A person who cannot commit to the work that is currently placed in front of them, will NEVER be able to have the courage and the opportunity to switch careers.
Why should you get a new and improved job, if you are not able to show responsibility over your current job?
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much (Luke 16:10)."
Always take pride in your work....
HATE YOUR BOSS/
Everyone always has those one or two people with whom they are not able to get along with, but lately does it seem like everyone is getting on your nerves? This could be the result of stress, depression or because you are unhappy coming in to work. If this behavior is occurring too much with more than a few people, it then may be possible that your feelings toward your job is actually causing you to seem bitter and angry. Perhaps your perception is wrong and it is not the people around you who are being grouchy, but the one common denominator which is YOU.
The other scenario is that your boss is a complete jerk to you and is consistently trying to make your life miserable. In other words, maybe you are getting bullied at work. There are three ways to handle this.
- Report your boss to the human resources department
- Get started on finding a new job
- Or both
DEPRESSED & FEEL TRAPPED.
Depression is a serious mental illness, characterized by feeling extreme sadness. To view more about depression and the symptoms, please view the following article:
Most people are sad from time to time but depression is something that is a major deal. If you have reached this point of hopelessness, then it is time for you to seek counseling in order to understand what is causing the depression. If you discover that it is your job that is making you constantly feel down on yourself, then it is REALLY time to start a new job.
Right now, you may be feeling stressed out because you have no clue how to get out of your dead end job. However, the first step towards finding a new job is admitting that you are in a situation that YOU need to change. Most individuals never get to the point of acceptance that they need to change career paths. This is largely due to the fact that human beings enjoy being comfortable. Changing jobs/careers would be taking a person out of their comfort zone.
Unfortunately, having this mentality will not only destroy a large chunk of your happiness, but also create animosity from others who are around you.
BOTTOM LINE: Everyone has these emotions, but it should NEVER be something that is a constant cycle of misery. The economy may be bad, but that is not an excuse to not try to seek other opportunities. A person is only a failure if they refuse to try. But if you are that person who has been seeking other employment opportunities, DO NOT GIVE UP! Remember that it only takes one and the reason why you may not have an offer is simply because it is not your time. The only thing worse then being in a horrible job, is quitting that horrible job and getting a worse job...
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
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