Are you sitting at your job wondering if it is time for you to move on, or wondering if you should just stay where you are at and stick it out. In case you missed it you can check out my blog “6 things to consider before quitting a job you hate.”
With that being said, sometimes it is meant for you to stay at a job and sometimes it is meant for you to go about your business. Here are 5 ways to recognize that you need to move on from your job.
- Everyone and everything is getting all your nerves.
If a job has become so unbearable that you just cannot stand being there. This is a clear indication that you need to move on. Sometimes a job will become hard for us to keep us from becoming complacent. All this really means is that if you are in a job that is really easy, but you do not make enough money, and it does not challenge you as a person. You would be more likely to stay in that job because it is easy. When we are in a job that we can’t stand, it makes us work harder to move up and/or move on to another job that will make us happy.
2. You lost the passion.
This was the case for me and counseling. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE helping people, but now I seek to do it on a more broader scale. Gone are the days where I seek to just sit in an office and talk one and one with people. Now I enjoy more writing and speaking to the masses. And there is nothing wrong with that. People are meant to evolve and people are meant to move up. If you lost the passion for what you are doing, it is probably a clear indicator that you need to be doing something else OR another variation of what you already do. Life is too short to sit around doing a job that you are not passionate about.
3. You cannot grow.
In whatever position you are in you should always be seeking to grow. You should always want to learn more, get promoted, move into another position, get more training, more experience, more money, MORE SOMETHING. If the job that you are in is not offering any opportunity to make you better then you are just wasting your time in a dead in job.
4. The people are crazy
You can read my blog here on crazy bosses. I have worked in a toxic environment before. I have work where the people were crazy. There are times where you can learn a lot of patience from crazy people. But there are also times where you need to leave crazy with crazy and go on about your business before their craziness affects you. Sometimes you meant to be in a crazy office to be the light of normalcy. And sometimes you need to leave the crazy behind in order to maintain your own sanity.
5. The company is doing something illegal and/or unethical
And I have worked where for companies (as in more than one) where they were doing things I did not feel was legal or ethical. I have worked for companies where I felt that need for money was actually hurting the clients and not helping them. I have worked for a company where I feared for the client’s safety due to her mental condition, only for the company to brush off my concerns because they did not want to upset the client. I had a decision to make and that was to leave. The last thing anyone wants to do is to go to jail or be involved in a lawsuit because of a company. Your company may not be doing something illegal they may just have shady practices. Either way, you do not want to be a part of a company like that.
Sometimes deciding to leave a job can be a hard decision. But everyone has to Jump sometime. I just finished reading Steve Harvey’s book Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance. I suggest you read it to. The book may just give you the encouragement to need to take that leap of faith and leave that job that you hate.