When you were a little bit younger, you may have thought that getting a job would mean that your troubles will all be solved soon; that it’s the end of a difficult struggle to survive in a world where money is revered as a need. Of course, unless you wanted to live the rest of your life like a hobo then it is perfectly understandable that you quit your job or should not try to get employed at all (and nothing is wrong with that, of course.) But thinking that getting a job is the end off all the struggle is wrong. It’s the just the beginning of everything.
The rationale of getting a job is easy to determine. You have to survive and save for your future. However, getting out of a job is different. There are several signs that you need to see before you hand out that resignation letter, pack your things and leave the premises (before the guards drag you or something.) and let’s talk about them:
You’re no longer looking forward for tomorrow
Unless it’s Friday, your days are usually a wresting match between you and the bed. You know that you’re no longer happy with your job when you find it hard to get out of bed and go to work, despite having a good night-sleep. You feel like each working day in your office cubicle is a torment that you have to bear so you try to extend minutes getting some extra sleep in your comfy bed.
You can’t stand working for a few hours without yawning
This is one of the tell-tale signs: boredom. When you can’t help but yawn every now and then during work time, then it’s a sign that you’re no longer thrilled of what you’re doing. To you, everything is just a routine. Your life is running on a loop that seems to have no end even if you wanted it to. Because of this, you resort to doing mediocre work and that is not good at all.
You feel inadequately paid
Let’s be practical. If you feel like you’re rendering services for peanuts then it’s time to stop tilling the soil. Find greener pasture and plant some nice carrots in there.
You no longer bond with the people you work with
Yes, of course we know that the main purpose why you sought for a job is to work and get paid but come on, if you are no longer happy or connected with the people you work with, quit. What’s did they say about Jack working all day and not playing at all again? Oh yea, it makes him a dull boy. You wouldn’t want to live a dull life don’t you?
You’re beginning to settle with just okay
Because you’re no longer happy with what you do, you can no longer perform your tasks well. If you happen to spend all you day in the office just playing candy crush, or maybe checking your phone every five minutes then you might want to think about things. Remember that kid who wanted to be the best at everything he did? If that’s no longer you, then it’s time to stop.
You no longer feel secured
I think this is one of the factors you should consider and I’m not even talking about whether there are terrorists rampaging close to your workplace. No. Security in employment means that you are sure that you’ll not wake up one day realizing that you were fired because the company is “moving to different directions” or “at the brink of bankruptcy”. It’s time to quit if you are no longer secured of what you do that every moment, you feel like you’ll be fired. Please do (if you don’t have a severance package in the contract of course.)
Getting a job may be difficult, but staying on a job that you hate? It’s hell. That’s why I’m giving you these signs to take the exit to the freeway while you still got time.