Ditch That Job: 5 Signs It Is Time To Change Careers
Do you dread your job? Do you hate it more and more every day? Does your job and the people who work there make you feel completely worthless–to the point where you’ve started to wonder if you really are? It’s time for a job change!
It could be the workplace itself that’s growing toxic or it could be the whole industry. The economy is hitting some industries much harder than others. It might be the case that everyone there feels as bad as you, but some hide it well.
Let’s assume that you’re already exploring other career options and have already gotten your resume together. If so, good for you! We’re here to give you the motivation you need to finally get out–finally change careers.
5 Signs It’s Time for a Job Change:
At this point, you probably feel as though there are more reasons to leave your job than can even be counted, but we’ve narrowed them down to the following five. See if you agree.
1. Your Job is Taking a Toll on Your Mental and Physical Health
Which is more valuable to you, a job you hate or your well-being and longevity? If your job makes you sick now, it will make you sicker as time goes on. One day, there will be an incident that literally forces you to stop working.
At that point, it might be too late to change careers because you will be incapacitated and no longer able to work. What a loss for everyone!
2. On Good Days, People Ignore You
Ignoring someone is a sign of bullying. When more than one person is doing it, that’s a sign of a toxic workplace.
When a workplace is dominated by people with so little self-confidence that they need to take it out on others, that is a workplace without much of a future.
3. On Bad Days, People Mock and Debase You
Aspects of this type of treatment constitute harassment. You should report it to your human resources department.
If you don’t feel comfortable reporting it to your human resources department, you definitely need to leave this workplace. After you leave, report the situation to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
This might save someone else from having to go through what you did in the future.
4. You Receive No Support from Your Supervisor
Have you done anything to try to improve this situation? If you’re a conscientious employee, you surely have tried. And if you’re a conscientious employee, you might easily keep trying this avenue until you have nothing more to give.
Your supervisor might lack confidence to the extent she resents you. She might hate her own job even more than you hate yours. Who knows! One thing you do know is that she is hurting you far more than she’s helping you.
Is she even helping you at all? Has she ever?
5. Other People Take Credit for Your Contributions
With everything else that has gone wrong for you at this workplace, you need to move on. If you are looking for a new career change, the time would be now.
And here is some advice in case, in a future job, a co-worker does something similar. This situation can be dealt with, but not now, when it’s the “last straw.”
You’re Leaving, Right?
You know when it’s time for a job change, and that time is now.
It can be hard to leave a job–even one that makes you miserable all the time. If you don’t leave, it’s because the job has made you lose pride and confidence in what you can do. It’s time to get that back.
Seek support from friends and family outside your workplace. Even consider working with a counselor or a career coach.
But you are leaving, right? You know you have a career change coming? You might still hurt for a while, or have occasional anxiety. But eventually, you’ll let go of your toxic workplace and move forward in your life and career.
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