Most of us can confess to knowing how it feels like to hate our job. Your Sunday nights are filled with dread at the thought of what’s to come on Monday morning, and you can’t even enjoy your free time because you’re just thinking about work. Allowing things to get to this stage means applying for absolutely every and any job out there and accepting the first thing that gets offered to you, without taking the time to think about whether it’s the right move for you. So with that in mind, we’re going to look at 5 signs that it’s time to start looking for a new job before the Sunday night blues kick in.
1 – You’re finding your job too easy. No one wants to be presented with daily struggles and battles, but being challenged on a regular basis is essential for job satisfaction. So if you’re finding your work to be predictable, ‘samey’ or boring, this is a strong sign that it’s time to find a more challenging role to sink your teeth into.
2 – You’re getting irritated with your colleagues. Sure, we all get irritated by them from time to time, after all, we spend more time with them than with our own families, but if it’s something that’s happening on a daily basis and you’re finding that your home life is suffering as a result, this is a sign not to be ignored.
3 – You’re feeling disengaged. It’s time for the weekly team meeting, and your colleagues are presenting an update on their tasks from the week before, as well as discussing what the next plan of action is. You? You simply don’t care. You just want to get through the motions, get back to your desk, count down the hours till home time and get on with it. Feeling disengaged with your work is definitely a sign that it’s time to move on.
4 – You’re struggling to get up in the morning. Movies and TV shows love to show the classic scene of waking up, pressing snooze on the alarm 20 times, and having to rush to work but believe it or not, people who enjoy their jobs rarely have this problem. If you’re finding it hard to get up and face the day, it’s likely because you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed about your working life. Remember the early days in your job when you looked forward to the day ahead?
5 – You’re complaining about work in general. Another idea the media likes to throw at us, that we all hate our jobs. Yes, we’ll all complain once in a while but a poll by YouGov showed that two-thirds of us actually like or even love our job. You don’t want that precious time with family and friends spent complaining about your work life, so get out there and start looking for something new that’s going to excite you.
If you feel like you can relate to any (or even all!) of these signs, get in touch with us today. We’re always here to listen, and more importantly, to help you find a job that makes you excited for a Monday morning.