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8 Signs That it’s Break Up Time (with your job)

8 Signs that it is time to look for a new job

Do you wake up in the morning and absolutely dread going into work?  Are you over your boss and colleagues and do you feel like you just don’t fit in anymore?  Maybe it’s time to leave your current employer behind and find something new?  Many employees tend to get comfortable in their positions and sometimes they don’t even realize how unhappy they may be.  Take a look at the signs below to see if it might be time for you to find something new!

1. You are already thinking about looking for a new job.

Let’s face it, everyone has bad days.  However, if you are consistently having bad days the thought of finding a new job may be reoccurring.  Chances are that if you repeatedly think that you should try to find a new job, it may be time to look.

2. Work always comes up in your conversations and it’s always negative.

Take a step back and analyze your conversations with friends and family.  Do your talks revolve around work and how bad things are?   When someone asks about work are your responses always negative?  If they are, it can be a sign that you may need a change.

3. You are having trouble sleeping and you wake up miserable.

A bad job can also affect your sleep schedule and mood.  Sleep is very important to your health and overall happiness.  If you spend your nights worrying about work instead of sleeping it will make your bad job seem even worse.

4 . It is taking a physical toll on you.

Mental stress can also affect your physical well being and overall health.  If you are consistently feeling run down or frequently sick, it may be a result of a bad job or environment.

5. You do not have passion and lack production.

Have you ever been physically at work but not mentally there?  Sometimes if you are not challenged it can drain you and make it harder to stay focused.  It may be time to find something that is more engaging.

6. You are constantly stressed and irritated.

Does your work situation affect other areas of your life?  Are you coming home in a bad mood and is it affecting your relationships with family and friends?  No job is worth being unhappy!  Make a change!

7. You dislike you colleagues and/or boss.

If your unhappiness at work is causing struggles in the work place then it is time to move on.  It is much easier to find a new position on good terms and to not burn any bridges.

8. The company is struggling.

Finally, if the company is struggling it is a no brainer to look for something new.  There is no sense in going down with the ship.  Be proactive and make a change.


Dan Metz is the Director of Executive Search and Employee Development at the Resilience Group, LLC, and Co-Founder and Contributing Author for Need a New Gig.  Follow his blog for more great tips like this!