Eight signs it’s time to resign
Undervalued and underpaid? It might be time to change that…
We all have those days in the office that leave you feeling a bit flat or wishing you were on a beach rather than at your desk, but how do you know when it’s time to start the job hunt again?
If you’re not feeling appreciated at work, deciding to take the plunge and making a new start might feel like an easy decision. But it’s not just the size of your pay packet that can leave you feeling unloved. You might have lost the passion for your position, without even knowing it.
To help you uncover your own career happiness, here are eight signs it might be time to move on:
This can happened for a number of reasons… you may have been doing the same thing for years or maybe your job has changed and doesn’t push your buttons the way it used too.
Either way, being bored and losing that loving feeling for the role is a sign it may be time to move on. Sitting on social media for 8 hours a day might seem great at first but it get’s dull pretty quick!
You’re constantly complaining-
Chances are, you’re not going to get on with everyone. BUT when you find yourself telling everyone (including the guy that you buy your coffee from everyday) about how annoying Barbara from accounts is, it may be time to move on.
Everyone needs to let off steam from time to time but if every second sentence is a moan or a complaint, for the sake of your own sanity, it may be time to find something new.
You’re looking around-
If (like most of us), you never got round to cancelling your job seeker profile and your still getting sent the odd job update, which you’re now paying more attention to, then it could be time.
There is nothing wrong with keeping an eye on the market to check salary’s etc but when the casual updates turn into daily checks with jobs that sound appealing it might be time to take the plunge and hit that apply button.
You think you’re developing an allergy to the office-
Oh no, that headache from two weeks ago is back… I’ve only had it for five, maybe six minutes but to be safe I had better take some time off work. Sound familiar?!
Leaving the office early one afternoon may seem like your cheating the system but the same role is going to be there tomorrow, and the next day and the next day. Whether made up or not, no job is worth risking your health or happiness for.
You’re comfort eating-
Much like any other stressful scenarios, some of us turn to food to make it all better. And the odd take away once a month does wonders to boost morale in the office.
However, if your day is evolving around what you’re going to be eating every hour on the hour and you find yourself going to the kitchenette to make your 10th tea of the day and nab another of those meeting room biscuits on the sly, then maybe it’s time to step away from the snacks and into a new job.
You’re being left out-
Not in the office click? Dreading a specific day of the week or specific hour? Not being invited to the pub quiz night (even though it’s only your team going and you’ve told them you’re good with general knowledge)?!
Being left out never feels fun. It might be an indication that you don’t fit the company culture or you might just work with jerks. Who knows? Whatever the reason, don’t choose to suffer in silence.
You can’t switch off-
Wake up. Go to work. Go home. Eat. Do more work. Sleep. Wake up at 3am thinking about work. Repeat.
Hard work and dedication are great (and something your employer will no doubt love and should appreciate) but some roles take things a little too far.
Being overworked can lead to a poor work/life balance or worse. So if having a social life and down time is something that happens to other people, then it just might be time to make it something for you as well.
You don’t love Mondays-
Because, let’s face it, if you’re working for the weekend, you’re doing it wrong.