I remember years ago when researching people’s sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in the workforce, I came across the statistic that about 80% of the people in the work force were not happy at their job. Today, that percentage is even higher. And in my line of work, sales, it doesn’t come as a shock to learn that people are unhappy, especially with the way I see people making career decisions and the tyrannical managers who they are unfortunate enough to have manage them.
We know most people are unhappy at their jobs. The bigger question is; "When do you know it’s time to quit your job?" Here are ten signs that would suggest that you need to move on and re-examine your career path.
The Top Ten Signs That Suggest It’s Time To Quit Your Job
1. You’ve noticed signs of selective amnesia. Your boss falls short of fulfilling promises and commitments made to you.
2. You leave the office three inches shorter than you arrived – each day. The constant belittling and negative, fear based motivational strategies can really affect you more than you think.
3. You are finding it more and more challenging to fit under that microscope in order to get your daily dose of intense scrutinizing.
4. You start bringing an oxygen tank to work just in case your boss decides to suck the life out of you that afternoon.
5. You notice more and more that it’s affecting your home life and personal relationships. Don’t yell at the kids and it’s not the dog’s fault.
6. You don’t like what you do during the hours you work. Thoughts of getting poked in the eye with a hot coal are sounding more and more enjoyable and stimulating than the daily tasks, responsibilities and activities you currently engage in. Your job is simply not exciting, rewarding (financially as well as mentally/personally), challenging or making the difference you want to make for yourself and for others.
7. It’s a culture of survival – immunity challenges daily.
8. Your manager’s definition of motivation and support is, "I’ll save your !$%&# this time, but don’t screw this up again. Now, go get to work and get some sales. You’ve got to be tired of being the lowest producer on the team. And you’re welcome for my help."
9. You look forward to sick days.
10. And finally, you’re miserable, overworked, underpaid, stressed out and, it’s painfully clear to you that you hate your BOSS!