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Eleven Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job

Anyone could understand why a working person with a reasonable job would say “I have a job. Why should I bother to job-hunt?”

Change is hard in general, and launching a stealth job search when you’re already working full-time can feel like an especially heavy burden.

At the same time, if you don’t love the work you’re doing now and/or if you aren’t being paid fairly, why does your current employer still deserve your talents? It’s quite possible they don’t!

Various surveys peg the number of dissatisfied working people at somewhere between seventy and eighty percent. If you are one of those dissatisfied working people, why not make a plan to improve your working situation, your income and your mojo level by investigating the job market this spring?

Here are eleven signs you’ve given your job and your employer more than they deserve, and a brighter future awaits you in a different organization!

  1. You know how to help your company be more successful, but nobody wants to hear  your ideas.
  2. You don’t feel inspiration from your work, your manager of your company’s mission.
  3. You’re hungry to learn more, try more, and do more at work than your current job allows you to do.
  4. You know or strongly suspect you’re underpaid.
  5. Your boss and his or her bosses don’t value or appreciate your contributions at work.
  6. You don’t see a path to continue growing your muscles and mojo at your current job.
  7. You daydream about more exciting career paths sometimes, but then you think “It seems like so much trouble to job-hunt!”
  8. You know you have a lot more talent and creativity than your current job allows you to express.
  9. Your co-workers don’t seem concerned about the lack of vision and Team Mojo in your workplace. You are the only member of the team who’s dissatisfied (so the problem must be you)!
  10. You dread Sunday nights because you know you have to go back to work on Monday morning.
  11. You feel dread and exhaustion driving, walking, biking or taking public transit to work each day.

Enough is enough!

Maybe 2016 is the year you get altitude on your career and your life, take control of your working life and get the job you deserve!

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4 replies
  1. Laura Jacoby
    Laura Jacoby says:

    Wow, I experience all of these most of the time. I know my job is contributing to my current health issues, but I need the money and have bills to pay. My boss is, well let’s just say, I wouldn’t wish her on my worst enemy. For instance, this week she decided that I don’t answer my own phone correctly and reamed me out for 15 minutes about how I should answer the phone with a different tone in my voice and I should smile when I talk because it will show my callers that I am happy and awesome. She uses the word awesome a gazillion times. I have been reprimanded several times for working on side hustles on my off time from work. I only work 6 hours a day due to health issues that was brought on by the stress of my job. I need to either up my job hunting times or up get more clients on my side hustles. I am hoping you can help.

  2. Julia Jelassi
    Julia Jelassi says:

    I’m in a different situation, my employer is relocating to Atlanta in the fall, most staff will have transitioned to Atlanta prior to end of October. I am not going as support staff were not included in the relocation and new staff will be hired locally. My concern lies with finding the time and mental clarity to keep job hunting while all I’ve received back is auto-rejection from on-line apps submitted and one blatant rejection in-person without taking five minutes or less to ask me to clarify a point not understood on my resume (recruiter). When you see close to or over 100 applicants for the same job, how do you stand out? How do you keep going? I have excellent references, I know what I want and what I’m worth, I just need an interview to present myself.

  3. Doc
    Doc says:

    Hi Liz and Team: Thank you for this read. I’m definitely in a position where the company does not value my knowledge, skills, and expertise. I started with this well-respected company six years ago and was SO thrilled to be working for such a place. Today, I’m drowning in misery. I’ve been passed over for promotions more times than I can remember and have worked for many toxic managers. I did move to a different area to get away from the toxic boss two years ago, and it required a step down in my position. Interestingly, I was working for a great boss and found out yesterday in the team meeting that he was promoted and moving on. I was literally in tears because he is leaving and I will be working for the toxic boss again. I’ve looked for options inside and outside the company, and nothing has panned out. I’d love your input on suggested next steps.

  4. Trey
    Trey says:

    Welp…this just confirms that I’m doing the right thing by seeking employment elsewhere. The last year and a half has been exhausting financially and emotionally for me…all due to this broken higher-ed. organization I work for.

    Can’t wait to move on.


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