Signs You Are In The Wrong Job

By molly atherton 7 months ago

You absolutely hate Sunday evenings

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Content Originally Sourced: Femanin.comSundays should be spent having fun but it's completely normal to feel a little down because the weekend is nearing an end.  On the other hand, if you find yourself dreading Mondays and then this subsequently ruins the Sundays you should be spending enjoying yourself, it might be time for a new job.

Your boss definitely hates you

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Let's be honest: not every manager is going to click with you. Yet, that's no reason for things to get heated. If your supervisor seems intent on getting rid of you, or you have reason to believe that your employer is trying to get you, it's best to find another position as soon as possible.

You don't get paid your worth

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Your pay reflects the value of the work that you do. If you put in loads of effort and are producing some great work, you should definitely be compensated adequately. Have a look at similar jobs in your area. Are you being underpaid for your hard work?

You don't have any work friends

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Perhaps you've been assigned to work with a particularly unpleasant team, or perhaps you're the source of all their problems. Maybe you're a great fit for the job, but not for the industry or the company's culture. In any case, it's not ideal to be forced to work with a crew that makes you miserable.

You find it difficult to motivate yourself in the mornings

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You consider calling in sick more days than not. It takes a lot of effort to force yourself out of bed in the morning, no matter what day of the week it is. Having trouble getting out of bed and go to work can really take its toll on your mental health.

You don't feel yourself at work

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You can't go into your workplace feeling like everyone else, either professionally (by being forced to alter your working methods) or socially (by being unable to kick back and relax over lunch with your coworkers). Keep in mind that it's important to have a pleasant working environment at all times.

You despise the company

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When you get down to it, you can't tolerate being at the company.  The core beliefs of the company make you roll your eyes. The purpose statement makes no sense. The inane logo makes you want to throw up. If you're completely disinterested in and indifferent to your work, you might want to go elsewhere.

Your values don't align with the company's

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Whether or not you give it any thought, your organisation is constantly conveying guiding principles that explain its long-term objectives. You should feel a connection to these things and care enough about the company's success to work hard towards them. If you don't care about the company's values, you might want to look elsewhere for employment.

There's no satisfaction in your role

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If you're in the proper work, you'll be employing your skills to their greatest potential. But what if you aren't? You might have to take on something new. You should feel pleasure with your job position and with your career as a whole. Most mornings, you will feel energized and ready to take on the day; you will work that much harder.

You're exhausting your effort more than you should need to

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I don't think it's bad to work hard, but if you're in a profession where nothing comes easily, you should probably go somewhere else. Successful people play to their strengths and do what comes easily to them but it can take a lot more time and effort from other employees.

The feedback you get is rarely positive

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You have the impression that everything is alright. Yet, your superiors disagree and have been showering you with critical and negative feedback. If this describes you, it's possible that you'll soon be out of work and not simply because you're unqualified for the position.

Your job is boring

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There's nothing unusual about the conversation at a dinner party, family gathering or the local watering hole turning to the subject of work. Do you proudly describe what you do when asked, or do you fumble through an explanation before shifting the subject?

You're not utilizing your strengths

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Your current position doesn't give you the opportunity to make use of your most valuable abilities and strengths, and you have the impression that the professional experience you've accumulated up to this point is going to waste as a result. Look for a career that makes best use of those valuable skills!

You seek distractions at work

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Do you got make a coffee every 30 minutes? Setting up pointless get-togethers? Are you sending a bunch of packages to the office so you can quickly drop by the mail room? In the workplace, these are unnecessary interruptions. Seeking them out, though, is an indication that the work you should be performing is boring.

Your workload is too overwhelming

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You don't hate doing hard work, you probably pushed yourself to achieve this professional success anyway. But if you feel like your responsibilities should be shared between two workers, you may be trying to do too much at once and not giving your best effort in any one area.

Your role is different from the job description

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Have you discovered that your job has absolutely nothing to do with the job description when you applied? You might be asked to take up extra duties that go beyond your role, which can even be as irrelevant as cleaning the office. Don't let yourself be exploited.

Your job teaches you nothing

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It's important that your job gives you a sense of worth and that your mind isn't spending all of its time doing boring and menial tasks. You should consider whether you're learning any new skills on the job, or is there no substance to it? Have a think about

Your gut is telling you to leave

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Whenever someone asks you to take on a new project or responsibility, you say to yourself, "I am capable of much more than this." You have a nagging sensation that you are not in the proper work, but you've been trying to push it out of your mind in the hopes that it will go away on its own.

There's no progression

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Progression is key to a successful career. You might have noticed that since starting your job, not many people are able to move up the ladder at the company you're working at. It's not ideal, as most of us don't want to spend our time stuck in the same role.

The company is badly run

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You might have noticed signs that the company you're working for is run terribly. For example, does your boss' desk look anything like this? Or even your colleagues' for that matter? If that's the case, you should definitely be making a swift exit.

The company's employee turnover is high

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How many people have started and left during your time at the company? Is retaining staff a difficulty for your company? This is a massive red flag and you shouldn't ignore the signs that this company just might not be worth your time, effort and dedication.

There's a calm before the storm

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Are your managers sneaking off for secret discussions in the office? Do they look stressed and anxious? It might be that there's a storm coming, and you want to make sure that you'll be the first one to jump ship before it happens, or it might be you that suffers.

Your colleagues are annoyingly complacent

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Becoming your coworkers should not be your biggest concern in the workplace. You should find companies where you can work with people who share your values and help you grow professionally. If your current employer doesn't fit that description, you may want to consider other options.

You're always treading on egg shells

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At a thriving business with an encouraging work environment, the fear of being laid off is not always at the forefront of employees' minds. Yet, you've heard jokes about how weaklings get fired, and it's made you nervous of asking for a raise. While you strive to be the best you can be at all times, the lack of trust in your workplace makes you feel uneasy.

Your job saddens you

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Even people who love their careers have awful days at the office every now and then. To expect to feel joyous all the time is unhealthy and unattainable. Yet, if you find that your employment has a negative impact on your mental health, it may be time for a change.

The industry you're working in is dying

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Some industries are just dying and that's a fact. If it look like the company you're working for is having to tackle some hard setbacks, it might be time to look for a different job. After all, you don't want your skills to be made redundant after all that time.

You're embarrassed by your job

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You have to resist the impulse to chug your beer and leave when your drinking companions start regaling you with tales of their outrageous antics on the job. It makes you sad that you don't have any to give away. You're in a terrible spot. It's a warning sign that it's time to start making plans to get out of there.

You search through other jobs for fun

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You might find yourself scrolling through job boards and daydreaming about what your life could look like somewhere else. It's a sign that it may be time for you to find out what your options are. Job searching is more like a job than a hobby, so if you find yourself doing this, then it may be time for you to find out.

You're literally just there for the money, nothing else

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Money is crucial. No one is suggesting you ditch a secure income in favor of a life spent pursuing a hobby that will never make you rich. Yet, if you have the appropriate mentality and can network effectively, you can make a good living doing something you don't actively dislike.

You've come to read this article!

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Maybe the biggest sign that you should be looking for a new job is the fact that you're even reading this article in the process. If this is you, get out while you can and get that notice handed in. After all, you don't want to end up stuck working for a company you hate.