Do you dread going to work every day? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup poll found that 3 out of 4 people are unhappy at work. You might be able to improve your situation by learning new things, or asking for more responsibility, but in many cases, the only solution is to quit. So, here’s how to tell it’s time to move on:
- First, our boss is emotionally abusive. Researchers at Baylor University found that workers with a hostile supervisor were much more likely to have problems with their partners than those with supportive bosses. Because when you’re always feeling defensive at work, it’s hard keep that toxic feeling from bleeding into your relationships at home. People with abusive bosses are also more likely to take out their frustration on their family because they feel powerless at work. They have no way to release their pent-up aggression until they get home.
- Another way to tell if it’s time to move on: Ask yourself, “If I interviewed with this company today, would I want to work here?” Companies change over time. And if you feel like your values no longer mesh with the way your company is today, it’s probably time to get out.
- Finally: You may want to look elsewhere if you haven’t learned anything new in the last 6 months. Hiring experts say that learning new skills helps avoid burnout. And if you feel stuck, your best bet’s to try to make a lateral move within your company. If that’s not an option - it may be time to walk away.
Here’s one final piece of advice: Give your current employer 100-percent while you’re looking for a new job. Studies show that doing your job well makes you more confident, which increases your chances of acing your next job interview. And giving 100 percent where you are right now lowers your risk of getting the boot for slacking off before you’re ready to move on.