We all have experienced hard times in the office. Maybe even a bad week or two. But if you can’t remember the last good day you’ve had at work, it might be time to seriously consider quitting.
Here are toxic signals to know when to quit your job:
You’re not growing
It’s easy to get stuck in a job and, if you love what you’re doing, getting stuck can be comfortable. However, it’s important to remember that every job should enhance your skills and add to your value as an employee. If you’re not learning anything new and are simply doing the same thing every day, it’s time to look elsewhere.
You feel like you can’t ever win
Your job should make you feel exhilarated and challenged — like you are succeeding in something, rather than like you are fighting a losing battle and not achieving anything.
Your company isn’t invested in you
Employee engagement is one of those buzz-worthy management phrases we hear all the time, but there’s a reason it got to become so overused: employee engagement matters.
You’re bored all the time
If you’re no longer challenged in your position and have tried communicating with your boss to no avail, this may be a sign that it’s time to leave.
Although boredom is a very standard feeling, researchers believe prolonged feelings of boredom while at work are a warning sign that you are not doing what you want to be doing and are searching for more meaning.
If you’re spending most of your workday on the internet shopping or playing games, or if you’re checking the time frequently at work, those are key indicators.
Your skills aren’t being tapped
We all know that sometimes you have to take whatever you can get, stick it out for a while and, hopefully, prove to your boss that you’re capable of managing more responsibilities. But if you’ve been doing this awhile, and you’re still stuck in a position that doesn’t allow you to utilise your skills, then it’s time to start considering other options. When you know you have more to offer the world, don’t second-guess yourself — get ready for change.
You constantly feel overwhelmed
Work can be taxing for everyone, and we all occasionally feel weary after a long day at the office, but if your life is a chronic state of stress and exhaustion thanks to work, you’re probably suffering from job burnout.
A major sign of job burnout, which can be taxing on your physical, emotional, and mental state, is that you’re no longer able to handle even little setbacks. Stress at work is inevitable, but every moment shouldn’t feel so completely overwhelming. If you get upset about every little thing that’s happening at work, it may be a sign it’s time to move on.