Monday, December 5, 2011

How You Know When It's Time To Leave Your Job

Have you found yourself running out of excuses when calling in sick because you've used up all the believable ones already?  Do you feel dread on Friday that you have to go back to work on Monday only to sit near a colleague you can't stand and a boss who is unappreciative and demeaning?  Does putting in another day at the office feel worse than having a tooth pulled?  Do you feel depressed, angry or sad a lot of the time?

If you "suffer" from any of these feelings, it might be time to think about dusting off the 'ole resume, buying a new interview suit and hitting the pavement for a new job.  There's nothing worse than being in a job where you are unfulfilled, unchallenged, underpaid, overqualified, undervalued, etc. etc.  Got the point?  I'm not saying you should go out and just quit your job without a safety net, particularly in this shaky economy.  What I am saying is that being in a place that has such negative impact, ultimately takes it's toll on your entire life (not to mention the people around you).

If you can relate to any of this, you might want to see what options are open to you.  Keep your job while you take your time to explore new opportunities.  While it may feel scary to start all over, it's a whole lot scarier being in work hell.

"How can I think outside the box when I work inside a cube?"
~ Quote seen on coffee mugs

"Good Night, And Good Luck"

Laura Rivchun

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