Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Time To Leave Your Job If....

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

PS - If you're out of work or jumpstarting your career and need some helpful pointers on "Staying Positive While Looking For Work", tune in (live streaming) to the October 17, 2012 Couplespeak Relationship Forum Blog Talk Radio Show (www.blogtalkradio.com/susanlager).  There are plenty of tips that can help you get through the challenges of job hunting.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the fact that you're encouraging your readers to stop languishing in victimhood, and to start taking some risks to get to a better employment situation. You make a good point about how feeling constant dread about one's job is a strong indicator that it's time for change. Whenever people are in situations which chronically feel devaluing or unchallenging, it's a prescription for depression.

    Kudos to you for telling it like it is!