I don’t like Mondays…or Tuesdays… Why it might be time to switch jobs!
Let’s say the average person works 40 hours a week for 45 years minus two weeks of holidays every year, that’s 90,360 hours of your life spent at work and let’s face it, getting out of bed is hard enough without trying to motivate yourself to leave the comfort and warmth for a place you hate.
A study was carried out on job satisfaction which indicate that a staggering 47% of UK workers are considering moving job https://www.investorsinpeople.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/JobExodus2018Final.pdf primarily due to poor management within their workplace, amongst many other factors. So what are the tell-tale signs that it might be time to move on and what can you do about it?
1. You spend more time thinking about getting up.
Very few people spring out of bed with a fiery gusto to start their day, but if you are really struggling to find the motivation to go to work, this could be a sign of depression and anxiety. If you are finding the thought of going to work incredibly difficult, it could be that the environment you are working in isn’t motivating you enough or too stressful in comparison to the benefits you receive.
If the thought of leaving crosses your mind frequently whilst at work it’s a no brainer your heart isn’t in it which, let’s face it, wastes everyone’s time. Take a moment to jot down which areas are the biggest issues. How has your enthusiasm changed since you first started? Are the areas fixable? If not, think about what you want in a career to make you motivated again. If you don’t have a clear goal in mind, chances are a change of scenery will pick you up for a period of time, but the slump will set back in again once the novelty wears off.
3. All you do is complain
If your conversations with friends and family are dominated by negative work chat, then your work dissatisfaction is seeping into your personal time. When you are still anxious or irritated by work events during your social and personal time then the problems have manifested, creating no respite to your state of mind as well as being negative and irritating to those listening to you…It is time to move on!
If any of this sounds familiar, then it may be time to look at your options. This can seem like a daunting process but there are always people out there to help you…