1. YOU GET DEPRESSED DRIVING TO WORK
It’s one thing to get a little down while driving to work Monday morning knowing you have a long week ahead of you. It’s another thing when driving to work everyday causes you to question every choice you’ve made in your life. Now I know going to work is not the most enjoyable activity on everyone’s list, but if driving to work causes a constant low point in your life… it may be time to move on.
2. YOUR CO-WORKERS CAUSE MORE STRESS THAN YOUR BOSS
In any job, you will be faced with various business challenges, but you shouldn’t have to deal with business issues. Bad people make good jobs bad! Also, most of the reasons why people hate their jobs, doesn’t necessarily have to do with the job… but it has a lot to do with the co-workers. If being around your co-workers makes you feel like you’re back in high school… it may be your year to graduate to another job.
3. IF ANYONE CAN DO YOUR JOB
Let’s face it, most jobs require a bit of training before you can actually call yourself an employee… but there are many jobs that don’t! Most job qualifications consist of education, experience, specific skills, training, and so on. Meeting these job qualifications often provides job security, however, if you have the type of job where anyone can come off the street and do what you do… it may be in your best interest to find something a little more secure.
4. IF YOU’RE SMARTER THAN YOU BOSSES
This doesn’t happen too often… or shouldn’t happen too often. Nevertheless, there are times when someone will receive a leadership role… who doesn’t deserve it! This often occurs through nepotism, favoritism, or when a leader retires, or moves on and someone else is thrown into that position. It will quickly become obvious if you are smarter than your boss, but chances are you will never surpass your boss. Therefore… it may be a good idea to find a smarter environment to help you grow.
5. IF YOUR ‘PAY-CHECK’ WILL LOOK THE SAME 10 YEARS FROM NOW
The question is: “How do you know what your pay-check will look like in 10 years?”
The answer is: Find a co-worker who has been employed for over 10 years… and you’ll get your answer. Veteran employees love telling new employees what they have to look forward to. If you find out that there is no room for advancement, and that the company’s raises are only compatible with the cost of living increases… it may be time to improve your financial prospects elsewhere.