When you work a job that you don’t want to be in anymore, there are a lot of tell tale signs that it’s about time to get out of there. Whether you’ve become complacent, you don’t like the environment or your coworkers make you want to hang yourself, there are a lot of different signs that your current work environment just isn’t cutting it for you. The following are a few ways to know that, even if you love your profession, your current job and you need to part ways.
You Avoid Your Coworkers
Your coworkers may be the most personable and professional amazing people in the history of the world. But do they ever make you want to take a flying leap out the window? If you find that you would rather pretend to go throw up than talk to or interact with your coworkers, you’ve gotten to a state of total burnout with your work environment.
Your Boss Can’t Say Anything About You
This is probably because you hide in your work space or you intentionally avoid your boss. While you may still be turning in stellar results, your boss may even start to wonder what you look like after awhile. When your boss no longer knows you, it’s a good sign that you want out of there as quickly as your resume and contact list can carry you.
You’d Kill to Telecommute
Telecommuting is the best of both worlds, isn’t it? You get to do the kind of work that you love, but without having to go that place. If this is how you see your job, you still obviously love your work. You just don’t have any love for where you’ve been doing that work lately.
You Spend More Time in the Coffee Shop Than the Office
Next to telecommuting, pulling a Hemingway and doing most of your work in coffee shops is another sign that you want out. If your work environment doesn’t make your own office the best place to get your work done, it’s a sign that your concentration there is drifting to places you’d rather be — like almost anywhere else.
You Absent-mindedly Browse Job Ads Similar to Yours
Again, you may love your job. It may be your calling in life. But if you’d be glad to do the exact same work in any other place, you’ve got a serious problem on your hands. With this level of burnout related to your work environment, you’re going to leave sooner or later.
There are times when you love your job but hate your workplace. If this is the case for you, it’s only a matter of time before you jump ship. At least make it a graceful exit.
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