It’s the season of love, but maybe this year, you’ve realized you’re not head over heels about your job. Though there’s no such thing as the perfect job, it’s important to find work that’s rewarding and meaningful. Taking time to reflect on your current position and employer, and identify specifically what may be driving your unhappiness, is the first step to achieving greater professional and personal success. If you’re not feeling the love, here are some red flags that it’s time to quit and find new employment:
You’re in a toxic work environment.
One of the biggest reasons to seek new employment is a toxic work environment affecting your mental or physical health. From low morale to poor communication practices, there are many factors that may be contributing to a negative workplace experience. If you’ve found yourself dreading going to work or feeling afraid to express your concerns to your boss, chances are you’re in an unhealthy workplace that’s wreaking havoc on your well-being, confidence, and ability to perform your job. Unfortunately, this is a circumstance that’s largely out of your control. In this instance, it’s best to cut your losses and find work in a more positive and supportive setting.
You feel stunted with your growth.
If a job is preventing you from growing professionally and reaching your greatest potential, it’s time to reassess your employment situation. Failure to advance is a clear sign that your current position may be a dead-end, leading to limited promotions or salary increases. Consider talking to your boss and letting them know you’re concerned about a lack of growth opportunities. If nothing is done to address your concerns, finding a position that offers you a path to advancement will give you the platform to earn a higher salary, take on more responsibilities and grow in your industry.
You don’t feel a sense of purpose.
A job that provides nothing more than a paycheck can quickly lead to boredom and a major sense of unfulfillment. If you feel as though you’re simply going through the motions every day at work, it’s time for a position that inspires and fuels you to thrive and feel motivated. Finding an employer with a mission and values that align with your own can play a major role in making your employment more meaningful and rewarding, improving your happiness and job satisfaction.
Life is short – why not make 2021 the year you find a job that propels you to the next level both personally and professionally? As you explore new options, learn how the experts at HH Staffing can assist with your job search.
Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.