Are You Unhappy At Work? 4 Reasons It’s Time To Leave Your Job

According to The Conference Board, 53% of Americans are unhappy in their job – which means over half the workforce is dragging themselves to a workplace that makes them miserable! 

While some reasons, such as your income, pension, and healthcare, may keep you committed to work. Should any of the below reasons crop up daily, it may be time to hand your notice to your employer and say goodbye to your work colleagues!

You’ve Already Started Looking At Other Jobs 

As you check my blog, if your mind is continuously occupied with finding a new place to work, it’s time to hit the apply button and send across your CV.

You Complain About Work – A Lot

Reflect on your recent get-togethers with your friends or family members. Does work come up a lot? More importantly, do you talk about how much you hate your position, boss, etc.? We reveal to our loved ones a lot about what is and isn’t working in our lives. 

It’s possible venting every other day about your job isn’t enough to help you cope anymore. So instead, why not change the conversation, and talk to your friends about finding a new job? You never know, they may have suggestions about job openings at their work place.

You’ve Tried To Make It Work

The realistic aspect of working is, not every day will be great, and you’re not always going to want to leap out of bed on a Monday morning. Plus, some adjustments and changes may be needed now and then in your life, to make work better and more comfortable. 

For example, if you’re having trouble with your relationship at home, the anger and upset can sometimes spill over into your work, making the workplace an unpleasant place to be. 

Equally, a poor diet, not exercising, and too many late nights will also have a knock-on how you feel about not just this job but any job you land. 

However, if you’ve felt you’ve done what you can to make it work, such as talking to your boss, adjusting your hours, perhaps even adapting your role—then leaving may be your best option. At least you can say you tried!

There’s No Room For Progression 

A study conducted by Udemy revealed that 43% of employees are bored at their jobs. Boredom stifles passion; your job role becomes mundane and difficult to concentrate on because it lacks anything that sparks your interest. 

Without challenges and stimulation, time at work drags on, and every day feels like a long hard slog. As a solution, looking either sideways or upwards to other job roles in your company may reignite your enthusiasm at work. 

But, if there are no other opportunities to progress and move around the business, look to other companies that can offer you the stimulation you need instead.

Life’s too short to be unhappy every day at work. And so, if you can gain a few reasonable offers for jobs elsewhere, with an income that can support the life you want – go for it! 

Do anything, but let it produce joy.

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass