George Bernard Shaw – a well-known author, said well;
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”
Similarly, another anonymous renowned personality also uttered great words;
“Don’t be afraid of change, you may end up losing something good, but you will probably end up gaining something better”
The purpose of taking the support of these motivational quotes to begin this blog is, to draw reader’s attention towards the strange truth of professional life. When folks switch job considering it to be their failure in proving skills.
Well, they have a point at one side – when an employee starts feeling to be like “other” in their team, and by the attitude of their working authorities, there comes a point when they think to quit the job. It doesn’t necessarily mean that if a person has to quit the job, that’s because he/she fails to prove their mettle in required fields. It’s just that their passion is looking for a new change, and their skill needs to get endorsed by creating a new way.
Anyhow, let’s face the fact that everyone goes through bad days at the office, maybe even a bad week or two. But when you consistently have a bad week at work, it might be time to seriously consider quitting.
Quit the job, when you feel;
1. You lack Passion
The lack of passion in any work is the primary, yet basic indication that you need to change your work or mind; be it studying, writing, or in the professional field. When you don’t feel excited in morning to go to work and practice your skills, it means your mind don’t find it fascinating anymore.
This is totally contrasted feeling with the one you had when you first started working there.
2. Your Skills are not being Recruited
If you’re an introvert employee, then often organizations put these type of employees in a big trial. What happens is the management doesn't recognize that you have more to offer than what you've been contributing for a huge amount of time.
When you are no longer getting the plum assignments, you are no longer asked to attend key meetings, or your proposition is met with quiet or disavowal. These are signs that you ought to search for a new opportunity.
3. You're not Learning & Growing
Though you’re satisfied with your job, but did you feel a single percent of self-growth in your skill? Many people don’t encourage the idea of switching job for the sake of motivation, rather they believe in giving your time to work. Fine! It's easy to get stuck in a job, and getting stuck even becomes more comfortable when you love what you're doing.
At times, it happens that no matter however amount of work you do, you don’t feel like learning. It may be because your management system is not giving you enough chance to learn, and understand few basic things to get a grasp over.
As a result, you feel your capability to absorb information has leveled out or you're truly not feeling tested, this may flag a need to move on. Always remember that every job should enhance your skills and add to your value as an employee.
If you feel yourself standing at the same place where you were standing before by doing the same thing every day, it's time to look elsewhere.
4. Your Ideas are not being Heard
When you feel like treating inferior, and if your ideas are no longer valued or acknowledged, it means your organization doesn't see you on high position anymore.
This is the time when you could not get approvals or acknowledgment for great work, then it’s a high time to start your new job hunt.
5. You Don’t Get Feedback
Lack of positive and encouraging feedback in any organization is enough to demotivate an employee. If your manager doesn’t provide feedback on your performance or the feedback is generic, then it becomes difficult to take action.
It’s pretty tough to learn what it takes to learn the basic core that your organization expects you to learn in no time.
6. You feel underpaid & undervalued
While pay is not necessarily just the thing propelling you to work, let's be realistic: you see your compensation and advantages bundle as a measure of how much your boss values your work. So if you are not making much more now, years into your career, then you were as a doe looked at, unpracticed graduate crisp out of school, chances are you feel undervalued.
If your salary and responsibility do not reflect your experience level, I hear you: it’s no wonder you are growing tired of your job.
7. It Feels Like Time to Go
Lastly, when in all terms and aspects you feel it’s time to go, then take a determined action, rather creating any confusions. Don’t ignore what your gut is telling you. No one knows your work environment better than you do.
And if you get the sense that you might be better off somewhere else, heed that inner voice and go exploring.
Author’s Bio: The writer of this article, Clinton Loomis work as a freelance blogger, a Spokesperson and a writer at Coursework Club Help & Writing Services who writes different articles and blogs related to business, education and technology.