Signs That Your Job Doesn’t Suit You

Is your job an ominous presence you should exorcise from your life? You certainly don’t need to be M. Night Shyamalan to see the signs.

1: You’re a Loner at Work. You’re not a social pariah, yet you have no friends at work. Shallow as it sounds, maybe you need to be in a work environment with colleagues who match up with you a little better.

2: You’re Ashamed of Your Job. Here’s a sure sign you’re in the wrong job. Whether you manufacture porn or toilet paper, take pride in how well you do your job. If you aren’t proud of your work you’ll never be able to derive satisfaction from it.

3: Your Workload Overwhelms You. It’s normal to feel a little frazzled now and again, especially amid pressure-cooker deadlines and quarter-end quotas. But it’s not a good sign if you routinely carry on like a decapitated chicken. You’re in the wrong job if you have more work than you’re capable of doing in the allotted time.


4: You’re Stagnating at Work. Unless you use and develop most skills regularly, you’ll lose them and fall behind. Renew your membership to a trade association, keep current with required training or work a minimum number of hours in your specialization. You’re in the wrong job if you can’t or don’t have time to do these things.

5: There’s No Growth and Development in Your Job. You’re in the wrong job if you’re not exposed to learning opportunities or aren’t taking advantage of them. If you can’t access company funding, take advantage of your fellow colleagues and clients. The key is to keep an open mind and recognize the chances you’re given to grow and develop.

If you recognize yourself a little too much in these menacing signs, then use them as a wake-up call. You owe it to yourself to look around for something worthy of your time and energy.

 

Source: Yahoo News

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