Whether it's a bad manager, unrealistic goals or just plain old boredom, sometimes the job we have no longer serves our best career interests. If you're trying to decide if it's time to throw in the towel and look for a new opportunity, consider whether or not you are:
Always calling out sick. It's fine to take an occasional mental health day. But if you are often feigning illness (or if thinking about going to work is actually making you ill), then it's probably time to update your resume.
Feeling a sense of dread on Sunday nights. No one likes to see the weekend come to an end, but Sunday evenings should be a time for rest and reflection—not anxiety—before returning to the office on Monday morning.
Having a hard time focusing in meetings. Meetings are a time to share your ideas and learn new information. But if you consistently feel preoccupied or apathetic during meetings, there's a larger issue with your view of the organization, not necessarily the meeting topic.
Constantly looking at the clock. The phrase "time flies when you're having fun" has validity—if you enjoy or at least appreciate your work tasks, you're not so concerned about how much time is left until you get to go home for the day.
Complaining to friends and family. Though venting is helpful in relieving occasional frustration, constantly lamenting about your job woes to your loved ones won't help your situation (and it often ends up annoying the listener).
It's worthwhile to talk to your supervisor about your concerns and see if a solution can be reached before quitting. If not, then do yourself a favor and look for a job that will fulfill and inspire you, not just provide a paycheck.
Vanessa is the definition of the term "boss babe" - she is a hard-working, talented professional who is always two steps ahead. Her streamlined, chic style includes classic, subtle colors such as black, gray, navy, and white. She takes herself seriously in the office, but takes advantage of her free time by volunteering in the community, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.