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A case of the Monday blues or is it time to look for a new job?
Three telltale signs it's time to look for a new job.
You dread Monday mornings
You’ve had a great weekend; whether that’s spending Saturday shopping, running errands or painting the town red. Now it’s Sunday afternoon and you’re having a late lunch and you take a quick look at the time. It sets in. THE FEAR. A reminder that the weekend’s drawing to a close and it’s almost time to set the alarm for work.
Of course, no one wants the weekend to end. However, if THE FEAR fills you with a sinking feeling of anxiety or pure dread, it’s neither healthy or normal and it’s a major sign you’re unhappy at work. It’s time to look for a new job.
You start to call in sick when you’re not sick
Long gone are the days where you looked forward to going to work. Now you contemplate calling in sick when you set your alarm at night and hit the snooze button in the morning.
A minor ailment or inconvenience where ordinarily you’d persevere triggers a call to your manager: “I won’t make it into the office today.”
Too many sick days can reflect badly and impact your performance, so instead of ‘sticking it out’ you should consider looking for a new job – before your sick leave starts to damage your reputation.
You’ve stopped caring
When you first started in your job, you were ambitious and determined to make it to the top. Working hard, staying late to close that deal and loving the buzz of doing well.
Now, although the role and work are the same, you feel very different.
Where you were once conscientious, your work has become sloppy and you aren’t even bothered about hitting a target or what your colleagues think.
If all of the above sounds familiar, it’s definitely the right time to look for a new job. Once again, before you damage your reputation or risk being let go.