We spend a lot of time talking about "finding" a new job (cuz that's the fun part).
Rarely do we talk about "leaving" your current job, even though they do go hand-in-hand. I guess because of the negative connotation of "leaving."
So when Sherri Howe forwarded me this article, Ten Ways to Know It's Time to Go (by Caroline Levchuck), I read it and chuckled. Why? Because I've been in a job where I was was hitting on at least 5 of the 10, and at that point, it's hard to find humor in anything.
Here's Caroline's top 5:
- You start to dread Monday as soon as you leave work on Friday.
- It becomes more and more difficult to get up for work each day, and tardiness becomes a way of life.
- You cannot muster enthusiasm for anything related to work - other than your paycheck.
- You spend most of your time complaining to colleagues or about your colleagues (say what?). ; )
- You act defensive and even hostile in company meetings when there's little cause for defensiveness.
If you find it unnecessary and know that your time has come, just send me an email and let's talk about your new gig.