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6 signs that it’s time to change jobs

Rédigé par Agence Carrières

You’re constantly tired

Do you struggle to get up each morning and find the motivation to face your day? Do you feel like every task at work drains your energy and you can’t wait for the week to end?

This is a telltale sign of burnout. People who love their work don’t spend their time looking at the clock and waiting impatiently to get home. They enjoy what they do and find their jobs challenging. If you find yourself in this constant state of fatigue at work, you have lost your passion. For your well-being, changes need to be made.

You are bored

As Tony Robbins says: if you don’t grow, you die.

At work, it’s important that you feel challenged and that you have the opportunity to grow in your position. If you don’t, you’ll end up thinking that what you do is flat and unimportant. This is a dangerous phase, because this is when you start to get bored. 

Being bored at work has negative consequences. It can lead to a multitude of negative symptoms, such as insomnia, impatience, stress, irritability, fatigue, decreased motivation and low self-esteem. Doing nothing about this problem will only make it worse. If you are bored at work, listen to your body, take a moment to think about your next step.

You are not valued

Feeling devalued at work can be a real drag on your career. Working hard at a job where your efforts go unnoticed doesn’t make you want to push yourself. Especially when all your little mistakes are immediately noticed. Little by little, you start to lose interest and care about your work. It’s amazing how important it is to feel seen, heard and valued for our well-being.

Unlike other issues, this is a problem that can be solved more easily. To remedy the situation, you can talk to your boss or supervisor. Explain to them in a diplomatic way why you don’t feel valued. Sometimes they just don’t know the situation exists, so don’t be afraid to tell them. On the other hand, if after the discussion, things haven’t changed, it may be time to consider changing jobs to one where you’re truly appreciated.

You do other people’s work

Your original duties have completely changed. At first it was light, you were given an extra task because of a lack of employees or because the company was growing. Then, a few months later, you find yourself with a long list of tasks you weren’t hired to do. Now you’re thinking that you should have said no from the beginning, but it’s too late. What to do? You are overloaded with work and feel trapped.

Actually, this is a good problem for you. Write down all the tasks you do. Prepare your file and present it to your manager. It’s time to get what’s due you. Ask for a pay raise, promotion or a reduction in work. The important thing is that you assert your rights. If there is no change, put all your new duties on your resume and go where they will be rewarded.

You dread going to work

There are many reasons why you probably don’t want to go to work anymore. Take the time to ask yourself the right questions and be honest with yourself. Do some inner work to determine the causes.

Is it because:

1. You have lost your passion for your work

2. You feel stuck and like you are doing the same thing over and over again

3. You are disappointed with that “dream job” you so envisioned

4. You simply hate your job and the people you work with.

In any case, you need to take a break and recharge your batteries. By asking for time off, for example, and stepping away from the situation for a while. You’ll have a clearer mind to make a decision.

Your health is deteriorating

The health aspect is sometimes neglected, but it is important to talk about it. Your body is talking to you. Listen to it. It’s not normal to feel sick just from having to work. The stress of your job is often the cause of this feeling of discomfort. It can come from many different sources. For example, talking to a co-worker you don’t get along with can stress you out and keep you awake. Or having a lot of work to do and no one to help you.

Whatever the reason your job is stressing you out, it’s going to have negative effects on you. Weight loss, weight gain, more frequent colds, social withdrawal or just plain unhappiness. Pay attention to these signs, as the situation can get much worse. If your work is making you sick. Seek advice from a health professional or someone you know. Above all, take the time to rethink your priorities and consider a change of job if necessary.

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