8 Hints That It's Time to Look for a New Job ...


With the current economic crisis, it seems that hundreds of people are applying for each job vacancy.

So if you are lucky enough to have a job, you are made to feel that you should be grateful for being in employment, no matter how poorly paid or how difficult the circumstances.

However, there are some situations when you may want to consider moving on.

After all, it doesn’t hurt to look …

1. Dread

If that Monday morning feeling occurs every day, and you invariably dread going to work, then something is very wrong with the job.

If you can’t do anything about whatever is causing the problem, then it’s best to consider changing jobs.

2. Health

Sure, we all need a job in order to pay the bills, but your health is the most precious thing you’ll ever have.

So if you are working far too many hours, colleagues are making your life a misery, or for any reason your health is being affected by your work, then it’s definitely time to move on.

3. Deadbeat Colleagues

There’s one in every workplace – the worker who doesn’t actually want to do any work.

They’re conspicuous by their absence when something needs doing, their tendency to take long breaks, and their excuses to get out of anything remotely demanding.

Don’t waste your time carrying someone else – it won’t be appreciated.

4. Promises, Promises …

Have you ever been in a job where you are constantly promised promotion, pay rises and bonuses – but none of these things ever materialise?

This then raises the distinct possibility that all these promises are meaningless, made just to try to get more out of you.2

5. Exploited

Employers are cottoning on to the ‘be grateful to have a job’ bandwagon, and some will take advantage of people’s fears of losing their job.

They will expect you to work extra unpaid hours, do the work or two, and if you don’t oblige will hint that there are plenty of other people who would be glad of employment …

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