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Top Signs It's Time To Leave

March 25th, 2009 1:42 PM by Caren McCourt-Crane

Most of us need to work for a living. Either it really is essential that we work for us to be able to maintain our current lifestyle or we love what we do.  Either way, it is important that we  at least be happy and content with our place of employment. I personally think that since we dedicate so much time where we do our work or business and with who we associate with there that it is important that we enjoy it!

The reason most people leave where they are at it because they don't feel fulfilled or supported.  How do you know when it's time to go?

1. You have lower self-esteem than ever. Have you ever experienced giving your all to a project and not even receiving at least a compliment from your boss? Then, all your “high-level” tasks are always assigned to another person without being given a reason. Those things would definitely lower someone’s self-esteem. I believe that you should do your best at anything we do, especially at work. But when it feels like our best efforts are not appreciated, then you might actually consider leaving for a place or career that’s more self-fulfilling.

2. You’re compelled to do things against your values. I guess it is okay if you are asked to go a little out of your way for your jobs. You may be asked to meet a client for lunch even if it is your rest day just so the company can close a deal. However, if for example, you are obliged to stretch the truth a little just so you could get that deal, I think that is asking too much. Giving extra effort is okay, but lying (no matter how small that lie is) just so you could get something is a big NO for me. And I can say that it is a clear signal that it's time to leave.

3. Your personal life is getting affected. If your work is getting too much in your family-time’s way, then I guess that only means a red flag for your work.

4. You get sick and always feel tired. Since you stay at work for almost half of the day, I think that it is imperative that your working environment should not be a health hazard for you. First of all, you will not be able to deliver well if you always get sick. Secondly, you wouldn’t want less time for other things just because you got sick working. It is okay to be stressed sometimes about work, but if you feel that you never get well, then I guess it only means you should leave… quick.

5. You’re wishing that weekends never end. I know this may sound shallow, but really, it is a bad sign about your work. If you are getting “Monday sickness” it's time to stop and take notice. When I worked for other people, there even came a point that I dreaded going to work because of a pending issue with a client. If you think about it, you should not be in any way, threatened by your work issues. Life's too short to live it only on the weekends!

If you're looking for a positive agency to work with, or if you're considering making a change in your career, we hope that you'll consider McCourt Real Estate.

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Posted by Caren McCourt-Crane on March 25th, 2009 1:42 PM

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