I have been working for Interdependence public relations for just over 5 years and this is truly the job and the company of my dreams. This is a company which values its staff, which creates a competitive and hard working environment that delivers results and which has a clear path to the top of you want it. I almost never joined this firm in fact and just before I arrived here I had considered giving up on public relations altogether, after a terrible experience in my old job. Looking back I realize that the writing was on the wall for a long time, but I failed to spot the signs, and these are what you should be looking out for when it is time to leave your job.
People You Work With
You don’t have to become best friends with your co-workers but it is very helpful if you at least get on, and that you have respect for one another. Unfortunately in many work places there can be a real tribalism which exists amongst the workforce and if you feel that you don’t fit in or that you have begun to loathe those you work with, it may be time to change.
Hit The Ceiling
If you feel like your face just doesn’t ft in your work and that you are not being looked at for promotions then it may very well be that you have hit your ceiling with that particular employer and you should seek to move on and work for someone who does see your value and your potential. This can easily happen and instead of constantly waiting for that promotion, move no and go find it.
Not liking your boss is one thing but at the very least you should have a cordial and respectful relationship. If you and your boss don’t get on at all and it doesn’t look like they will be moving on anytime soon, then you should take the decision to move on. You can’t work under someone who you have a terrible relationship with and it will eventually eat away at any enjoyment that you get from your job.
Mornings and Sundays
Prior to leaving my old job I used to absolutely hate mornings and Sunday evenings, knowing that I had to be back at work. This is the real test to see just how much you enjoy your job and whether or not you should stay. Now of course you will have the occasional bad day where you just don’t want to go in, but if this is a consistent thing that you feel each day for weeks on end, then you have to take responsibility and make the decision to leave, and find a place to work which does make you happy.
I am evidence of the fact that switching jobs can make you happier and it is something which I would urge you to do if you are not happy.