Everyone has bad days at the office, but for quite some time that describes the bulk of your work life. Whether the passion you once had for the job is gone or you recently started a new job that has turned out to be a terrible fit, you’re downright unhappy.

Work likely consumes at least 40 hours per week of your life. That’s too long to be stuck at a job you don’t like. If the signs below feel self-descriptive, it’s time to polish your resume and find a new opportunity that’s a better fit.

5 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job


You Seriously Dread Mondays

Having a case of the Mondays isn’t at all unusual. However, there’s a difference between wanting another weekend day to relax and having major anxiety about returning to a job you hate. If your Sundays are filled with the latter, this is a problem that might only be resolved by taking your talented self to another company.

You’re Usually Bored at Work

Some days — and even weeks — are more interesting at the office than others. However, if your work is typically so easy you’re speeding through it each day or so boring you’re nearly falling asleep at your computer, this is a clear indicator you’re not engaged. As an ambitious person, you want to be challenged; it’s time to find a job you’re truly passionate about.

Complaints About Work Dominate Your Conversations

Everyone grumbles about their job to family and friends sometimes. However, you do it so often your loved ones don’t know much about anything else going on in your life. If you need to talk about your dislike for your job all the time, this is a red flag; it’s time to move on to something you actually enjoy.

You Frequently Think About Quitting

Having a bad day at work every now and then is normal — even those that cause you to daydream about marching into your boss’s office and giving two weeks’ notice. What isn’t normal is spending more days than not thinking about walking out the door. If disdain for your job dominates your thoughts frequently, you’re unhappy and need to cut ties already.

You Don’t Get Along With Your Boss and/or Colleagues

If you have a bad boss or colleagues you just don’t mesh with, your workdays are probably quite unpleasant. Tension at work can easily shift into your personal life because it can be hard to check office woes at the door. You deserve to work in an environment where you feel comfortable, supported, and liked, so do yourself a favor and start searching for an opportunity where you’ll be truly valued.


Ready to find a new job you actually enjoy? Wood Staffing is here to guide your search for an opportunity that checks all your boxes here in Michiana. Contact us today to get started!


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