“Go where you are celebrated. Not where you are tolerated.”
Since the very first time I heard this quote, it resonated with me. Professionally, I was where I needed to be, but environment wise, I was convinced that I stuck in the sunken place. My work place was toxic. My coworkers were awesome but between the bureaucracy and lack of strong management, the place was toxic!
Thankfully, we no longer live in a world where you are expected to stay at the same job until retirement. In fact, studies show that it is in the best interest of both the employer and employee to have change. With change comes new ideas, rejuvenation and budding enthusiasm. For some, this is easier said than done. So, today, I’m here to help you make that leap by pointing out a bullet list of points that if they hit home, may be the sign you need, to quit your current job.
- Sign 1– You literally dread going in every morning. Although I personally love what I do, there are mornings where I’d rather stay home in my pjs. This isn’t the quitting sign I’m referring to. You need to quit if you feel total despair at the very thought of being in that environment.
- Sign 2– Boredom. Work isn’t always going to be fun but if you find yourself unmotivated to do the basic of tasks, that’s a sign it’s time to move onward and upwards guys!
- Sign 3-Toxic Relationships. You certainly aren’t obligated to be besties with your co-workers but if you find yourself being exposed to toxic situations (being involved in cliques, gossiping, etc), it’s time to move on.
- Sign 4– Procrastination. This is something many of us suffer from on occasion. However, if you can’t find any tasks that can engage you, perhaps that position isn’t for you.
- Sign 5– No Room For Advancement. It’s great to have a job but if there is no opportunity for growth, you are dong yourself a disservice. Think about it, you commit long hours, late nights, and weekends to a company that either can’t or won’t acknowledge your progress. They’re not worthy of your skills or work ethic.
So whether you’re preparing to move on, internally or external, you should certainly look the part. I’m a big advocate for dress how you want to be addressed! Above are some suit and coordinating pieces I recommend including this foil suit I’m wearing.